[Events] Mozaik in Concert & Seminar, Monday

Ellen.Byrne Ellen.Byrne at STAFFMAIL.ul.ie
Sun Nov 1 20:28:17 GMT 2009

MOZAIK IN CONCERT, MONDAY NOVEMBER 1st, 1.15 PM  Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Rens Van der Zalm & Nikola Parov                              

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance is very pleased to welcome Mozaik, to perform at a special lunchtime concert on Monday, November 1st at 1.15 pm, followed by a seminar entitled; 'Mozaik: East West Influences on Irish Traditional Music' at 2.30 pm.        

First envisaged by venerable vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Irvine (Planxty, Patrick Street), Mozaik is the ultimate global string band - a truly international ensemble who can not only perform music from a wide array of cultures, but interweave their myriad influences into an entirely new sound.  Mozaik moves effortlessly from Celtic to old-time to Eastern European music, with intricate string arrangements complementing Andy and Bruce's vocals. The line-up boasts musicians as versatile and eclectic as the music created between them, whose traditions and styles are distinct yet blend beautifully to form a cohesive work of art.  Long time fans from Irvine's Planxty days will be aware that he has been experimenting with Eastern European melodies and rhythms for a long time now, which is a style he incorporates magnificently into this band.  The lineup includes ANDY IRVINE on vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, DONAL LUNNY on backing vocals, bouzouki, guitar bodhrán, BRUCE MOLSKY: vocals, fiddle, 5-string banjo, NIKOLA PAROV: gadulka, gaida, kaval, tin whistle, clarinet, guitar, kalimba and RENS van der ZALM on backing vocals, fiddle, mandolin and guitar.  Admission free. Phone extn. 2917 for further information.  

SEMINAR, 2.30pm, Performing Arts Centre, Foundation Building.                     'Mozaik: East-West influences on Irish Traditional Music' Chair: Dr Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (Irish World Academy) Speakers:  Niall Keegan (Course Director, MA Irish Traditional Music Performance, Irish World Academy), Dr Colin Quigley (Course Director, MA Ethnomusicology, Irish World Academy)

Mozaik: From Ireland to the Balkans and Beyond.  Andy Irvine has been a path breaker in bringing his experience of music in the Balkans into Irish music since his return from travels there in 1969. His 1985 band Mosaic, that followed on the East Wind recording project produced by Bill Whelan, brought musicians from various European countries together and led to the later 1996 tour of Andy Irvine's East Wind Trio. His latest ensemble, the group Mozaik, brings the veterans from these explorations Nikoloa Parov, Rens Van der Zalm, and Donal Lunny together with the American old-timey musician Bruce Molsky.  To coincide with the two-day residency at the Irish World Academy of the band Mozaik, this seminar on the fertility of such musical affinities, will take the form of a Question and Answer session with members of the band, facilitated by Niall Keegan, Director of the Academy's MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance.

Further information: ellen.byrne at ul.ie or phone: 061 202917

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