Colin Dunne, Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power (Ireland/Scotland)

Colin Dunne, Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power (Ireland/Scotland)

Tour Dates

Tue 13 Sept, 8.25pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Wed 14 Sept, 8.25pm Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon
Thurs 15 Sept, 8.25pm Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Fri 16 Sept, 8.25pm glór, Ennis
Sat 17 Sept, 8.25pm Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Sun 18 Sept, 10.00pm Station House Theatre, Clifden
Tue 20 Sept, 8.25pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Wed 21 Sept, 8.25pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Thurs 22 Sept, 8.25pm Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr
Fri 23 Sept, 8.25pm Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Sat 24 Sept, 8.25pm Triskel Christchurch, Cork

Music Network is thrilled to present a new collaboration between the prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power. This newly-commissioned work, is a sparkling kaleidoscope of melody and rhythm inspired by the natural sounds and shimmering patterns of light that announce Ireland’s day.

‘Edges of Light' draws from a unique and little known Irish idiosyncrasy: the rising of the sun at Dunsink Observatory occurs 25 minutes and 21 seconds later than at Greenwich, meaning that 8 pm Dublin Mean Time occurs at 8.25 pm GMT! Step in time anyone? According to Deirdre Moynihan, Programmes Manager at Music Network, “This new work is a complete piece, running for about 75 minutes. Some of the tunes selected are quite old and are woven around new compositions, so it’s a mix of contemporary and traditional music with dance not only as a visual element but part of the sound-scape of the whole piece”.

Best known for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, Colin Dunne has toured with musical groups The Chieftains and De Dannan and performed at such venues as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. Three award-winning musicians from Ireland and Scotland complete the ensemble: Clare fiddler Tola Custy, one of the founding members of ground-breaking band Guidewires, acclaimed harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power, a former member of Liam Clancy’s Fairweather Band and regular collaborator with Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition Project.


Colin Dunne, dance
Tola Custy, fiddle
Maeve Gilchrist, harp
David Power, uilleann pipes, whistles

Tue 13 Sept The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8.25pm , €20 / €15 01 6787188 Music Network
Wed 14 Sept Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon 8.25pm , €17 / €15 / €10 (Go See) 090 6625824
Thurs 15 Sept Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 8.25pm , €18 / €16 01 2724030
Fri 16 Sept glór, Ennis 8.25pm , €10 / €30 family ticket (4 people) 065 6843103
Sat 17 Sept Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8.25pm , €18 / €16 01 2312929
Sun 18 Sept Station House Theatre, Clifden 10.00pm , €15 / €12 095 21699 (Info only) Clifden Arts Festival
Tue 20 Sept Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8.25pm , €16 / €14 094 9023733
Wed 21 Sept Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8.25pm , €12 / €10 074 9120777 (An Grianán)
Thurs 22 Sept Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr 8.25pm , €17 / €15 057 9122911
Fri 23 Sept Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise 8.25pm , €18 / €16 057 8663355
Sat 24 Sept Triskel Christchurch, Cork 8.25pm , €18 / €16 021 4272022

Listen on Spotify

Colin Dunne and Liz Knowles "Carna: An Chistin" IRELAND 100

Maeve Gilchrist "Beeswing"

Tola Custy "So small the boat, so big the sea"

"a fantastically articulate mover… you can’t take your eyes off him."

- The Daily Telegraph on Colin Dunne

"A phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity."

- Dirty Linen on Maeve Gilchrist

"A languid, loose-limbed creature that creates the finest of shapes around his chosen tunes."

- The Irish Times on Tola Custy

"The sheer breadth of expression captured by Waterford piper David Power in his latest collection will be enough to stop many listeners in their tracks."

- The Irish Times