Sat, 15 Oct|
Memo Music Hall
Sionnach Rua's Great Irish Song Book - Memo St Kilda
Set to tour Australia’s wide land in 2022 and 2023, Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book brings audiences a lively stage show, with a mix of Celtic music from Planxty to Van Morrison to the Dubliners. The brains behind the band, Irishman Gallie, will bring the finest multi-instrumentalists together,
Time & Location
15 Oct 2022, 7:00 pm
Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
About the event
Set to tour Australia’s wide land in 2022 and 2023, Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book brings audiences a lively stage show, with a mix of Celtic music from Planxty to Van Morrison to the Dubliners. The brains behind the band, Irishman Gallie, will bring the finest multi-instrumentalists together, including Paddy Montgomery [Bouzouki, acoustic bass guitar, mandola] Ruth Wise [Fiddle] and Sam Davies [Uilleann Pipes].
The show is an assured crowd pleaser interwoven with rich stories from Gallie’s upbringing from the streets of Dublin, with tales of Irish traditions, Irish history, and songs, creating a celebration of Irish music, new and old, live on stage. It culminates in a showcase of the finest and entertaining stories expressed in a way that will make you feel like you are visiting a lively “session” in an Irish bar without having to travel to Dingle.
Sionnach Rua [pronounced shun-ukh roo-a] is Gaelic, Ireland’s native language and translates in English to Red Fox. Sionnach Rua is known throughout Irish mythology and Celtic understanding as a skilful animal, so it is fitting that this Super-group share its name, given they are such skilful musicians and entertainers.
Within two months of forming, Sionnach Rua were accepted into Creative Victoria’s prestigious Showcase Victoria, invited to play at The National Celtic Folk Festival Portarlington, Victoria, and have toured from the East of Victoria to the West of Victoria, playing at Performing Arts Centres to sell out venues and rapturous standing ovations. They have certainly come to the attention of many Folk Festivals, with bookings already confirmed for 2023.
They have delighted audiences with an authentic and lively celebration of Irish Traditional Music, exploring Irish song, tunes, stories, and airs. Their next project is to record a live album and release it in the next 6 months.