Traditional Music at Heritage House
The musical heritage of County Laois has often been under estimated. A recital at Heritage House, Abbeyleix, on Sunday 27th April will be an important step in correcting the image of the County in the world of traditional music.
A project to present trad music by Laois composers, undertaken by Heritage House Company Ltd with funding from Laois Partnership Ltd, is nearing completion. The Music in D’House project compliments the archival work of the Heritage House Company enabling Heritage House to offer access to the living tradition through provision of regular performances..
Project work was undertaken by professional musicians under the leadership of Áine McGeeney. Over recent months, a large group of local performers have been rehearsing with several tutors to bring the music to life . The tune book which Áine is now finalising will be distributed through Heritage House making the material available to the public.
The recital which starts at 3.30pm on Sunday 27th April is expected to be a significant step in raising the profile of Laois in the trad world. While this will conclude the Music in D’House project it should also provide an impetus for the revival of the musical heritage of the county. A five euro cover charge will apply to defray expenses, all are welcome to attend.