Dripsey Castle is hosting a captivating concert next week

The music on the night has been described as “Haunting, entrancing, breathtaking, beautiful”

On the 18 th of May, Dripsey Castle will play host to a captivating night of folk music, featuring Scottish smallpiper Brìghde Chaimbeul. This will be the first concert of this year’s season, and it’s definitely not one to miss!

As well as the enchanting music that’ll start on the evening at 8pm, there will be canapés by renowned chef Orla McAndrew, as well as wine and refreshments from 6:30pm. Brìghde Chaimbeul is a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye, and her music is rooted in language and culture.

Describing her as a “Scottish smallpipes prodigy”, Dripsey Castle Estate said, “She rose to prominence as a prodigy of traditional music, but has since begun a journey to take the smallpipes into uncharted territory. She draws inspiration from the world of interconnected piping traditions, including those from Eastern Europe, Cape Breton and Ireland, and her most recent album brings in influence from ambient, avant-garde and electronic music.

Scottish smallpiper Brìghde Chaimbeul will perform on the night (image via Twitter/X)

One can talk about Brìghde’s awards (BBC Young Folk Award; BBC Horizons Award; Songlines Top of the World…) and her wide array of collaborators (Caroline Polachek; Colin Stetson; Gruff Rhys; Aidan O’Rourke…) but after it all, her music speaks for itself.

Haunting, entrancing, breathtaking, beautiful – this open-eared, understatedly virtuosic performer is transforming and creating new definitions for Scottish folk in the 21st century.”

Tickets cost €50 and are available on Eventbrite here.

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