Activities in Switzerland 2020

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 

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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.


CELTIC WISDOM in word and image, accompanied by harp music                                      Readings and philosophy from the work of a famous Irish writer

6 March in Zurich/ 7 March in Berne

Voice: Robert Levin, actor, harp: Catherine Rhatigan


Saturday, 7 November 2020, 19.30 in Zürich, Zentrum Karl der Grosse

Anna: Uillean Pipes, voice, Clare: Fiddle, voice, Sheila: flute, voice

With flutes, Uillean pipes, fiddle and the sound of three voice singing the FRIEL SISTERS conjure up an Irish folk music in a class of its own, deeply rooted in the Northern Irish tradition, timeless and without frills! In 2013 Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel recorded their first album. Since then they have played at relevant festivals and concert halls in Europe, Asia and America.