'A Sense of Ireland' Australian Irish Heritage Association
Australian Irish Heritage Association WA presents 'A Sense of Ireland'
Wesley College, Perth
27 - 29 March
With the support of the Embassy of Ireland and the Honorary Consul of Ireland Western Australia, this project is being staged by the Australian Irish Heritage Association.
‘A Sense of Ireland’ is a musical evening, celebrating the legacy of Irish film, music (classical and traditional) and dance, and encompassing the live screening of 'Mise Éire', with the original score of Seán Ó Riada played live accompanying this unique piece of Irish heritage.
The evening will highlight the genius of Irish composers of the 19th Century: Wallace, Balfe, and Benedict and their works: Maritana, The Bohemian Girl, and the Lily of Killarney, and the well-known airs therein, enhanced by full orchestral and choral accompaniment. The finale of Bill Whelan’s Riverdance marries the past and the present in the culmination of live dancing using the original music performed live, bringing the evening to a celebratory close.