Is Linn É: 2016 at Townhall, Cavan June 21 at 7pm
The students at Crossreagh, Arva, Milltown and Corlurgan National Schools are putting the final gloss on their performance of Is Linn É: 2016 at Townhall, Cavan on 21 June at 7pm. The Townhall performance will be the children’s first opportunity to share with their parents the work that they have undertaken in 2016. Lead musicians Brian Dillon and Liam Mc Cabe are delighted with the work that the children have carried out. They say “all of the schools have worked really hard on making the words of the song meaningful to them. They are reflecting on all they have learned in the classroom and beyond about 1916 during this important year of commemoration. Noel Monahan, poet visited each class involved and brought the period to life through poetry and anecdotes from the archives of The Rising, Easter 1916. The schools have all brought their particular interests to this new piece of music and we are very proud of the work they have done. So much so that we are responding to them with a new piece the we have written ourselves for the concert at Townhall and hope that we can reach the expectations of the young people .“
A number of support acts will perform on the 21 June to support the young people. Noel Monahan, poet will read from his own work. Grainne Conaty a singer/songwriter from Co. Cavan will perform some of her original material. Crosserlough Choral Society, directed by John Donohoe will perform a short selection from their recent sell out concerts at Ramor Theatre. Brian and Liam will perform their new music and the children will be supported by Peter Denton, Michael Quinn and Stevie O’Brien.
Invitations on the night are limited to two members only from the family of each participating child. Please don't turn up as you will be disappointed. The music and a short video of the preparation work will be available after the event. Further details on www.cavanarts.ie
About the musicians
Liam Mc Cabe, a native of Bailieborough is a musician who received his musical education at Bailieborough School of Music. Liam is an accomplished musician and plays a range of instruments including guitar, saxophone, violin, clarinet and recorder.
Brian Dillon a musician and music teacher from County Tipperary plays clarinet and guitar and teaches music technology. While completing his MA studies in Sonic Art at Queen’s University, Belfast he performed with QUBe Ensemble and Queen’s Chamber Choir.
This project is part of the official 1916 – 2016 Centenary Programme in Cavan and is funded through Cavan County Council by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This project is an initiative of the heritage and arts offices, Cavan County Council.