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Culture Night 2023


with Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta

Friday 22nd September, 8pm

FREE but booking required

Image of the band Notify with portraits of the band members in a line fading in the background with close ups of their faces

NOTIFY, lead by concertina player Padraig Rynne, teams up with sean-nós musicians Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta; harp, fiddle and sean-nós singing.

NOTIFY is a musical creation of the highest quality between six Irish traditional and jazz musicians, lead by concertina player Padraig Rynne. For Culture Night, sean-nós musicians Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta join us for a spectacular night of celebration, oíche dár saol, one night for all!

Following a ‘sold out’ concert at Celtic Connections earlier this year, this Culture Night concert will be the Irish premiere of new compositions written by the collective in ’22.

NOTIFY seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for the Irish musical tradition with forward thinking innovation presented in a tasteful way that connects with audiences at home and overseas. This line up of top ranked musicians from backgrounds in jazz, traditional Irish, Avant-Garde and Folk music has naturally established a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music.

Well known for their High-Profile collaborations, NOTIFY have invited guests such as Seamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, Mark Lettieri and Jason Thomas (4 time Grammy award winners), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Kris Drever to perform and tour with them in recent years. The band delivers an evocative repertoire of original compositions, produced with sensitive electronic overlays and inventive arrangements that are “cinematic in scope” (New York Echo).

Born into a musical family, siblings Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta hail from the village of An Áird Mhóir in the Gaeltacht region of Connemara, County Galway. They are noted for their sean nós singing (unaccompanied traditional Irish vocal performance in the Irish language) and their unique arrangements of both Irish and English language songs. They take a particular interest in vocal arrangement and harmonization with their performances benefitting from the vocal tones that only families share.

Their Late Late Show performance in 2022 captured the mood of the nation and went viral around the world. They are both accomplished multi instrumentalists, Irish dancers and All Ireland winning performers who keep the Irish language and their heritage at the heart of all their musical endeavours.

Caoimhe is currently studying Irish Music at the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick.

Séamus is studying Applied Languages which includes Irish, also at UL. Séamus and Caoimhe have just released their first EP. It is produced by Brian Whelan and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan and recorded at their studio at The Fort, Roundstone, Connemara.

Absolutely gorgeous. I don’t know if this could be any more perfect
Sharon Shannon, Musician
Absolutely out of this world
Damien O’Kane, Musician

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