‘The First 100 Years’

‘The First 100 Years’

This very special concert will reflect on 100 years of the Irish Republic through poetry, music, and song. Curated by Eamon Sweeney, Music Network Artist in Residence 2018/19.

Tour Dates

Thurs 17 Jan, 8pm Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Book Tickets

In 1919 the first Dáil convened in Dublin and the first Democratic Programme for Government was devised.  There have been changes in Irish society over the last century that would have been inconceivable to those first TDs. This very special concert will reflect on 100 years of the Irish Republic through poetry, music, and song - including a newly composed work by Fiachra Trench and featuring some of Ireland’s finest artists.

Irish Chamber Orchestra with guest artists: Mary Coughlan, Theo Dorgan, Sonamus [Cormac Breatnach (Susato Whistles), Annette Cleary (Cello), Rachel Factor (Harpsichord) and Eamon Sweeney (Guitars)].

This concert is curated by Eamon Sweeney, Music Network Artist in Residence 2018. Commenting on the residency, Eamon Sweeney says, “I am excited and grateful to have this fantastic opportunity to bring together many of my favourite artists in one great venue and present a varied programme of outreach and concerts which reflects my passions – Early Music, Irish Music, Poetry, Song, Music for Children and Babies”.

Thurs 17 Jan Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 8pm , €18 / €16 (01) 2724030

"You seem entirely at home in your art"

- Seamus Heaney on Eamon Sweeney