Joe Duffy will be broadcasting from our Sackville Stage between 13:30 and 15:00. Odhran O Casaide, his musical family and friends will be providing music throughout the afternoon. A special performance of music, song and readings from the famous Na Casaidigh group and friends to commemorate the men, women and children of the Rising.
This afternoon reflection features some of Ireland’s finest singers and musicians including Steve Cooney, Laoise O Brien and Tommy Hayes who will come together in celebration. Caoineadh Na bPaisti (Lament for the Children) and An Paidir (Our Father) original pieces by Odhrán Ó Casaide will feature along with other parts of his newly composed Requiem – Marbhna 1916, dedicated to all those who died in 1916 and is emerging as the Centenary’s musical signature.
They will also be joined by some of the younger generation:
Seán O Casaide (vocal), Caitlín Ní Chasaide (vocal), Síomha Nic Aonghusa (vocal), Ornait Nic Aonghusa( vocal).
Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland