Edges of Light shine in Laois


Edges of Light shine in Laois
By Ryan Dunne ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

Music Network presents a quartet of top musical talents in a newly-commissioned work, which is inspired by a peculiar quirk of the Irish dawn.

‘Edges of Light' draws from a unique and little known Irish idiosyncrasy: the rising of the sun at Dunsink Observatory occurs 25 minutes and 21 seconds later than at Greenwich, meaning that 8pm Dublin Mean Time occurs at 8.25 pm GMT.

Music Network is thrilled to present a new collaboration between the prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power.

Best known for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, Colin Dunne has toured with musical groups The Chieftains and De Dannan and performed at such venues as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

Three award-winning musicians from Ireland and Scotland complete the ensemble: Clare fiddler Tola Custy, one of the founding members of ground-breaking band Guidewires, acclaimed harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power, a former member of Liam Clancy’s Fairweather Band and regular collaborator with Martin Hayes.

‘Edges of Light' comes to the Dunamaise Arts Centre this Friday, September 23. Tickets are available now, priced €18/€16.