Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a new collaboration that brings together some of the most respected traditional musicians from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Brittany under the musical direction of Dónal Lunny and featuring special guest singers from Scotland and Wales.
Formed in 2016, Atlantic Arc Orchestra came together for a series of one-off shows including Cork Folk Festival and Celtic Connections. Having discovered a shared interest in exploring and cultivating contemporary expressions of traditional music, the eight members set Atlantic Arc Orchestra on a course of openness and curiosity towards collaboration. Through a programme of original, traditional, re-arranged and shared material, the ten members will create a powerful fusion of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton musical ancestry. This will be a a headline concert at Cardiff's Festival of Voice, with the Atlantic Arc Orchestra and guests Julie Fowlis from Scotland and Lisa Jenn from Wales.
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