Sokalo Remix Project for Clare debut

Sokalo Remix Project for Clare debut

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After a sold out national tour of Ireland in 2015, The Sokalo Remix Project returns and will make it’s Clare debut on the 12th March at Glór.

The Sokalo Remix Project is a transatlantic artistic collaboration between Montreal-based dance company [ZØGMA] and four professional artists from the Irish traditional performing arts, Leitrim sean nós dancer Edwina Guckian and Mayo’s Liam Scanlon, dancer and concertina player Caitlín Nic Gabhann from Meath and Achill’s virtuoso harper Laoise Kelly.

The project began in 2015 when [ZØGMA] visited Ireland to work on a show then called Sokalo Atlantic Rhythms. This collaboration resulted in an enthralling, highly energetic production, at the crossroads of modernity and tradition.

The show toured Ireland and Canada visiting five provinces there. Now the artistic team that brought that production to life are back again with a remixed version that once again fuses Quebecois and Irish traditional music and dance cultures.

Each time they meet, the artists involved in the project produce a magical spectacle that highlights the proximity of Irish and Quebecois traditional cultures, while offering a new aesthetics and a new vision of folklore, merging both traditional and contemporary life.

Laoise Kelly is regarded throughout the world as the most significant Irish harper of her generation, Edwina Guckian and Liam Scanlon are renowned across Ireland for their innovative take on Sean Nós dancing while Riverdance star Caitlin Nic Gabhann is not just gifted with her feet but is also 3 times All Ireland concertina champion and an annual teacher at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy.

The performance will take place on Sunday, March 12th at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available on 065 684 3103 or online at www.glor.ie

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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