Tionól – Harp & Pipes, 1-3 November 2019
Friday 1 November
12noon-2pm: Registration, Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre (Portlaoise FETC), Tower Hill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
2-4pm Instrumental workshops , Portlaoise FETC
8pm: Tionól 2019 Opening Gala Concert Featuring the world premiere of new music by Maeve Gilchrist performed by the Music Generation Laois Harp Orchestra.
Michael Rooney and the Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble
Jarlath Henderson (pipes)
Martin Tourish and the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra
Tlen Huicani – ‘The best folk group of Mexico’, a 5-piece band fronted by Harper Alberto de la Rosa play the music of Veracruz, a region from the gulf of Mexico. Harp is accompanied by small guitars called Jaranas and voices, Tlen Huicani perform happy and festive songs.
New music by Maeve Gilchrist is supported by the Creative Ireland Laois fund.
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Tionól Students Free of Charge • General Public €5 Booking through the Dunamaise Arts Centre 057 8663355 or Dunamaise.ie
Saturday 2 November
10am-11:30am Instrumental workshops/ masterclass with Tlen Huicani (Mexico), Portlaoise FETC
12noon-1pm Instrumental Workshops/ masterclass with Tlen Huicani, Portlaoise FETC
2pm-4pm Instrumental Workshops /Reed Making Workshop/ masterclass with Tlen Huicani, Portlaoise FETC
7pm: Tionól concert featuring young Harpers and Pipers from Music Generation programmes across Ireland, a youth group of harpers from Colombia and Tionól Tutors including Leonard Barry (pipes), William Jackson (harp), Grainne Hambly (harp), Anne-Marie O’Farrell (harp), Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla (harp), Jill Devlin (harp), Lauren O’Neill (harp), Rachel Duffy (harp), Siobhan Buckley (harp), Paul Harrigan (pipes), Tim Doyle (pipes), Mark Redmond (pipes), Peter Browne (pipes), James Mahon (pipes), Kathleen Loughnane (harp) and Maeve Gilchrist (harp)
Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tionól Students Free of Charge • General Public €5 – Tickets for sale on the door
Sunday 3 November
10am-11:30am Instrumental workshops, Portlaoise FETC
12noon-1pm Instrumental Workshops, Portlaoise FETC 1pm
2pm Closing Student Concert – Tionól 2019, programme of music made up of repertoire covered throughout Tionol, Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre (Admission free of charge, donations welcome)
7pm: Tionól Closing Party featuring Tlen Huicani (Mexico), Andy Bergins Main St, Portlaoise – Free AdmissionT
To book workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 057 8681782
WORKSHOP STANDARDS: A range of classes are available from recent beginners to advanced. You must have your own instrument to participate. A limited number of harps are available for Music Generation Laois students.
SUPERVISION: Under 18s will be supervised during break times unless alternative arrangements made by parents. Open to ages 7 and upwards. LUNCH IS PROVIDED
Workshops venue: Portlaoise FETC (Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre, Tower Hill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois)
Music Generation Laois Tionól 2019 is a national gathering for harps and pipes 2019 funded by the Music Generation Creativity and Collaboration Fund and the Trench Trust.