Cian, Bríd and Emma are first cousins and best friends from Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford. and they play regularly together. Their name “Mochóirí” is an old Irish word and means “early risers”. They all started early playing music- They have won numerous competitions and performed live on RTE Radio and Television and they all come from a musical background. I saw them on TG4 (Gaelic Television Ireland) where they took part in a music competition for families. They made it to the final round and like the Juries and the audience I was taken by the liveliness and spirit of their music and dance. So I am delighted they I found them at long last and that they are coming to Zürich for their first concert in Switzerland. They are looking forward to that.

The three musicians:

Emma Corbett (19): Accordion and Melodion

Brid Mc Magh (14): Fiddle and Sean nós Tanz

Cian Smith (14): Uillean Pipes, Flute and Sean nós Tanz

26 January 2019: Zentrum Karl der Grosse (beside Grossmünster in Zürich) 19.30

Tickets: CHF 30.- (25.- for Friends of Celtic Spirit)

Info and Reservation: Elizabeth Zollinger, 044 2520918 or

Mochoiri: Brid Mc Maugh, Cian Smith Irish Culture in Switzerland Mochoiri Emma Corbett Irish Culture in Switzerland

A great concert with three famous singers from three Celtic countries: 

Anabel Santiage from Asturia, Spain

Treasa Ní Mhiolláin from the Aran Islands, Ireland

Rona Lightfoot, South Uist, Hebrides, Scotland

29. September 2018, 19.30 – 21.30 Uhr

Zentrum Karl der Grosse, Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zürich

Info and reservation: Elizabeth Zollinger, 044 2520918,

or order the flyer

Sunday 30 September: Workshop with Rona Lightfoot, 10.30 – 13.00

Tonada  sean nos singer

Rona Lightfoot

3. Veranstaltung in der Reihe Musik aus keltischen Ländern

A delightful blend of fact, fiction and music that has been described as “balm for the soul”.

Barbara Griggs: harp and fiddle

Mike O’Connor: stories, fiddle, concertina

Samstag, 24. März, 20.00 – 21.45 Uhr Zentrum Karl der Grosse (beim Grossmünster) in Zürich

Eintritt: Fr. 30.-/ 25.- (Friends of Celtic Spirit)



Mike and Barbara are Cornwall’s great ambassadors. They have been working together for nine years performing folk tales, folk songs, and traditional instrumental music from their adopted home of Cornwall. There are few in the land with the skills and knowledge to perform such works. Together Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs are master and mistress of eloquence and melody. Their stories and music – together or separately – are much sought after, and the good humour they bring to their performances delights audiences across Europe.

Cornwall stories letzte pdf