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CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

DE LA SALLE  Makes Music
Christ Church Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Viking Triangle 
Saturday 2nd February 12.00pm Tickets €5.00/€3.00 and accompanied U 14s go free. 
Join students from the De La Salle College for a concert featuring the Senior Choir, the College Choir, the De La Salle Jazz Trio, Dylan Brown Piano and the Birney Healy Vocal/Guitar duo. 

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New Music Week events 

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, Cathedral Square, Viking Triangle 

RTE LYRIC FM COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE Monday 4th February 10.00 – 12.00am

Composer in Residence at RTE Lyric FM, Linda Buckley will explore the similarities between creating new music for different ‘forces’ from electronica to electro-acoustic works, to writing for symphony orchestras and the human voice. Admission Free. Doors open at 9.30 am. 

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NORTHERN LIGHTS – Seminar 

WIT Campus 3.00pm Room HA 06 

To complement our concert with Northern Lights Dubh agus Geal – Songs of Fjord and Glen, we at the Cathedral are pleased to be collaborating with the musicians and WIT to present this seminar about the fusion of two traditional music types that when brought together reveal a wonderful new storytelling landscape. The Three members of Northern Lights Lorcan Macmathuna, Raphael de Cock and Remi Decker will discuss and illustrate their atmospheric music. Admission is FREE. 

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NORTHERN LIGHTS CONCERT 

Christ Church Cathedral 7.30pm €12.00/€8.00 

Northern Lights is a blending of Norse and Irish: sagas, stories, soundscapes, cultural flavours and perspectives, through a meeting of Celtic and Nordic music and songs. It is a project devised by Lorcán Mac Mathúna (voice, whistle), Raphael De Cock (voice, pipes, siberian harp, shrutti, hardanger fiddle, jews harp), and James Mahon (uillean pipes, whistle flutes). Unusual, haunting and perfect for Waterford’s Viking Triangle!

Like their landscapes, the music of Ireland and Scandinavia are spectacular, inspiring, and very different to each other. Northern Lights bring “Songs of the Fjord and Glen” to Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford – an experimental exploration of Irish and Scandinavian traditional songs and dance music that connects a vast musical landscape. This performance evokes everything between the ice of the North sea and the warmth of Irish summer pastures, in search of a deeper understanding of the things that unite us all.

“Northern Lights is a new form of presenting traditional music where Ireland’s music and our oldest singing style, sean nós, is put in contrast to Scandinavian musical traditions and singing styles. The differences and similarities we see are intriguing, exciting, and profoundly beautiful.”

Have a look at this clip for a taste of what is to come:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwf_5VnhCQ4

NB Tickets are also available from Garter Lane for Christ Church Cathedral events and the Northern Lights Concert starts at 7.30pm 

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