Geneva Literary Aid Society

Songs from Ireland: Old and New (25.01.2019)

GLAS is honoured to host “Songs from Ireland: Old and New 2019” featuring seven outstanding singers and musicians from Ireland whose work is inspired by the Celtic tradition. The show blends the traditional and the contemporary in an evocative and captivating performance.

The show will take you on a musical journey featuring the expressive play of the renowned fiddler and composer Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Swell Season, The Frames) to the golden voice of the singer and actress Lisa Lambe, to the soulful songs of the songwriter Mark Geary – supported by Eamonn de Barra on bodhran and flute, pianist Catherine Fitzgerald, Frank Tate on the mandolin and Irish bouzouki, and guitarist John McLoughlin. With bags of humour, the show will uplift and enchant, leaving you with a spring in your step and a yearning to be on the next flight to the emerald isle.

Full line-up

  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire (fiddle)
  • Catherine Fitzgerald (keyboards)
  • Frank Tate (mandolin/bouzouki)
  • Eamonn de Barra (bodhran/flute/whistle/vocals)
  • Mark Geary (vocals/guitar)
  • Lisa Lambe (vocals)
  • John McLoughlin (guitar)

All proceeds will go to the Gaza School of Music, a branch of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

Ticket Reservations

Send an email stating your name and the number of tickets required to:

Date: Friday 25 January at 19.30
(Ticket collection and refreshments from 18:30)
Tickets: CHF 30 and CHF 20 for students, retired and unemployed
Venue: Aula, College des Coudriers, 15a Ave Joli Mont (opp. Balexert)

Artist links

Videos from past tours

A documentary video from the 2017 tour.