Kathleen Loughnane a native of Co. Tipperary, now living in Galway City, is a founding member of the group Dordán, with whom she has toured extensively and whose mix of Irish and baroque music received wide acclaim.
Her mastery of the harp is evident in her renditions of the ancient airs of Ireland as well as her dexterous performance of intricate dance tunes. She has published many books of Irish traditional music arranged for the harp which are an inspiration to the creative efforts of other harpers and anyone interested in harp music. She is highly regarded for her traditional harp arrangements and has recorded five solo harp albums.
Her talk is on ‘Harpers Thomas & William Connellan 1640-1720’. Their music gives us access to some of the energies of the Gaelic harp tradition during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Tá meas mór ar Kathleen Loughnane as an obair atá deánta aici ar chóiriú an cheoil traidisiúnta – poirt agus foinn mhalla – don chruit, agus as an taighde atá déanta aici ar cheol na gcumadóirí cruite sa seachtú agus san ochtú haois déag. Is duine de bhunaitheoirí an ghrúpa Dordán í, grúpa ar thaistil sí go mór leo, agus a sheinneann meascán den cheol Gaelach agus den cheol barócach.