6 January 2010, 4:01 PM GMT


– Comhaltas Concert Tour of Britain 2010

The Annual Comhaltas Tour of Britain Echoes of Érin starts its tour of Britain on Friday, February 19th in Manchester. For audiences in the UK the Echoes of Erin tours provide a fantastic showcase for all that is best in Irish traditional music, song and dance. Top class performers in all fields display the highest standards and regional styles that have become synonymous with these events down through the years. These are the same performers who have already thrilled audiences throughout the length and breadth of Ireland during the Comhaltas Irish Tour in October 2009.

The 2010 Tour is sponsored by Tourism Ireland.

Venues to be visited by the 2010 tour are as follows:

Date Town Venue
Sunday 14th February [Dublin] Cultúrlann na hÉireann
Friday 19th February [Manchester] Irish World Heritage Centre
Saturday 20th February [Glasgow] Couper Institute
Monday 22nd February [Tyneside] Tyneside Irish Centre
Tuesday 23rd February [Birmingham] Birmingham Irish Club
Wednesday 24th February [Leeds] Leeds Irish Centre
Thursday 25th February [Luton] Cardinal Newman School
Friday 26th February [London] London Irish Centre
Saturday 27th February [Newport, South Wales] The Dolman Theatre

Artistes on the Tour include:

Performer County Instrument
Joe Arkins Co. Clare Fear a’Tí
Eimear Arkins Co. Clare Fiddle/Singer
Síofra McHugh Co. Mayo Fiddle
Paul McMahon Co. Louth Piano Accordion
Éibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin Co. Cork Flute
Conal Ó hÍarnáin Co. Galway Banjo
Oisín Ó hÍarnáin Co. Galway Button Accordion
Martino Vacca Italy Uilleann Pipes
Niamh O’Sullivan Co. Dublin Concertina
Oisín Morrison Co. Dublin Harpist
Sibéal Davitt Co. Dublin Dancer
Séamus O Rourke Co. Limerick Dancer
Theresa Sheehan Leeds/Co. Limerick Dancer
Vincent Hearns Co. Sligo Tour Manager
Venue Contact
Dublin [email protected]/ 01 2800 295
Manchester IWCH 0161 205 4007/0161 202 1515
Glasgow Moira Callaghan 0141 586 2862/Allison Cullen 0169 883 4325
Tyneside The Irish Centre 0191 261 0384/Tourist info 0191 277 8000
Birmingham Irish Club 0121 622 2314/m. Green 0795 828 8567/T.Sheehan 0121 459 4379/Vince Jordan 0778 688 0912
Leeds Irish Centre 0113 248 0887/Peggy Sarsfield 0113 263 7600
Luton Comhaltas Office 0207 916 8727
London Irish Centre 0207 916 8727/Michael Nevin 0793 173 0321
Nepwort, South Wales Noreen Johnstone 0163 327 6349/Willie Cowan 0129 142 5880/Martin Palmer-Smith 0292 061 9678

Posted By Brú Ború

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