Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
ATLANTA (March 26, 2014) ¿ Irish music sensations Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra bring their Celtic collaboration ¿Voices and Harps¿ to Emory University for a concert Fri., April 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
Their Emory performance will feature favorites such as ¿I Will Find You,¿ a love song written for the 1992 award-winning film ¿Last of the Mohicans,¿ as well as ¿Harry¿s Game¿ by Clannad and ¿Sailing,¿ a remake of the classic song by Christopher Cross.
As Schwartz Center Artists in Residence, Brennan and De Barra will also join Dr. James W. Flannery for ¿Voices and Harps in Conversation¿ at 2 p.m. on Fri, April 4 in the Jones Room, Level 3 in the Woodruff Library. Flannery, who is Emory¿s Winship Professor of the Arts and Humanities, directs the W. B. Yeats Foundation and was named 2012 Irishman of the Year for service to the Irish community, will guide a discussion exploring the connections among music, literature, creativity and tradition. This event is free and open to the public. Guests attending the event are encouraged to stay and explore the ¿Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens¿ exhibition in the adjacent Schatten Gallery.
Tickets for the concert are $20; discount category members $15; Emory students $5. They can be purchased online, or by calling the Arts at Emory Box Office at 404-727-5050.
About Moya Brennan
GRAMMY® Award winner Moya Brennan has a successful solo career and is the lead singer of folk group Clannad, which was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She has sung on most of the world¿s great stages and has collaborated with many notable artists including The Chieftains, Paul Brady and Bono. She is also part of the female traditional group, T with the Maggies.
About Cormac De Barra
Cormac De Barra is renowned internationally as a versatile harp virtuoso. He continually pushes the boundaries of the Irish harp through his work with a wide array of artists, including Hazel O¿Connor, Julie Feeney and Clannad. Cormac also tours and records with his brothers Fionán and Éamonn in the family group, Barcó. Besides his busy performing schedule he regularly gives workshops and master classes around the world.