Each and ever year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song and dance as part of one terrific group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. and although still in their 20’s and 30’s, they are unique amongst their peers in Ireland. They are world and Irish national champions in their disciplines while some are also holders of Masters Degrees in Music.
Following a four month tour of North America ,The Young Irelanders will undertake a two month tour of China followed by several dates across Europe.
If you want to see and hear what Ireland’s traditions of music, song & dance look and sound like like in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world then don’’t miss the opportunity to get to see this sensational act. The future of Ireland’ s culture is undoubtedly in safe hands with The Young Irelanders.
Members of the Irish Cultural Academy have performed across 6 continents and for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, U.S. Presidents and royalty such as Prince Albert of Monaco. Members have also performed at Beijing Opera House, Sydney Opera House, the Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the US Capitol Building, The Kennedy and Lincoln Centres amongst many other internationally recognised venues.
The Young Irelanders are:
Eoghan O Ceannabhain – Flute, Concertina & Vocals
Jayne Pomplas- Fiddle
Laura Callaghan – Banjo & Vocals
Barry Lyons – Bodhràn, Guitar & Vocals
Hugh Kennedy Accordion
Ian Kinsella – Guitar & Vocals
Joe Duffey – Dancer
Ayla Reid – Dancer
THE YOUNG IRELANDERS – MAKING OLD TRADITIONS NEW