Music and Dance

To Be Irish: Online Sarode Solo by Matthew Noone

What does it mean to be Irish at Christmas? For many people it is a celebration of family, friends and connecting with those we have missed throughout the year. This year we want to help you connect with those you miss most, perhaps they are across the seas, in the next county or shielding and so perhaps you cannot get together this festive season as you normally would.

Join us for a combination of traditional Irish melodies, original compositions and improvisations with Matthew Noone on the sarode. Performed in Faha, East Clare, you can watch with your family no matter where they are in the world.

1. Faha Lament (Improvisation and original composition)
2. The Heron Jig (original composition)
3. The Red March (traditional tunes)

A self-confessed musical ‘mongrel’, Matthew Noone is an Australian-Irish ex-indie rocker, improviser, composer, thinker and performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode. He works in a diverse range of disciplines ranging from Irish traditional and Indian Classical music to free improvisation and electroacoustic music. He has collaborated with a host of international artists such as Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Liam O Maonlai, Lisa Hanigan,Steve Cooney, Jiggy, K. Subramaniam, Debojyoti Sanyal, Catherine Sikora, Sean Mac Erlaine, Sean Tyrell and the Irish Gamelan Orchestra. He has released two albums with percussionist Tommy Hayes (An Tara) and two solo albums of contemporary material for sarode using loops, feedback, voice, electronics and ukulele!

The video will be available here to watch from the 21st – 31st of December

Open today 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92