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Transatlantic Connections Conference | Erdini in Concert
Fri, 13 January 2017, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM GMT
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Erdini are a multi-talented group of South Donegal musicians, named after the early inhabitants of the River Erne basin. Their music is influenced by both their locality and the extensive culture of the Irish diaspora. The songs and tunes incorporate elements of bluegrass, country, blues, jazz and traditional Irish music. The band is composed of brothers Conor and Rory Corbett on guitar and 5-string banjo, Jim Carbin on mandolin, Marc Geagan on dobro, Jaimie Carswell on bass and Scott McGettigan on drums. They are well-known for their often raucous performances, blistering solos and scintillating vocal harmonies. Erdini are not only regular Transatlantic Connections performers, but also provide excellent musical workshops for visiting US student groups.
The Transatlantic Connections Conference will open on Wednesday January 11th at 7pm, beginning a four-day program of panels, lectures, keynote talks and cultural events by guest speakers from home and abroad.Panels continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Lunchtime lectures with guest speakers take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Keynote Lectures each of the evenings. There is also an Arts Program, including Arts Corner talks, Art Exhibitions and live music each evening.
Conference panels, lectures, arts and events are all open to the public and free of charge.
There are two main venues for all events:
The Conference website is www.taccireland.com