February 22, 23 + 24, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex
Tickets required: $15 general admission; $5 students

 

Olagón, a conflicted wail of both mourning and victory, stands as the central inspiration of this new evening-length collaboration between Eighth Blackbird, composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon. Drawing from the legendary Irish tale Táin Bó Cúailnge, Olagón aims to tell a story of hardship in contemporary, post-recession Ireland while honoring traditional musics of Ireland, Norway, and America. Muldoon’s text – utilizing both English and Irish – is sung in the unique and highly ornamental vocal practice known as Sean Nós by Ó Lionáird. When coupled with Trueman’s diverse musical landscape, stage direction by Mark DiChiazza, and the virtuosity of Eighth Blackbird, a multi-cultural experience unlike any other is brought vividly life.

 

http://music.princeton.edu/events/olag%C3%B3n-cantata-doublespeak

 

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  • Thu, Feb 22, 2018 · 8:00 pm Cal
  • Fri, Feb 23, 2018 · 8:00 pm Cal
  • Sat, Feb 24, 2018 · 8:00 pm Cal
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