Limerick City Gallery of Art to host 1916 concert

Limerick City Gallery of Art to host 1916 concert

Flautist Niall Keegan – a professor in the Irish World Music Academy

AN intriguing concert is to take place in Limerick City Gallery of Art, marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

Children of the Revolution, a unique concert series which brings together traditional musicians and singers from throughout Ireland who are descended from men and women who were involved in the Rising, takes place at 6.30pm this Friday.

The Limerick concert includes five local performers and is, organisers say, a “unique way to explore and celebrate the rich cultural legacy of Irish traditional music and song”.

The local performers involved in the LCGA concert are fiddle player Bríd Dunne, singer Rosie Ní Ghallóglaigh, flautist Niall Keegan – a professor in the Irish World Music Academy – his wife and singer Sandra Joyce – director of the academy – and their daughter and fiddle player Cairenn Keegan.

Mr Keegan’s grandafther was 1916 leader Patrick Keegan from Wexford, while Ms Dunne – whose father is the renowned piper Mickey Dunne – is the great granddaughter of the O'Rahilly, who was also killed in the Rising.