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Tickets for these events are available from Roscrea Music Store, Grants Hotel and Roscrea Credit Union and are modestly priced at just 10.00 with concessions priced at 7.00. It is expected that this concert will be extremely popular so patrons are advised to making booking arrangements as soon as possible.

Jerry Fish & The MudBug Club, the most eclectic bunch of musical chameleons ever to share a stage, all guided by the beatific gaze of chief Mudbug, Mr. Jerry Fish himself will perform in Grant's Hotel. Due to popularity this event is expected to sell out quickly. Book your tickets early to avoid any disappointment. Date: Saturday 10th September Venue: Grants Hotel Time: 10.00pm - Late : Ticket Includes Free Nightclub Admission

One of the highlights of Aoanch Ros Cr will be the much-anticipated East Meets West Concert which takes place on Thursday the 8th of September in Grants Hotel at 8.30pm.

The first performers on the night will be the internationally acclaimed Delicious Divas. The Delicious Divas are Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Pauline Frizelle (mezzo soprano). They are classically trained professional singers whose beautiful voices and exquisite harmonies have won them many fans both at home and abroad. They have accumulated a wealth of performance experience both collectively and as soloists. Performances worldwide include America, Canada, Japan, China, Israel, Lebanon, Brazil and Europe. They have lent there voices to recordings for Michael Flatley (of Lord of The Dance), Celtic Woman, Secret Garden and several film scores(e.g Ella Enchanted for MIRAMAX Films.

They are both regular soloists with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland. While in Brazil with the choir Pauline was the featured soloist in Conor O Reilly's arrangement of 'The Sally Gardens'. A recent concert tour in Japan saw Deirdre performing in the Tokyo World Premier of 'Moonshine' by the Irish composer Marian Ingoldsby as well as a host of Irish favourites like 'Danny Boy' and 'The Last Rose of Summer'. She has since recorded a number of Irish songs for Warner Music Japan.

 

Also performing in Roscrea on what promises to be a wonderful evening of culture and entertainment will be Poland's Gradus ad Parnassum. This music group began in 2004, and is composed of four gifted young students who have thrilled Music halls across Europe over the last eighteen months. The music the group sings is full of different emotions that help to expose culture differences between folksongs from many countries. That is why there is such a big variety in their repertoire. The primary goal of their performances is to bring joy to all their listeners through singing and beautiful music.

One of the highlights of the evening will be Roscrea Musical Society who will perform recitals from some of the organisations most popular shows over the last fifty years. The renowned Phillip Byrne will conclude the evening with a selection from popular musicals and operettas. Philip Byrne has been a leading man in musicals all his working life. He appeared in more than 200 different productions, in Ireland, England and The United States. He Sings in Grand Opera, Oratorio and extensively in Cabaret. He wrote and performs in Moore and French The Entertainer has won many awards for his singing and acting.

East Meets West Trad Concert which takes place on Friday the 9th of September in Grants Hotel at 9.00pm.

The headline act on the night will be Sndrgo one of the most popular bands ever to emerge from Hungry. The band, which was formed in 1995, has travelled extensively and has performed in many of Europe's most acclaimed festivals and music halls.

The band itself consists of five young musicians who have been inspirational in the development of folk music in their native land and beyond. Their love of folk music is inspired on one hand by family and cultural traditions and on the other by great Hungarian music researchers, like - Bartk, Bla and Vujicsics, Tihamr.

Within their repertoire lies a never-ending pool of Serbian, Croatian, Macedon and Balkan folk music. As a proof of their success and talent, they won a Folk Music contest on Hungarian Radio in the year 2000. The band also organises the annual Sndrgo Festival, in their home town of Szentendre, which goes from strength to strength as each year goes by.

Also playing for the trad night will be Michel O'Domhnaill & Paddy Glackin, two of Irelands leading traditional musicians.

Since 1997 Paddy Glackin and Michel O'Domhnaill have teamed up to perform at concerts and festivals throughout Europe. In the year 2000 they released their first album together called Athchuairt and they have toured to places such as Tel Aviv since packing out theatres and leaving crowds

Michel O'Domhnaill's first group was 'Skara Brae', a singing group with his sisters Trona and Maighread and Derryman Dith Sproule. Then followed a stint with Mick Hanly in a duo 'Monroe'. In 1975 he was a founder member of one of the most influential Irish traditional bands 'The Bothy Band'. In the four years the band was together they toured extensively and recorded several highly acclaimed albums and although the Bothy band broke up in 1979 their legacy still lives on in the young traditional bands coming out of Ireland today. After the demise of The Bothy Band Michel moved to America where he played with many musicians including fiddle player Kevin Burke, also of the Bothy Band. Later with his sister Trona and flute player Brian Dunning he formed 'Nightnoise' which gained widespread recognition and acclaim throughout The United States and Europe.

Paddy Glackin, though born in Dublin is connected to the Donegal fiddle style through his father Tom. He has long been regarded as one of Ireland's leading fiddle player's. Like Michel he was a founder member of The Bothy Band but left to pursue his solo career before the band's first recording Paddy has performed and recorded with such well known artists as Van Morrison, Kate Bush, avant garde composer John Cage as well as many of Ireland's top traditional musicians. No doubt both Michel and Paddy will help Sndrgo raise the rafters in grant's Hotel on Friday the 9th of September.

Tickets for these events are available from Roscrea Music Store, Grants Hotel and Roscrea Credit Union and are modestly priced at just 10.00 with concessions priced at 7.00. It is expected that this concert will be extremely popular so patrons are advised to making booking arrangements as soon as possible.


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