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  • 20Aug'19

    The Art & Craft of Songwriting Now in its eighth year, this is a workshop where Melanie teaches students about the fundamentals of songwriting.

    venue Walton's New School of Music, Dublin

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  • 22Aug'19

    The Art & Craft of Songwriting Now in its eighth year, this is a workshop where Melanie teaches students about the fundamentals of songwriting.

    venue Walton's New School of Music, Dublin

    tickets TBA

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  • 27Aug'19

    The Art & Craft of Songwriting Now in its eighth year, this is a workshop where Melanie teaches students about the fundamentals of songwriting.

    venue Walton's New School of Music, Dublin

    tickets TBA

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  • 29Aug'19

    The Art & Craft of Songwriting Now in its eighth year, this is a workshop where Melanie teaches students about the fundamentals of songwriting.

    venue Walton's New School of Music, Dublin

    tickets TBA

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  • 20Sep'19

    Melanie O’Reilly & Celtic Jazz Ensemble Melanie and her Celtic Jazz Ensemble will play this September at the Irish Cultural Festival in Ouistreham, Normandy.

    venue St. Samson Church
    Ouistreham
    Normandy

    tickets TBA

  • 22Sep'19

    Tribute to Turlough O’Carolan Melanie O'Reilly & David Creevy: Tribute to Turlough O'Carolan in music and song at the Irish Cultural Festival. Performance at 5.30pm.

    venue St. Samson Church
    Ouistreham
    Normandy

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Melanie’s recent Artist-in-Residency in Normandy : see below the highly successful events!


 

Karine Saporta & Mélanie O’Reilly

 

‘JOY’ : The Land of Ireland

 

VENDREDI 19 AVRIL 2019 – 20h30
DIMANCHE 21 AVRIL 2019 – 16h00
LUNDI 22 AVRIL 2019 – 20h30

 

Après le succès rencontré lors des premières représentations du mois de mars au Dansoir, la création chorégraphique 2019 de Karine Saporta avec musique vivante instrumentale et vocale irlandaise, par Melanie O’Reilly “Joy: The Land of Ireland.”, revient pour 3 dates pendant le week-end de Pâques, du 19 au 22 avril. À ne pas manquer!

 

After the success of the first performances in March at the Dansoir, Karine Saporta’s 2019 choreographic collaboration with Irish instrumental and vocal vocal music, by Melanie O’Reilly ‘Joy’: The Land of Ireland”, returns for three dates during Easter weekend, April 19 to 22. Do not miss it!

 

“Joy: The Land of Ireland” est une spectacle, une  collaboration de la choreographe de Karine Saporta  avec la musique de Melanie O’Reilly,  qui s’inspire des mythes antiques, de la poésie, de la philosophie, de la spiritualité et de la tradition de la chanson en Irlande, tout en empruntant aux thèmes musicaux contemporains du jazz, aboutissant à une fusion pulsionnelle de l’ancien et du moderne. Cette sonorité unique est un symbole fort et crée un pont fascinant entre la musique irlandaise et le jazz, expression puissante dans le cadre du mouvement «ethno-jazz» en cours de développement en Europe et dans le monde.

 

“Joy: The Land of Ireland ” is a unique show, a collaboration of Karine Saporta’s choreography with the music of Melanie O’Reilly, inspired by ancient myths, poetry, philosophy, spirituality and tradition of song in Ireland, while borrowing from contemporary jazz music themes, resulting in an impulsive fusion of old and new, this unique sound is a strong symbol and creates a fascinating bridge between Irish music and jazz, powerful expression in the context of the “ethno-jazz” movement under development in Europe and in the world.