The Child Ballads | Kaleidoscope Night


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Our featured artist, Laoise O’Brien oversees the 5th chapter of the Kaleidoscope 2018/2019 season in a very special format sure to enthral Kaleidoscope regulars. The evening will culminate in the launch of Laoise’s latest musical tapestry: The Child Ballads. Laoise is joined by a group of musicians who specialise in crossing borders between genres. The first half of the evening will include sets from Kaleidoscope favourites, The Gregory Walkers, stunning jazz vocalist, Aoife Doyle, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Francesco Turrisi, ‘O Deer’ singer and composer, Oisín Walsh-Peelo with vocalists, Aoife Moore and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, and traditional musicians, Ultan O’Brien (fiddle) and Fionn Ó hAlmhain (pipes/flutes). In a departure from the traditional Kaleidoscope formula, the second part of the evening will be a continuous performance of Laoise’s interpretation of The Child Ballads including songs, melodies and spoken texts from this fascinating collection. This promises to be a night of melodic merriment and musical mastery.


The Gregory Walkers |Aoife Doyle | Francesco Turrisi | ‘O Deer’
| Irish traditional music set

The Child Ballads

Laoise O’Brien- recorders, voice
Malachy Robinson- viol, double bass, banjo, voice
Eamon Sweeney- baroque guitar, lute, steel string guitar
Francesco Turrisi- piano, percussion
Aoife Doyle- voice
O Deer: Oisín Walsh-Peelo- voice, guitar, harp
Aoife Moore- voice
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo- voice
Ultan O’Brien- fiddle
Fionn Ó hAlmhain- pipes, flutes, whistle, voice

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