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Pop Up Trad – Collins Barracks Tour

Collins Barracks - the National Museum of Ireland
1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM
Photograph of Collins Barracks

Wander the National Museum of Ireland and discover collections of folk life from times of old. Become immersed in the history of Ireland as you encounter live performances from acclaimed musicians Mark Redmond and Eilis Lavelle who will fill the storied rooms of Collins Barracks with traditional sounds and atmosphere

Eilís Lavelle from County Monaghan is a recognised exponent of the Irish harp and is in great demand as a performer and teacher. Eilís started learning traditional Irish music on the tin whistle from an early age. Eilís is currently studying for a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, focusing on eighteenth-century manuscripts collected by Edward Bunting. Eilís has been playing the harp for many years and has been fortunate to have performed around the world at various festivals, giving concerts, workshops and masterclasses. Eilís has gained much experience collaborating and performing with musicians from a wide range of genres. Broadcasts include TG4, BBC Television and Radio, RTÉ, and most recently recorded a documentary Beart Bunting with Dearcán media which was aired in late 2022

Mark Redmond is a highly acclaimed and accomplished piper from County Wexford. He has performed as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra; RTE National Symphony Orchestra (including a performance of the Brendan Voyage in the NCH, Dublin, 2017 as well as soloist on the occasion of the state visit of Queen Elisabeth II to Ireland, 2011). He also collaborates frequently with Riverdance, Celtic Legends, The Irish Memory Orchestra, The Irish Harp Orchestra, and as part of the Daoirí Farrell trio. In recent years Mark has performed live with Glen Hansard, Declan O’Rourke, Jack L, and Westlife. Mark received a First Class Honours Degree from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2011 and completed an Honours Masters in Music there in 2012.

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