Clonmel - Tipperary

The Main Guard

Dancing at the crossroads

Kelsey Schuhle – dance

The Gregory Walkers: Laoise O’Brien – Recorder, Malachy Robinson – Viol, Eamon Sweeney – Early Guitars/Lute

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries Ireland adopted some of the aspects of a cultural crossroads as foreign soldiers passed through Ireland, Irish soldiers returned from abroad, Continental musicians were attracted to Dublin’s growing metropolis, and Irish music was published and adapted for Baroque tastes.

In this concert the Gregory Walkers join forces with Irish dancer, Kelsey Schuhle, for a meeting of Baroque and Traditional music and dance from Ireland, England, France and Spain: Hornpipes, Chaconnes, Folías and more.

A ‘Gregory’ was the name of a wig worn in the 16th century, said to have been invented by a barber named Gregory. A lute, viol, or fiddle was part of the furniture of a barber’s shop in the era and his customers, while waiting for a hair cut or a minor operation, would amuse themselves on the instruments provided.

Time: 4pm - 5pm

Genres: Dance / Heritage / Music / Performance

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Under the arches of the Main Guard on O'connell St.Clonmel

Website: http://www.southtippartscentre.ie

Phone: 0526127877

No Booking Required