Music in Monkstown in association with Harp Ireland
MUSIC IN MONKSTOWN in association with Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland present
Séamus Ó Flatharta, Aisling Ennis and Aileen Kennedy with the Wexford Harp Ensemble
Monkstown Parish Church, Co. Dublin, on Saturday 10 September, 3pm.
Séamus Ó Flatharta
Séamus was born into a village at the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht and was immersed in the traditions of Irish music, song and dance from a very young age. A talented vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and dancer, Gaeilge, is often at the heart of their musical performances and other endeavours. Since the age of 16, Séamus has been making waves on stages around the world; performing in Asia, North America and throughout mainland Europe. He has had the privilege of performing with Ireland’s finest performers at prestigious festivals across the globe – recently guesting on the 25th Anniversary Tour of Riverdance at Radio City Music Hall, NYC. He has made numerous TV appearances in Ireland including Other Voices, The Late Late Show, and TG4’s Fleadh TV. Accumulating a total of 23 All-Ireland Titles from the age of 7, Séamus has performed alongside the finest ambassadors of Irish Music and has contributed to numerous albums to date.
Aisling Ennis is highly regarded as a harpist both at home in Ireland and internationally. A passionate performer, arranger and educator, she enjoys a varied career as a solo, chamber, orchestral harpist and educator. A former student of the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Royal Irish Academy of Music and holds a first class Master’s degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from UCD as well as a PGCE in Primary Education. Aisling is known for her evocative playing across a broad spectrum of genres, her ongoing experimental collaborations and innovative approaches to programming.
Upcoming work includes ongoing performances of her new adaptation of Mozart’s Magic Flute, collaborating with Peter Power of Sparsile Collective on his new work After Light: These Dark Citizens for Cork’s Midsummer Festival, solo appearances with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Irish Chamber Orchestra for Kilkenny Arts Festival, the release of her debut solo album of compositions and ongoing recitals with Trio Tain. Aisling is a 2022 member of Wicklow Artists Panel and works to support and enrich the arts in her beloved home, Wicklow.
Aisling performs on a Salvi Minerva concert harp, Tomás Mac Uileagóid ‘Eala’ Irish harps and Camac electric harps. Aisling’s work is supported by Arts Council Ireland and Wicklow County Council.