Come one and come all! You are cordially invited to come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 10th of March 2018 (this Saturday) at The Bee, Publika! Joined by international and local talents of all things Irish, you definitely don’t want to miss this year’s celebration that’s special with a Malaysian twist!
Commemorating the most popular Irish Day in the world, this Ceilidh is all about enjoying the craic where you will be graced with an evening full of Irish dancing, music, poetry, story-telling, and comedy with a little bit of a local spin!
#FUNFACT: Ireland and Malaysia have a long shared history. Irish nuns, brothers, and priests educated many in Malaysian schools and the St. Patrick’s society of Selangor was established in 1925. These days, many Malaysians study in Ireland and KL’s Healy Mac’s pub is recognized as the ‘Best Irish Pub’ in the world!
Enjoy a star-studded night with one of Ireland’s best talents!
Headlining the event is Aindrais de Staic- Award-winning Irish storyteller, comedian and fiddle player!
He has presented TV shows in Ireland, has won a host of awards including, Best Solo Show at New Zealand Fringe, BEST IRISH SHORT DOCO at Galway Film Fleadh and Galway Music Award 2007. You can also check out his talk at TEDxGalway here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3bbNbKfIxY
The event will be hosted your favorite Irish-Malaysian darlings!
Cat will be joined by her soul sister, singer, sound healer, actor and director Alia Kearney.
Cat Brogan won the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam and was funded by the British Council to research spoken word education in KL. She runs workshops, events and has performed over 17 countries.www.catbrogan.com
Alia Kearney won a “Best Female Actor’ award and has directed an original production on bullying in aid of the Befrienders KL called ‘Silk and Strings’. She holds a psychology degree from Dublin and has performed in local and overseas productions. She was an ensemble cast for Drowsy Chaperone in Dublin. In 2016, she played the role of Jack’s Mother in PAN Productions: Into The Woods which won Best Overall Production at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards!
From Malaysia to Ireland with love!
Gracing us with a local spin on Irish music are performers Four Leaf Clover and Chan Sher Ly!
Four Leaf Clover – KL Trad band made up of local musicians playing Irish classics and their own compositions- taking you on a journey through the mystical soundscapes of Celtic folk that celebrates the fusion of rock and jazz with traditional jigs and reels. Expect to hear the music of The Corrs and famous Irish acts alongside original compositions.
Chan Sher Ly is an Irish dancing and concertina paying Irish enthusiast. The Corrs and Riverdance where an influence in Sher ly’s childhood. In 2008, she started learning her first Irish instrument online, a tin whistle. She sessions at gigs with fellow Celtic musicians from Malaysia and abroad.
Learn how to twist and spin the Irish way!
KL Irish Dance will teach you how to twirl your partner with Irish set dancing. A house band has been formed, especially for ShamRock, to accompany the dances and to play Celtic classics.
Joining them will be Irish musicians and performers; Anthony Cummins, a Professor of Family Medicine in KL, will be on fiddle. Since arriving in Kuala Lumpur from Ireland in 2014, Anthony has been playing fiddle and mandolin at local sessions, St. Patrick’s Society of Selangor Annual Ball, Embassy of Ireland cultural gatherings as well as corporate events.
Richard Sykes has recently arrived in KL to take up a teaching position. He is a multi-instrumentalist within the Irish and English traditional music scene. He is a frequent visitor to sessions in Dingle, Ireland, and has played concerts and festivals across U.K. and Europe
It’s still not too late to buy tickets! If you’re interested in going for ShamRock – KL Ceilidh, you can purchase tickets here. See you there!
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