ATLANTIC ARC ORCHESTRA: Beyond Borders
Atlantic Arc Orchestra (featuring musicians & singers from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Brittany) is a project that has been co-produced by Irish language singer Pauline Scanlon, to draw on the shared musical heritage of the Atlantic Arc region.
The line-up features: Donal Lunny (Musical Director & Bouzouki), Pauline Scanlon (Irish traditional vocals), Jarlath Henderson (border pipes), Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle), Padraig Rynne (concertina & electronics), Ewen Vernal (bass), John Blease (drums) and Sylvain Barou (uilleann pipes & flute) – guest for 2017.
Pauline Scanlon is a folk singer from the West Kerry Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne. She is one half of celebrated Irish duo LUMIERE and a seasoned world music collaborator. Scanlon has produced many works of note in recent years, amongst them, an International collaborative project with Maori legends TRINITY ROOTS and an Irish language based experimental project with neo-trad band NOTIFY. She is an in-demand television presenter, presenting music related programmes for TG4 and BBC in recent years, and is releasing a new solo album in 2016.
Cork Folk Festival, Fri 30 Sept
Duncairn Arts Centre, Sat 1 Oct
Celtic Connections, Thu 2 Feb