From 8-10th February an all-star line up of musicians, tutors and performers will gather at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin to celebrate the life and legacy of Caoimhín Ó Dochartaigh. Visitors will be offered the chance to take part in master classes with world renowned traditional musicians Laoise Kelly (harp), Siobhan Peoples and Josie Nugent (fiddle), Eamonn Cotter (flute) and Steve Cooney (guitar). There will also be intensive Irish language courses on offer, some late night tunes with Four Men and a Dog and an exclusive concert bringing together trad legends Steve Cooney, Dave Munnelly, Mórga, Gino Lupari and Dónal Murphy.
The city lost a true cultural ambassador when Caoimhín passed away in September 2009. Caoimhín will be remembered by many people in the city and beyond for the contribution he made to Irish music and culture over 40 years. He helped form the first branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Derry in 1972 and was instrumental with his wife Eibhlín in the development of Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, which opened just weeks before his death.
Tickets are available for all events and can be purchased from Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin or online at www.culturlann-doire.ie. Call 028 71 264132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information