THE BORÓIMHE SUITE - The Life and Times of Brian Ború
It was composed and conducted by Michael Rooney for the The National Folk Orchestra of Ireland for the Millennium Celebration of Brian Ború in 2014 - Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann commissioned composer Michael Rooney to write a suite of music reflecting the life of Brian Ború. The Suite was performed in four Irish venues by the National Folk Orchestra Ireland during Easter week 2014. The Orchestra, included leading young musicians from around the country and was augmented by dancers, singers and actors.
2014 marked the 1,000 anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, where Brian Ború defeated the Vikings but was slain in battle. The Government and Local Authorities around the country will mark this momentous date with a variety of events and festivals throughout the year.
As part of the celebrations, Comhaltas commissioned composer Michael Rooney to write a suite of music, song and dance reflecting the life of Brian Ború. The reformed Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland performed the suite in Killaloe, Armagh, Cashel and Dublin over the Easter period in 2014 and at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Sligo to sold out venues.
The Boróimhe Suite was presented at the following venues:
Clontarf - Clasac
21st April, 2014
Armagh - St. Patrick's Cathedral
22nd April, 2014
Killaloe - St. Flannan's Church
23rd April, 2014
Cashel - Brú Ború
24th April, 2014
Ennis - Fleadh Nua 2014
Sligo - Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014