Festival of Voice

Atlantic Arc Orchestra



Thursday 14 June 2018



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Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a collaborative project that brings together some of the most respected traditional musicians and singers from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England under the musical direction of Ireland's legendary Dónal Lunny.

Formed in 2016, Atlantic Arc Orchestra came together for a series of one-off shows including Cork Folk Festival and Celtic Connections. Having discovered a shared interest in exploring and cultivating contemporary expressions of traditional music, the eight members set Atlantic Arc Orchestra on a course of openness and curiosity towards collaboration.

Through a programme of original, traditional, re-arranged and shared material, the members have created a powerful fusion of musical ancestry.

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Thu 14 Jun 8.30pm


“A musically charged experience that redefines brilliance.” - TJ Peterson

Cast & Team

Dónal Lunny (Ire) - Musical Director and Bouzouki
Dónal Lunny is popularly regarded as having been central to the renaissance of Irish music over thelast three decades, having been a member of Planxty, the Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin, and Mozaik.

Pauline Scanlon (Ire) - Vocals
Pauline Scanlon is one of Ireland’s most cherished traditional singers. Born into an Irish speaking Gaeltacht community she is an authentic interpreter of Ireland’s cultural landscape and a leading female artist.

Aidan O'Rourke (Sct) - Fiddle
Both a “dazzling fiddler” and an “unfailingly strong and imaginative” composer Aidan O'Rourke stands at the centre of the modern Scottish folk music revival.

Pàdraig Rynne (Ire) - Concertina
Pádraig Rynne is a virtuoso musician, prolific composer and is regarded as one of the finest concertina players in Irish music today.

Jarlath Henderson (N.Ire) - Vocals, Uilleann Pipes, Whistle, Guitar
Jarlath Henderson is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, while fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist.

Festival of Voice special guests:

Lisa Jên (Wal) - Vocals
Front singer with 9 Bach, one of Wales’ most celebrated, distinctive and atmospheric-sounding bands.

Sam Lee (Eng) - Vocals
Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, song collector, award winning promoter and broadcaster, Sam Lee traverses many worlds, challenging and pioneering folk music in diverse places and ways.

Julie Fowlis (Sct) - Vocals
Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a career spanning ten years and four studio albums, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.

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