Geneva Literary Aid Society

Category: Music

Next Event: Sharon Shannon (24.11.2017)

Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips….literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, hip-hop, cajun, country, classical and rap. The Geneva Literary…

Standing ovation for Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom, Denis McClean and Eoghan O'Sullivan, Collège des Coudriers, Geneva, 1 April 2017 (Photo by Lars Solberg)

Luka Bloom’s agent in Switzerland told me that in all the Swiss German towns Luka performed in before coming to Geneva last Saturday his songs were met with polite applause but an uncomprehending silence greeted his stories about the songs. Saturday night’s sold-out show for GLAS, packed with Irish and other anglophone expats, must have…

New Road with Cathy Jordan (10.12.2016)

“…a musical experience full of passion and exhilaration, depth and beauty.” For Christmas this year GLAS gives you the gift of music from five outstanding musicians. The legendary interpreter of Celtic song, Cathy Jordan (pictured right), will accompany the New Road ensemble: a unique blend of  the plaintive Irish uilleann pipes, fiddle, harmonica, whistles, 5-string…

White Raven (16.12.2009)

Apologies for the silence, we have been struggling with the loss of our longstanding sponsor but have decided to go ahead with our Christmas concert and to bring back by popular demand, the international vocal trio White Raven: Irish soprano, Kate Dineen, who is lead soprano with the Ferrara Ensemble; American Robert Getchell, tenor with the…