Events

lotherton hall

Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Cork & County Kerry

Saturday 9th July 7:00pm

FREE EVENT

Chapel FM Arts Centre, Old Seacroft Chapel, York Road, Leeds LS14 6JB

Tracing The Song– The Pretty Milkmaid

Reimagining an ancient Kerry ballad.

A unique opportunity to explore the story of one Irish ballad and celebrate its living oral tradition.

This part of the project will trace the song, The Pretty Milkmaid (Cailin Deas Crúite na mBó) as it travelled from Kerry to Lincolnshire, Hollywood and beyond. Hosting the event will be Meabh Begley who learnt this song from her grandfather.

Méabh Begley, local duo Ruben and Alana, fiddler Owen Spafford, and Chapel FM Jazz Collective will each perform their own specially commissioned version of the ballad.

Supported by Arts Council England, this nine-month social history project 'Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Cork & County Kerry' will explore the musical traditions of County Cork and County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland, in particular the music of the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ area.

‘Sliabh Luachra’ (pronounced Sleeve Loucra) is the mountainous region along the Cork/Kerry border in the province of Munster straddling the county boundaries of Cork and Kerry. The name ‘Sliabh Luachra’ means "a mountain of rushes".

chapelfm.co.uk

lotherton hall

Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Cork & County Kerry

Sunday 10th July 7:00pm

Tickets £10 / £6 Concessions from wegottickets.com and on the door

The Watershed - Bridge St, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5JN

The Méabh Begley Trio

The trio play and explore the music and songs rooted in Méabh's home region of Corca Dhuibhne, the Gaeltacht of West Kerry, Ireland. The trio of Méabh Begley on button accordion, Owen Spafford on fiddle and Cáit Ní Riain on piano will be performing publicly for the first time having formed and worked together specifically for this project.

A native Irish speaker, Méabh was born into the renowned musical family of the Begleys whose influence has helped in shaping her energetic instrumental playing, emotive and sensitive singing style as well as inspiring her passion for composing and song writing.

Support from Mikey Kenney and Stuart Graham. Mikey is a traditional fiddler held in high regard by his peers, he has a reputation for making quality music and producing wondrous flourishes of superb creativity.

There will also be a bar available with all proceeds going to Moonraking Festival

In collaboration with Under Wraps Music and Moonraking Festival.

wegottickets.com

lotherton hall

Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Cork & County Kerry

Monday 11th July 7:00pm

£5 Entry available on the door

The Grove Inn - Back Row, Holbeck Urban Village, Leeds LS11 5PL

The Méabh Begley Trio

The Méabh Begley Trio will perform at The Grove Inn, Holbeck Urban Village as part of a debut tour of Northern England.

The trio play and explore the music and songs rooted in Méabh's home region of Corca Dhuibhne, the Gaeltacht of West Kerry, Ireland. The trio of Méabh Begley on button accordion, Owen Spafford on fiddle and Cáit Ní Riain on piano will be performing publicly for the first time having formed and worked together specifically for this project.

A native Irish speaker, Méabh was born into the renowned musical family of the Begleys whose influence has helped in shaping her energetic instrumental playing, emotive and sensitive singing style as well as inspiring her passion for composing and song writing.

Support from George Sansome whose relaxed stage presence and engaging delivery make for a captivating and exciting performance. Taking inspiration from the likes of Nic Jones and Martin Carthy, he delivers a sound that appears stripped back and effortless yet brimming with hidden complexities.

In collaboration with Folk at the Grove.

thegroveinnleeds.co.uk

lotherton hall

Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Cork & County Kerry

Tuesday 12th July 7:00pm

£5 entry only available on the door

Hyde Park Book Club, Headingley Lane., Headingley, Leeds LS6 1BL

Summer Céilí: an evening of dance and song from County Kerry

With music from The Méabh Begley Trio, caller Iona Lane. will lead some Kerry set dances as well as country dancing from Scotland and England. No previous experience required, just a willingness to dance!

Ceili or Ball Night was a tradition in the counties of Cork and Kerry where people used to gather in a house on a special occasion with music, set dancing, storytelling, songs, and craic.

Set dances are based on quadrilles, which were court dances. These were transformed regionally in Ireland -including in the counties of Cork and Kerry-into unique folk dances and music of the Irish rural communities.

In collaboration with Hyde Park Folk Club

hydeparkbookclub.co.uk

Timeline

The Celtic Connection

Wednesday 8th June 2:15pm

FREE EVENT

Lotherton Hall, Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB

In collaboration with Leeds Museums & Galleries

Homes of the Gascoignes: The voice of their communities.

Wander the rooms of the Gascoigne’s former home at Lotherton and discover the family’s historical links with Castle Oliver in Ireland and Craignish Castle in Scotland.

Visitors will discover what life was like on the country house estates in Ireland and Scotland . They will also have the opportunity to see how the Gascoigne family used their wealth to benefit and support these communities, connecting people through work, music, art and sport.

The event will feature traditional music from Scotland and Ireland.

museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk

Timeline

Traditional Irish Music Evening

Wednesday 8th June 8:00pm

FREE EVENT

The New George, Commercial Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3AQ

An early evening of traditional Irish music with special guests.

Please note: only artists who have been booked in advance may perform.

facebook.com/TheNewGeorgeKirkstall

Timeline

Rush Hour Trad

Wednesday 15th June 6:00pm

£PWYF

Seven Arts, 31a Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD

Chill out with a drink or coffee after work for an hour’s traditional Irish music.

Please note: only artists who have been booked in advance may perform.

sevenleeds.co.uk

Timeline

An evening of traditional Irish music and song

Friday 17th June 8pm

FREE EVENT

Marsden Mechanics, Marsden, HD7 6BW

Acoustic night - Des Hurley and friends

The Mechanics Institute, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW

Tickets available from The Mechanics Institute reception and online

marsdenmechanics.co.uk

Timeline

Tuesday Night Live

Tuesday 21st June 7pm

FREE EVENT

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN

An evening of traditional Irish music and song with special guests.

Tickets available from HEART reception and online

heartcentre.org.uk/events

The Leeds Irish Music Programme

All shows now available online

FREE RADIO BROADCAST

East Leeds FM, Old Seacroft Chapel, 1081 York Road, Leeds LS14 6JB

In addition to exploring different traditional Irish music historical regional influences and themes, the four programmes during Irish History Month 2021 caught up with local Irish organisations Leeds CCE (Irish Musicians Association), Leeds Irish Health & Homes, The Leeds St Patrick’s Day Committee and Leeds Irish Centre. East Leeds FM have up a standalone radio show page on the Chapel FM website for the series to listen back to all the programmes.

www.chapelfm.co.uk

Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Leitrim & County Fermanagh

Throughout 2022

ONLINE PRESENTATION

Supported by Arts Council England, the project also includes stories from the North Leitrim Leeds-Irish diaspora.

Available online now.

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