CAIRO TO CONNEMARA: Routes and Rhythms in Irish Music
The Atlantic Orchestra Project (Irl/Ch/Esp): 25. January 2020 in Zürich
15.30 – 17.30, viewing parts of the film “The Atlanteans”, with commentary by the filmmaker and author Bob Quinn
19.30 – 21.30 concert with the Atlantic Orchestra Project, Zentrum Karl der Grosse in Zürich
We embark on a breathtaking musical journey, with eight musicians and a storyteller from three countries exploring the exotic influences on the music of the Irish West Coast, inspired by Bob Quinn’s film and book The Atlanteans. In it, he argues that important influences on music, singing and dancing have been transported to Ireland over several centuries by sea from North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.