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Stolen Hearts by Bill Whelan – Connemara Premiere

September 21, 2023 | 1:00 pm

Séamus Ó Flatharta (voice and whistle), Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta (voice and fiddle), Pádraic Keane (uilleann pipes) and the ConTempo Quartet (viola, violin, and cello) come together to present “Stolen Hearts,” a new piece by Grammy Award winning composer Bill Whelan. The composition draws inspiration from the 18th-century Irish poem “Droimeann Donn Dílis,” exploring themes of dispossession and separation from loved ones and native homes. This new musical setting brings a fresh perspective to the poignant lyrics. With the ConTempo Quartet as the centrepiece, complemented by the heartfelt vocals of Seamus and Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta.
Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and the ConTempo Quartet will perform “A State of Light” by Bill Whelan from the poem “Harvest Home” by Micheal Coady
Sponsored by: Helen and Vincent Foley


September 21, 2023
1:00 pm
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