NEWS & UPDATES

 

JUNE 1st, 2018

New performance of LEGACY

at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda!

Friday 17th August 2018, 8:00pm 

Fleadh Concert Dome, Drogheda   |  Tickets: €15 / €10 (€40 family)

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Legacy 2018 will take you on a journey through the musical and cultural landscape of Ireland honouring some of the great men and women who have helped shape and define our tradition down through the generations  with the spotlight on the contribution of the musicians, singers and poets from the Northern tradition.

Legacy 2018 will feature newly composed music by Tom Doorley, with a revised  script from Ray Conway who will also Direct the show.

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MAY 23rd, 2018

New Performance of Legacy

Thursday 1 st November 2018 @ 8:00pm
The Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast

 

The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra will play by special invitation in the Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast - on Thursday 1 st November 2018.
 

This event will be by Invitation only and further details will be released as soon as they are available.

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legacy 2017

August 20th, 2017

Legacy premiered in Ennis at the Shannon Airdome with a capacity attendance of 2000! The superlatives flowed in abundance - "brilliant", "fantastic", "awesome", "uplifting" and many more. The prolonged standing ovation from a much energised audience said it all: this was an experience of a lifetime.

An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, who spoke at the event, lauded the sheer artistry of the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland and the creativity of Tom Doorley. An Tánaiste expressed the wish that Legacy would take to the stage again on some future date... Certainly a possibility, but for now it is time for the Orchestra and the production team to take a well deserved rest.


May 20th, 2017

The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland, under the musical direction of Tom Doorley, are in final rehearsals for their latest performance titled “LEGACY” which will have its world premiere at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2017 in Ennis on Friday 18th August in the Shannon Aerodome.


MARCH 7TH, 2016

 

Macalla 1916 made it’s world premiere on Friday night at the Barbican Centre in London!

Photo by Malcolm McNally

  Photo by Malcolm McNally

Photo by Malcolm McNally

Greta Mulhall was presented with flowers by Seamus Brogan and Michael Nevin from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Photo by Malcolm McNally

Ambassador Dan Mullhall and John Concannon. Photo by Malcolm McNally

Among the guests in attendance were Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall and his wife Greta, John Concannon, Director of Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme and Ann Finnegan, President of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Prior to the concert, Comhaltas presented the Ambassador and John with special commemorative medals.


FEBRUARY 16TH, 2016


Detailed information and Box Office Information for performances of Macalla 1916 by Michael Rooney:

·       4th Marth, 2016: Barbican Theatre, London, performance for the Diaspora

·       26th March, 2016 (Easter Saturday) RDS, Dublin, Ócáid Stáit do Ghaolta – State event for the relatives of those who took part in the events of 1916 

·        27th March, 2016 (Easter Sunday): TLT Theatre, Drogheda, Co. Louth. (Matthew's Ln, Drogheda +353 41 987 8560 - [email protected])

·        28th March, 2016: National Opera House, Wexford (High Street, Wexford +353 53 912 2144 or 1850 4 OPERA - www.nationaloperahouse.ie)

·        29th March, 2016: Cork City Hall (Anglesea St, Cork +353 Tickets: www.clasac.ie / Tel: 01 836 3060 / 087 813 7900 / 087 418 7228)

·        30th March, 2016: Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick (Mary Immaculate College, Courtbrack Av (off Dock Rd), Limerick [email protected] - www.limetreetheatre.ie or call +353 061 774 774)

·        31st March and 1st April, 2016: Garage Theatre, Monaghan (Monaghan Education Campus,  Old Armagh Rd, Monaghan +353 47 81597 - www.garagetheatre.com)

·        2nd April, 2016: Knocknarea Arena, Sligo (Sligo IT) Tickets: www.hawkswell.com |  071-916 1518

·        3rd April, 2016: Millennium Forum, Derry (Newmarket St, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6EB - Box Office: +44(0)28 7126 4455 -  www.millenniumforum.co.uk


January 10TH, 2016

Get your tickets for "Macalla 1916: An Echo of the Past... A Vision for the Future" Orchestral Suite Irish Tour

Confirmed performances for 2016:

·       4th Marth, 2016Barbican Theatre, London, performance for the Diaspora

·       26th March (Easter Saturday): RDS, Dublin, Ócáid Stáit do Ghaolta – State event for the relatives of those who took part in the events of 1916

·       27th March, 2016 (Easter Sunday)TLT Theatre, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

·       28th March, 2016National Opera House, Wexford 

·       29th March, 2016: Cork City Hall

·       30th March, 2016: Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

·        31st March and 1st April, 2016: Garage Theatre

·        2nd April, 2016: Knocknarea Arena, Sligo

·        3rd April, 2016: Millennium Forum, Derry


December 15th, 2015

Get your tickets for "Macalla 1916: An Echo of the Past... A Vision for the Future" Orchestral Suite premiere at the Barbican Centre in London clicking the following link!

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=18957


NFOI performing Boróimhe in 2014

October 4th, 2015

News and Updates about Macalla 1916 performance in London at Barbican Centre coming very soon!...


Clasac, Comhaltas' Regional Centre in Clontarf

October 6th, 2015

Michael Rooney is immersed in the creative process of composing the Suite of music. Rehearsals with the Orchestra to begin in November at CLASAC, Comhaltas' Regional Centre in Clontarf.