On 21 June 2017
Centre Culturel Irlandais
Like every June 21st, the Irish Cultural Center in Paris has decided to celebrate World Music Day the right way! This year, the center will host a variety of musicians and groups, to showcase Irish musical talent, including Ailbhe Reddy, Goitse and Interskalactic!
World Music Day 2016 at the Irish Cultural Center in Paris drew a crowd of over 5000 spectators with its unique and fun atmosphere!
On the menu? Ailbhe Reddy, Goitse as well as Interskalactic.
INDIE FOLK MUSIC: Ailbhe Reddy
The female writer-composer-singer from Dublin is undoubtedly one of the discoveries of the latest months. First noticed in 2014, Ailbhe Reddy really became famous in 2016 after being invited at the Electric Picnic festival and at the famous show Other Voices. Her second EP, Hollowed Out Sea, celebrated by journalists and international musical bloggers, has already been played over one million times on Spotify. This young guitarist endowed with a seductive voice like London Grammar’s or Daughter’s writes powerful lyrics and sensitive music.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Goitse
With James Harvey (banjo, mandolin), Aine McGeene (voice, fiddle), Colm Phelan (bodhran), Tadhg O Meachair (piano, piano-accordion), Conal O’Kane (guitar)
This multi-award-winning quintet was born in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Recently named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year”, Goitse gained acceptance among bands celebrated by Irish music enthusiasts. After an unanimously and critically acclaimed fourth album called Inspired by Chance, Goitse keep on causing a sensation on the international stage thanks to their magic and joyful performances. That night, they will give you a mix of traditional melodies and original tracks with a very contagious energy.
SKA MUSIC: Interskalactic
With Ray Cranley (guitar, voice), Tim Higgins (drums, voice), Ruth Kennington (keys, voice), Rónán O’Neill (percussion, voice), Alison Reynolds, Mason McMillen (saxophones), Kevin Foran, Shane Clear (trumpets), Christopher Rooney, Alex Borwick (trombones), Graham Heaney (bass)
Hailed as “the future of ska in Ireland” (The Late Late Show), Interskalactic mark their place on the live stage by triumphing at the biggest festivals. Based on modern music, this brass band brings first-wave Jamaican ska back into fashion. The 11 musicians know how to keep a dancefloor busy: in addition to their covers of classic ska artists – Prince Buster, The Skatalites, Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – or popular hits from these last few decades, they also play their own original music with that old-school Jamaican influence (their first EP has been released in March). A spectacular and thrilled band you are not likely to forget!
World Music Day 2017 at the Irish Cultural Center
When: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Irish Cultural Center, in the Courtyard. In case of bad weather, see the CCI website.
For even more tips and outing ideas, take a look at our selection for 2017 Make Music Day:
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