Anamchiar: Spirit of Kerry

Thomas O Sullivan and Gail O Donoghue bring together a unique mix of history, music, song and dance to their audience. Playing Uilleann pipes, Bodran, Harp, Whistles, Guitar, Strings and many other instruments this duo capture a truly authentic experience of Ireland in their for traditionalist and tourists alike.

Anamchiar … Spirit of Kerry
IrishEntertainmentExperience … ‘3414’.

‘3414’ … is the product of many years experience in entertainment business. The concept gives a culturally authentic experience of Irish music, song, story and dance to visitors and tourists to Ireland. Quoting many guides and visitors that have experienced the show … that is really what we’ve come to Ireland to hear …

‘3414’ … provides the history and the story of many Irish traditional instruments, music, song, dance and Irish historical specialist subjects. Relevance to local ‘sense of place’ a priority.

Instruments include … Uilleann Pipes, Bodhrán, Flutes and Whistles, Bones and Spoons, Guitar and Strings, Keyboard, Harp, Vocals in Sean-Nós and English … and their place in the panoply of Irish Traditional Instruments. Traditional dance includes Brush Dance, Box Dance and Skin and Bones Dance … being participatory where possible. Also reels, jigs and hornpipes dances.

Overall Concept of Show

Chant Port‘Béil … Celtic song-chant/lilting with Bodhrán accompaniment/atmospheric.
Braveheart … Theme, traditional march/set-dance. Uilleann Pipes, Bodhrán and Keyboards.
Summer Time Is Coming … Irish weather lore / humorous stories / participation chorus.
Uilleann Pipes showcased … Titanic Theme and Titanic stories related to pipes.
Mary Mack … humorous song with chorus participation / Single Again etc.
Recitation … Paddy on the Building Site ?/ or similar.
Bodhrán … showcase with demo, Bodhrán lesson and history + Bones and Spoons / story.
Christmas Eve 1914 … song and story of WW1 … Silent Night 1914.
Pete the Snake / Leprechaun and the Biker / Priest on Bicycle stories.
Ballad Medley … Dublin’s Fair City/ Whiskey in the Jar/ Molly O / Single Again !!!
Prendergast Famine Letters 1840-50 … presentation and Famine history of local interest.
Sean-Nós … singing presentation … Smaointe … with Pipes, Whistle and Keyboard.
Irish Language … history/phrases … greetings, seanfhochail, toasts and anecdotes.
Ballad Medley … Danny Boy, Mc Namara’s Band, Star of the County Down etc,.
Kagan, Scotia and the Wind … Atmospheric piece / story and song.
Deoch an Doras … Parting Glass song and toast to finish and close of show.

‘3414’ Irish entertainment package is inclusive of history, music, song and dance with demonstrations of instruments and a ‘how to’/ hands-on on learning the instrument as part of the show.
‘3414’ can be tailor-made to suit any visitor format … after dinner, corporate groups, learning groups /workshops, walking groups, history tours.