Watercolour Music

Hello folks,  

A little info on a very special concert coming up in Ardgour – please spread the word to anyone you think may be interested, and maybe see yourselves there! MA
 

HOUSE CONCERT AT WATERCOLOUR ALERT! SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST - 3PM AON TEANGA:UN ÇHENGEY - A GAELIC REUNION   Well, it's only taken 6 years since we started doing house concerts at Watercolour - but Mary Ann will be hosting one at long last in the company of some very special guests.   Please join Mary Ann, Ruth Keggin, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin and friends for an afternoon of Gaelic connections between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

This is the culmination of a year and a half's work in reconnecting the three Gaelic nations in song, the first time ever that a new music project has been devoted to this and we would love to share it with you.   If you're good, you might even get to play with the boat and the plasticene Ruth, Eoghan and MAK. And we'll show you where the fiddling Pixie cave is...   As ever, it's best to book a place - please email [email protected] or call us on 01855-841320. Entry is by donation and as ever we suggest £10 with kids free. Nibbles and drinks included.   Look forward to seeing some of you there, and please share this with anyone you think might be interested.   Mòran Taing!  

Mary Ann & Nick www.aonteanga.com www.watercolourmusic.co.uk  

AON TEANGA:UN ÇHENGEY - A GAELIC REUNION
  Aon Teanga:Un Çhengey – whichever way you spell it, sounds the same, means the same - ‘One Tongue’. Three superbly expressive voices from the three Gaelic nations as one voice, reuniting the Scottish, Irish and Manx Gaels. Aon Teanga:Un Çhengey (say it the way it looks in Manx) celebrates the linguistic, musical and cultural connections of Gaelic as one language between the sister-nations for the first time in centuries.  
A chance meeting in 2013 at the legendary Watercolour Music studios in Ardgour lies at the heart of this Gaelic meeting of minds and voices. There, Mary Ann Kennedy, co-owner of the studios and one of Scotland’s most influential musicians and broadcasters, met Ruth Keggin, the leading vocalist of the young generation of the Manx Gaelic revival. Ruth had come to Lochaber to record her debut album, Sheear, and had invited along another young Gael – Dubliner Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, acclaimed seann-nòs singer from a highly regarded Connemara musical family.
The inevitable late night chatter around the kitchen table revealed a meeting of like minds and a common passion for Gaelic song as an expression of a language with past and future. The scene was set, the voyage charted and Aon Teanga:Un Çhengey was launched.   With the help of Isle of Man Arts Council’s Island of Culture 2014 and PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders commissioning programme for new music, Comar and Watercolour Music have teamed up with Belfast’s Gaelic arts centre, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, to enable Ruth, Mary Ann and Eoghan to develop an album and live tour of traditional and new-composed songs and music in Scots, Irish and Manx Gaelic.
As befits a people for whom the main highways were ever seaways, the ocean is never far from the music, whether it be classic sailor’s ballads, tragic drowning laments, magical songs of sea creatures or wry commentary on human exploitation of the marine environment.   Aon Teanga:Un Çhengey is grateful to Enterprise Music Scotland and Colmcille (The Columba Project) for their support of live performance in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.  

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Mary Ann Kennedy Watercolour Music Limited Ardgour PH33 7AH Scotland   e: [email protected] m: 07918-618374 t: 01855-841320



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