The life, literature and inspirations of the Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will be explored and celebrated this coming Friday when the ‘Seamus Heaney HomePlace‘, an important arts and literary centre in Northern Ireland, is opened to the public.
Duncan is honoured to have be invited to perform at The Given Note: A Lifecycle, a bespoke concert of traditional music and song from Ireland and around the world with a nine-piece ensemble led by Seamus Egan. During this celebratory opening weekend, nine world class traditional musicians from across the globe will arrive in Bellaghy to rehearse a special one-off occasion piece to honour south Derry’s world renowned poet.
The opening weekend will include various musical performances and the centre is certain to become an echo chamber for the poet’s beautiful lines.
Duncan has been invited to perform at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh in November as part of the Scots Fiddle Festival 2016. This performance forms part of a handful of Scottish tour dates during November. Both of Duncan’s scheduled performances at the wonderful Perthshire Amber Festival have sold out and tickets are selling fast for his Inverness (Eden Court Theatre) and Stirling (The Tolbooth) dates. The box office has just opened for the Scots Fiddle Festival programme which takes place between 18-20 November 2016 in Edinburgh. Full box office for all performances are available via our Live page.
In other news, Ballantyne – the production commissioned by An Lanntair, Stornoway and composed by Craig Armstrong in collaboration with Calum Martin featuring Duncan Chisholm receives 5 ***** review from The Herald. See our News page for the full review.