Pulses of Tradition is produced by Brian Morrissey, with staging by Pat Kiernan. Featuring world class musicians and singers from bands such as Buille, Liadan, North Cregg, and Nomos, along with breathtaking dancers, including students from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
This is an experience not to be missed. With full screen showing the history and beauty of the tradition that pulsates through this great county. A vibrant, authentic celebration of Irish traditional dance, music and song, embracing the traditions of the past in the context of 21st Century Ireland.
Pulses of Tradition is a great project funded by Cork City Council and led by a great team of young musicians; if you’re looking for something to do on a Thursday or Saturday night, check out ‘Pulses of Tradition” at Christ Church on South Main Street, Cork.
The show brings you through a history of music, dance and song. It looks at the various forms of dance from tap dancing to soft shoe and set dancing, highlights our many Irish musical instruments including the the banjo, tin whistle, flute, fiddle, accordion and the innovative use of percussion with the bodhrán and voice, and it features a mix of sean nos and ballad singing.
Pulses of Tradition is an authentic, Irish multi-media experience, featuring internationally recognised traditional musicians and dancers. This incredible show brings you on a journey from ancient Irish airs, songs and dances to modern day intercultural music & dance.
Irish traditional music includes many kinds of songs, including drinking songs, ballads and laments, sung unaccompanied or with accompaniment by a variety of instruments. Traditional dance music includes reels (4/4), hornpipes and jigs. The polka arrived at the start of the nineteenth century, spread by itinerant dancing masters and mercenary soldiers, returning from Europe.
Traditional music has been played in Cork since the dawn of time. County Cork is home to the legendary Chief Francis O’Neill and the iconic Sean O Riada – to name but two. It is home to two third level music schools - the School of Music at Cork Institute of Technology and the Department of Music in University College Cork. This undeniably guarantees the quality of musicianship that you will hear when you come to this city where even the speech of the locals is musical.
Each year the city hosts traditional Irish music sessions in traditional pubs throughout the city from May through to the end of September under the banner The Lee Sessions.
Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978, and moved to its current home in Tobin Street in 1986. As Cork’s principal Arts Centre our mission has always been to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork, and to ensure the arts are made available to as wide a public as possible.
In 2009 Triskel began a process of re-invention, partly because Christchurch, a beautiful 18th Century building, was to be restored by Cork City Council, linked to the existing building, and given to Triskel to manage. Triskel also began this process because it is important to continue to be relevant for artists, practitioners and the public at large.