Seomra Spraoi / Wednesday 14th October / 7:30pmâ€“10pm
- Food Served 7:30pm
- Music 8:30pm
â‚¬5 suggested donation
more/less as you can afford
(all monies to the running of Seomra Spraoi)
- Ciaran Murphy â€” Sarod
- Ciaran Murphy plays the Sarod, it’s a 25 stringed lute originating from the Afgan Rebab. The sarod is the most popular and prominent instrument in Hindustani (northern Indian) classical music. The sarod is known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality. It is a fretless instrument able to produce the continuous slides between notes known as meend, which are very important to Indian music.
- Thierry Michel â€” Musette BÃ©chonnet, Vegie pipes & Voice
Pipe players are usually called pipers and their fancy fingerwork pipering. Following both the French usage and avant-garde piper Jean Blanchard’s definition, Thierry prefers to be called a sonneur (â€˜sounderâ€™) and his budding art dronering:
Pipers do not merely play with drones on: we play with the drones. Precisely, we play the drones. Each note produced on the melodic chanter releases a myriad overtones from the choiring drones; a buzzing swarm or wild harmonies. A presence at times disturbing, eerie or beautiful. â€˜Dronering’ in this regard can be seen as much as a way of listening as a way of playing.
This is what he invites you to join in as he sings and â€˜soundsâ€™ his French pipes or briefly give voice to plants and vegetables that rarely get a hearing: â€œsomeone always cut them before they even get a chance, it seems!â€
Thierry will play a selection of raw ballads & greens, and rare new tunes from France & the Great Beyond.