Music Network Culture Night 2014

21 August 2014


“Uplifting folk-pop” NME on I Have A Tribe
“A musical alchemist” The Irish Times on Francesco Turrisi
“Startlingly impressive” Classical Music on Claire Duff

Music Network is delighted to present an evening of exceptional live music, across an eclectic range of genres for Culture Night on Friday 19th September. The diverse line-up features three of Ireland’s most exciting ensembles: folk-pop group I Have A Tribe, contemporary ensemble Francesco Turrisi & The Taquín Experiments and leading Baroque duo Claire Duff (violin) and Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello). The event takes place in Dublin’s Sugar Club from 8 pm and is free but ticketed, call 01 475 0224. Making live music happen around the country, Music Network is funded by the Arts Council.

With a blend of plaintive pop and folk-tinged melancholia, Patrick O’Laoghaire (a.k.a. I Have A Tribe), will bring beautiful textures and sweeping harmonic cascades to The Sugar Club stage. Since the release of his debut EP Yellow Raincoats, funded by the Music Recording Scheme, I Have A Tribe has been impressing audiences and critics with his hypnotic melodies.

Francesco Turrisi & The Taquín Experiments perform Turrisi’s own original music: an intoxicating blend that draws on influences from baroque music to traditional repertoires from the Mediterranean, Irish traditional music and contemporary jazz. The group features exceptional improvisatory musicians including Kate Ellis (cello), Nick Roth (saxophone), Fulvio Sigurtà (trumpet, flugelhorn), Julien Colarossi (guitar), Barry Donohue (bass) and Matt Jacobson (drums).

From contemporary music influenced by older traditions to two of Ireland’s leading Baroque musicians as Claire Duff and Aoife Nic Athlaoich present a programme of Baroque delights on violin and cello. Soloists with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the pair are regular collaborators with Irish and international ensembles and orchestras. Their programme includes Bach (Cello Suite No.2 in D minor BWV 1008 (Prelude) , Two part inventions – No. 8, 9, 10 & 12), Handel Sonata in D minor HWV 359a, Corelli Sonata Opus 5 no.9 in A major.

Music Network’s mission is to make high quality live music available and accessible to people throughout Ireland. Culture Night falls halfway through Music Network’s September tour featuring traditional Irish and Scottish musicians Séamus Begley (accordion, voice), Catriona McKay (Scottish harp) and Chris Stout (fiddle), which travels to nine towns and villages from 16th to 25th September. Music Network also presents four other concerts in the same month with Dublin Guitar Quartet (Waterford) and Chatham Saxophone Quartet (Cork, Dublin and Limerick). Full details on

For listings editors:
Music Network Presents
I Have A Tribe, Francesco Turrisi & The Taquín Experiments, and Claire Duff (violin) & Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello)
Friday 19th September 2014
8pm – 10pm
The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Free but ticketed, booking essential Tel. 01 475 0224
Promoted by Music Network

I Have A Tribe – Patrick O’Laoghaire (vocals, keys, guitar), Danny Forde (guitar, vocals), Phillip Doran (drums, percussion)
Francesco Turrisi & The Taquín Experiments – Francesco Turrisi (piano, accordion, percussion), Kate Ellis (cello), Nick Roth (saxophone), Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet, flugelhorn), Dan Bodwell (bass), Matt Jacobson (drums)
Claire Duff (Baroque violin) and Aoife Nic Athlaoich (Baroque cello)


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