IMBOLC Festival – Luke Daniels & Rihab Azar – 5 Feb

Luke Daniels is a multi- instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon. He has enjoyed a long career collaborating with a range of artists and organisations as a means of promoting folk music including Riverdance, London Jazz Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Celtic Connections and English National Opera.

Rihab Azar is from the Syrian city of Homs. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus under such masters as Askar Ali Akbar and Issam Rafea. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Since moving to the UK in 2016 under the “Migrant Talent” scheme she has performed with the London Sinfonietta, at 10 Downing Street and in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Is ceoltóir go leor uirlisí é Luke Daniels a bhfuil saineolas aige ar an bhosca cnaipí agus ar an mhileoidean. Tá sé ag seinm le healaíontóirí agus eagraíochtaí éagsúla le fada chun an ceol tíre a chur chun cinn, Riverdance, Féile Snagcheoil Londain, Ceolfhoireann Fhiolarmónach Londain, Celtic Connections agus Ceolfhoireann Náisiúnta Shasana.

Is as cathair Homs na Siria í Rihab Azar. Rinne sí staidéar ar Ardscoil Cheoil Damascus faoi oiliúint na Máistrí Askar Ali Akbar agus Issam Rafea. Sa bhliain 2014, ba í an chéad bansheinnteoir oud a sheinn le Ceolfhoireann Náisiúnta na Siria do Arabic Music. Sheinn sí le Sinfonietta Londain, ar 10 Sráid Downing agus in Ardeaglais Naomh Pól ó d’aistrigh sí chun na Ríochta Aontaithe faoin scéim ‘Buanna Imirce’ sa bhliain 2016.

Venue: An Croí, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James Street, Derry, BT48 7DF
Date: 5th February 2020
Time: 19.00
Cost: £5

More info: http://imbolcfestival.com/event/luke-daniels-rihab-azar

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