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DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble celebrates the Celtic New Year with a concert at the Gleeson Theatre

Posted: 7 October, 2016

The DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble will celebrate the Celtic New Year and Hallowe’en with music, song and storytelling in their annual Scéalta na Samhna concert at the Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street on Friday October 21 (7.30pm).

The origins of Hallowe’en date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the start of winter and the New Year. 

The ensemble of over twenty musicians was originally modelled on the pioneering work of Seán O Riada and Ceoltóirí Cualainn, but has since forged its own sound and style. The ensemble features some of the finest young musical talent in Ireland today. 

Recent highlights include: performances on RTÉ Radio 1’s Céilí House; the Dublin International Game Music Festival; the Opening Concert of the prestigious Temple Bar TradFest; collaborative performances with the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, China Conservatory of Music, the Chinese Embassy of Ireland, the Moroccan Embassy of Ireland, and the Korean Embassy of Ireland; a live radio and online broadcast for National Music Day with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra; a televised O2 Arena performance with the Notre Dame Marching Band; tours of Louvain (Belgium), Rome and Savannah, Georgia, USA. 

Directed by well-known traditional Irish musicians, Odhrán Ó Casaide, Kieran Hanrahan and Tom Doorley, this free performance promises to be a cracking night of music, song and dance and is perfect for all the family!

Admission is free, but reservations are advised - Reserve seats at www.eventbrite.ie