Saturday 19th November - doors 5.00pm - An Taibhdhearc
Sunday 20th November with special guests Samadharshana - doors 7.30pm - An Taibhdhearc
A modern Caucasian fairy tale. Traditional Georgian polyphony, gently performed by female singers. Their magical voices, like streams coming down from the mountains, penetrate into the heart.
A few years ago three charming girls from Georgia blew up the World Wide Web and became stars. This fairy tale began on the day when three friends, during a walk in the village, decided to sing a song. Tatuli made a selfie video and uploaded it to the Internet. This video dramatically changed the girls’ lives - within two weeks the video was watched by an audience of millions.
The popularity of Trio Mandili is growing every day. Today the group has over 1,300,000 subscribers on Facebook and close to 1,275,000 on YouTube. The name of the group was not chosen by accident - Mandili is a female headdress in the shape of a scarf. Traditionally, women threw a handkerchief to the ground when they wanted to reconcile men who were in conflict.
The band actively tours around the world, participating in festivals of folk music, and presenting solo concerts. They have already visited Belgium, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Israel, Poland, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Trio Mandili is a frequent guest of popular TV and radio shows in different countries. They have released two albums titled With Love and Enguro. Their lyrical compositions reveal the unique spirit of picturesque Georgia and the breadth of the soul of the Georgian people.
Samadharshana means “same sightedness” or “shared vision of the Divine” in sanskrit and features three exceptional musicians: tabla virtuoso Debojyoti Sanyal from Kolkata, Irish legendary bodhran player Tommy Hayes and Australian born sarode artist Matthew James Noone. This unusual trio explores the spaces between and beyond Irish traditional and Indian Classical music through new compositions, improvisation and trance like grooves.