Top Connemara group to play the Strule

Published: 26th September 2016

Champion sean-nós singers, musicians and dancer all feature in the group called Na Cannabháin Bhána that will perform in the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Friday 7 October at 8pm.

The Ó Ceannabhán family from Connemara’s Gaeltacht area in Co Galway form the basis of this 5 piece group.  Singers Pól Ó Ceannabháin and his sister Caitríona have both won top awards at the coveted sean-nós singing competitions at Oireachtas na Gaeilge and have made many appearances on TG4, while another brother Josie is a lively accordion player.

Their nephew Rónán Ó Conghaile, who recently won the Oireachtas senior sean-nós dancing competition that is screened annually on TG4, will also perform at this event which has been organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.  As well as sean-nós singing the group will play a mixture of traditional jigs and reels and lively country and western songs that will be sure to get everyone on the floor at this cabaret style concert.

The following morning in the Strule Arts Centre there will be an opportunity for people to get a further taste of the traditions of Connemara.  Caitríona will lead a workshop in singing in Irish at 10am on Saturday 8 October, while Rónán will conduct a workshop in sean-nós dancing in Strule Arts Centre at 11:15am.  Both workshops have free entry and will give people a great opportunity to learn from these top class artists.

Tickets for the concert – £8 and £5 concessionary – are available from the Strule Arts Centre Box Office by calling 028 8224 7831, online at www.struleartscentre.co.uk or at the door on the night.

Na Ceannabháin Bhána ag Triall ar Ionad Ealaíne na hÓmaí
Beidh an sárghrúpa ceoil agus amhránaíochta Na Ceannabháin Bhána le cloisteáil in Ionad Ealaíne na Sruthaile Dé hAoine 7 Deireadh Fómhair ar 8i.n.  Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin agus a deartháir Pól Ó Ceannabháin príomhamhránaithe an ghrúpa seo a bhfuil clú agus cáil orthu mar amhránaithe sean-nóis agus mórdhuaiseanna buaite acu ag comórtais de chuid Oireachtas na Gaeilge le blianta beaga anuas. 

Chomh maith leis na amhráin ar an tsean sean-nós beidh ceol den scoth le cloisteáil ón ghrúpa ildánach seo a sheineann idir cheol traidisiúnta agus cheol tíre.  Is cinnte mar sin go mbeidh fonn damhsa ar dhaoine sa lucht féachana agus deis acu a bheith ag jiváil agus ag damhsa leis na ríleanna agus poirt bhríomhaire a thiocfas as bosca ceoil Josie Uí Cheannabháin.  Beidh an seampaín damhsóir ar an tsean-nós Rónán Ó Conaile (nia le clann Uí Channabháin) ag tabhairt taispeantais dá scileanna damhsa ar an oíche fosta agus beidh deis ag damhsóir ar bith sa lucht féachana steip a dhéanamh ar an ardán. 


Is cinnte go mbeidh sár oíche ceol, damhsa agus spiorad Chonamara go mór le brath ag an cheolchoirm seo in Ionad Ealaíne na Sruthaile.  Ticéid ar £8/£5 le fáil ó Oifig na dTicéad Tel 028 82247831, ar líne ag 
www.struleartscentre.co.uk nó ag an doras ar an oíche. 

An mhaidin dár gcionn beidh deis ag daoine amhráin i nGaeilge a fhoghlaim ag ceardlann amhránaíochta le Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin.  Beidh sin ar siúl in Ionad Ealaíne na Sruthaile ar 10:00 maidin Dé Sathairn 8 Deireadh Fómhair agus ar 11:15 beidh deis ag daoine cúpla steip ar an tsean-nós a fhoghlaim ó Rónán Ó Conghaile.  Cead isteach saor in aisce a bheas sé chuig na ceardlanna seo agus deis iontach ag daoine blás den amhránaíocht agus damhsa Chonamara a phiocadh suas ó scoth na n-ealaíontóirí.

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