“Exquisite, beautiful and intuitive… An impressive young bunch with

fabulous taste and incredible fresh energy” – Irish Echo, New York

Zentrum Karl der Grosse in Zürich (near Grossmünster)

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 19.30

Tickets: CHF 35/children CHF 15

Info and reservation: Elizabeth Zollinger, 0041 44 2520918,

The Atlantic Orchestra Project presents:

a breathtaking musical journey, with eight musicians and a storyteller from three countries exploring the influences of North Africa and Spain on the music of the Irish West Coast inspired by the book and film “The Atlantean” by Bob Quinn

Zentrum Karl der Grosse , Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zürich (beim Grossmünster)                                                                                             

Saturday, 25 January 2020

15.30: parts of the film “The Atlantean Quartet” presented and commented by Bob Quinn (Connemara, Ireland) himself

19.30: Big concert with the Atlantic Orchestra Project

Tickets: full day: CHF 60/55 (Friends of Celtic Spirit), Film: 25/20, Concert: 40/35

Info und Reservation:

Elizabeth Zollinger, 044 2520918,

Irish fiddler
Irish fiddler

Beduine musician
Beduine musician

map of atlantean
map of atlantean

Bob Quinn
Bob Quinn

The genius storyteller Niall de Búrca, accompanied by his son Tama on Uillean Pipes and Flute

Grab your seat for a feast of stories. Niall de Búrca is coming to town! He has many fans and friends in Zürich from previous performances and workshops. If you don’t know him yet it is worth to come and listen to his very personal style of storytelling. He travels the world with his stories and I am delighted that he is coming back to Zürich. Very special this time: his first gig accompanied by his teenage son Tama on the pipes and flute.


Zentrum Karl der Grosse                                                                                                                                                                                          Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zürich (beim Grossmünster)

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 19.30 

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


Info und Reservation:

Elizabeth Zollinger, 044 2520918,


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

2nd  concert in the series of music from  celtic countries 

José Manuel Tejedor: Gaita (span. pipes)

Javier Tejedor: Accordeon, Percussion

Silvia Quesada: Voice, Tamburin

Alberto Ablanedo: Bouzouki

23 September 2017, 19.30 – 21.30 Uhr

Zentrum Karl der Grosse ( Grossmünster) in Zürich

 Tickets:  Fr. 35.-/30.- (Friends of Celtic Spirit)

Tejedor is a group from Asturias (N.Spain), founded by the three siblings José Manuel, Javier and Eva Tejedor. Eva left the band in 2010 and was replaced by the well-known singer Silvia Quesada.

They played mainly traditional Asturian music for many years, then from 1995 also their own compositions, which were partly taken over by Irish musicians.

They have received numerous awards and have been invited to many prestigious festivals, including the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Interceltic Festival in Lorient, where I met the group two years ago and I was taken by the similarity to Irish music.

They have given numerous concerts throughout Europe and also in America and South America.

For her 4 CD’s and also for concerts they have collaborated with well-known musicians such as Carlos Nunez, Phil Cunningham, Sharon Shannon and many more.

I am very happy that, despite their fame, they have agreed to come to Zurich for our small concert.


Organization, information and reservation:

Elizabeth Zollinger 044 2520918,

Further events in Zurich and Ireland:

Reservation recommended, as space is limited

 Liz Weir stories  murals in Derry colum-sands-3

14.00 – 17.30 Uhr: lecture,  discussion and film: Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland                             with Elizabeth Zollinger, Liz Weir and Colum Sands
Kulturhaus Helferei, Zürich (near Grossmünster)

19.30 – 21.30:  Concert with Liz Weir (storyteller) and Colum Sands (singer and songwriter)
Saal Karl der Grosse, Zürich (near Grossmünster)

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Five promising young musicians from Dublin with Irish Music, Song and Dance

Tama de Búrca: uillean pipes, flute, tin whistle

Lily Tracey: fiddle

Maitiú Gaffney: flute, tin whistle, keyboard

Lucy Ní Fhaolain: harp, concertina

Ronan Bermingham: button accordion, fiddle


Friday 18 March 2016, 19.30 Uhr

in the Centre Karl der Grosse, Zürich (beim Grossmünster)

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

Info and Reservation:

Elizabeth Zollinger, 044 2520918,


The five sixteen years old musicians of Conspóid are all attending Gaelic speaking secondary schools and are in their transition year. In this year the students are expected to avail of as many cultural and educational experiences as possible. During this visit we are happy to offer them both. They  have played together for the better part of the last decade and are all members of the traditional Irish music movement known as  Comhaltas, a national body committed to the development, excellence and continuity of traditional Irish music.

They are accomplished musicians. Individually and as part of a bigger group they have won titles in Dublin, Leinster and nationally and gone on to represent the province at the annual international Fleadh wher they won 2nd place in 2014. They regularly play at concerts and festivals in Ireland and have appeared on Irish Radio and Television. They are currently semi finalists of the prestigious all Ireland Siansa Gael competition. In 2014 members of their group recorded  A Moment in Time, an initiative of their Comhaltas chapter, Craobh Naithi.

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