Geantraí an Earraigh - Lime Tree Theatre

Geantraí an Earraigh

A celebration of Irish traditional music in MIC


Join us for this special evening with MC Siobhán Ní Mhurchú and Musical Director, Dr. Geraldine Cotter.


Déanfar traidisiúin ársa na n-ealaíona dúchasacha i gCMgS a cheiliúradh ar 9 Márta le hoíche cheoil & amhránaíochta in éineacht le scoth na gceoltóirí agus na n-amhránaithe.

Geantraí an Earraigh

Geantraí an Earraig

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Ó am a bhunaithe i 1898 tá plúr na gceoltóirí agus na n-amhránaithe tar éis freastail ar an gcoláiste, Ashling Murphy, nach maireann, ina measc, agus is deis í an ócáid seo chun ardán a thabhairt don mbua sin.

MIC has a strong tradition of the native arts since 1898, boasting an impressive roll-call of traditional musicians & singers as Alumni and it is their pleasure to present a celebration of this tradition on the Lime Tree Theatre stage. A host of present and past students, along with members of staff, led by our Musical Director for the evening, Dr Geraldine Cotter, will entertain us on a memorable evening of music, song and dance.

Performers on the night will include current students and members of the MIC Traditional Music Society and members of the MIC Céilí House band in March 2020, which included the late Ashling Murphy, an incredibly talented fiddle player; Colm Broderick, winner of Bonn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada in May 2021 (Colm has also been given the honour by Na Piobairí Uilleann of taking possession of a set of uilleann pipes which belonged to the late Liam O’Flynn, who has been widely acknowledged as Ireland’s foremost exponent of the uilleann pipes), Danielle Ní Chéilleachair & Maebh Ní Dhuinnín from Múscraí, two multi-award winning Sean-nós singers and Desi Wilkinson, a renowned concert flute player and MIC Irish Traditional Musician Artist-in-Residence 2018-2021.

Students will be joined stage by Dr Máire Ní Chaoimh, a fiddle player from Co Kerry and lecturer in Music Education in MIC and Dr Fiodhna Gardiner-Hyland, a low whistle player from Co Tipperary and daughter of the famed musician Bobby Gardiner, who teaches on the B.Ed programme in MIC.

Dr. Geraldine Cotter, the Musical Director of the evening, is a tin whistle and piano player, composer, arranger, teacher and researcher, who currently lectures in Music Education at MIC. Her many achievements include being the recipient, in 2017, of the prestigious MÓRglór Award for outstanding contribution to traditional music in her native County Clare and in 2020 her musical journey, along with that of her brother Eamonn, was celebrated in the TG4 documentary, Sé Mo Laoch.

The host for this memorable night is Siobhán Ní Mhurchú, from Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, singer & member of MIC Traditional Music band ‘Lóchrann’, and a lecturer in Múineadh na Gaeilge in MIC.


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wearing masks/face coverings is optional.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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