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Fuaimlaoi | Emmet Cahill – Double Concert
August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King
Friday 11th August | 7.00PM | TICKETS: €32.50 (Under 16’s €20 at the door)
Fuaimlaoi was formed by Ronan McDonagh in 2006 to promote and develop liturgical music that grows out of our native tradition. Based at St Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin, Fuaimlaoi comprises a dynamic group of talented and committed singers and instrumentalists who have a keen interest in both liturgical music and Irish culture. The name Fuaimlaoi is a poetic joining of two Irish words: fuaim – meaning sound, and laoi – an epic narrative poem, lyric or canticle. Linking both evokes a sense of the sound of our native spiritual song.
Fuaimlaoi has released two albums to date: Ancient Promise (2010) and At The End Of The Sky (2021). They feature Ronan’s liturgical compositions and arrangements, drawing inspiration from sean-nós singing, plainsong, sacred polyphonic choral music and traditional Irish instrumental music. Sheet music books containing the scores of these settings have also been published to encourage the integration of our native tradition in the liturgy.
Ronan McDonagh KSG – From Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Ronan became immersed in traditional Irish music at an early age, winning All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann and Slógadh. His organ studies began at the Schola Cantorum, St Finian’s College, Mullingar, and continued with Professor Gerard Gillen at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. He has obtained a BMus degree from UCD, a Masters Degree in the Performance and Interpretation of Organ Music from NUI Maynooth, and holds the Performance Licentiate of Trinity College, London. Since 1990, he has held the full time position of Organist and Director of Music at St Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin.
Ronan is widely known as a liturgical music composer, with many of his compositions published in Ireland and in the United States. Awarded a Papal Knighthood by the Holy See for services to church music, he was invested into the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great (KSG) in 2021.
Emmet Cahill is a native of Mullingar County Westmeath. He performed a sold out concert at Mullingar Cathedral for the Fleadh in 2022. Emmet is widely hailed as ‘ Ireland’s Most Exciting Young Tenor’ and has been touring North America for 11 years as lead singer of music phenomenon Celtic Thunder , recording 6 World billboard #1 albums. His most recent solo Album was signed with Sony Music USA and went to number 1 on the world music billboard charts. Emmet has performed concerts in over 80 cities across the US and Canada to date , and made a sell out solo concert debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Emmet recently performed at New York’s St.Patricks Cathedral last March for the dignitaries and world leaders attending the St.Patrick’s Day mass.
He has performed concerts with prestigious orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , The Pittsburgh Symphony as well as sold out concerts in some of North America’s most famous music venues. Emmet was recently ‘Irish tenor of the Year ‘ by the Irish American Music association and has performed multiple tours of North America and Australia as well as notable TV performances on The Today show , QVC television , and PBS networks throughout North America