Cór Cúil Aodha & Seán O’Sé

Cór Cúil Aodha & Seán O’Sé

Cór Cúil Aodha

Seán Ó Riada formed the all-male Cúil Aodha Choir in 1964 when he took up a position as music lecturer in University College Cork and started out singing traditional hymns for use at communion time. Over the years they have found themselves bridging the spiritual divide to the afterlife at many emotional funerals, such as Irish President an t-Uachtarán Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, and well known historical Irish musicians such as Willy Clancy, Denis Murphy and Frankie Kennedy. This is a rare opportunity to witness this choir performing both secular and liturgical pieces.

Seán Ó Sé

A native of Bantry, Co. Cork, Seán Ó Sé was born into an Irish speaking family immersed in traditional music and song, studying under the late John T. Horne at The Cork School of Music. He had a long association with Seán Ó Riada, which began with their recording of An Poc ar Buile for Gael-Linn, and sang with him on several radio and television programmes, most notably Fleadh Cheoil an Radio. He is featured on many of Ó Riada’s recordings including Ó Riada sa Gaiety and also the film music of Rhapsody of a River and Kennedy’s Ireland. Since Ó Riada’s death, Seán has recorded with Dónal Lunny, Dermot O’Brien and Peadar Ó Riada. He has also featured on a number of Comhaltas Echoes of Erin CDs. For TradFest Temple Bar he will be adding his voice to the joyful sound of Cór Cúil Aodha.

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