Triskel Christchurch

Online March 17, 7-8pm

Travelling - Re-imagining Irish Historical works


A live multimedia performance that embarks the online public in a visual and musical journey with cello and accordion music under the umbrella of the visual element, which creates an unforgettable aural experience. This multimedia event is presented by Adrian Mantu, cellist of the renowned ConTempo Quartet (Galway’s Ensemble in Residence), EnjoyTV, Culture Ireland, UCIMR, CelloVision Project & the Romanian Cultural Institute.

This year Ireland & Romania are celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relationships and this concert is a celebration of Irish music performed by Irish and Romanian artists.


5 historical Irish composers (Ina Boyle 1889–1967, Swan Hennessey 1866–1929, Joan Trimble 1915–2000, Brian Boydell 1917–2000 & Herie O’Kelly 1859–1938)
2 multi-award winning Irish/Romanian musicians (cellist Adrian Mantu and accordionist Dermot Dunne) based in two regions of Ireland (Leinster & Connacht)

Through the use of videography and presenting to Irish and worldwide online audiences historical Irish works rearranged for cello and accordion,  these musical works resemble a post-romantic mood and they all carry a deep emotional feeling throughout, related to the idea of freedom and equality. The aims are to give to these historic Irish works a contemporary touch through the use of videography, and to create a wider platform for the Irish and Romanian musicians, and for the historical Irish works, through the use of social media.


  • Elegie/1913 and Psalm/1927 by Ina Boyle
  • Rapsodie gaélique op 63/1925 by Swan Hennessy
  • The Coolin/1939 arranged by Joan Trimble
  • Five settings on poems of James Joyce/1944 by Brian Boydell
  • Melancolie/1897 by Henri O’Kelly

Click here to watch this concert online from Triskel at 7pm on St Patrick’s Day.

Partners: Culture Ireland, EnjoyTV, UCIMR, Romanian Cultural Institute, Triskel Arts Centre Cork, Music Network, CelloVision Project and Jiggery Pokery Production.