Magic Irish Airs in the Fischerei Museum- 27/07/17

July 21, 2017 | Posted in Concerts | By

Who
Magic Irish Airs
When
Thursday, July 27, 2017
19:00 - Anmeldung erforderlich unter Ilse.ziah@web.de oder 0228 90827960 - All Ages
Where
Bergheim - Sieg
Germany
Other Info
27.07.2017 - 19:00 bis ca. 21:00 Uhr - Eintritt 10,00 €

Ilse de Ziah: Magic Irish Airs

In wundervollen Landschaften machte sich die Cellistin des Opernorchesters Cork,

Ilse de Ziah, auf die Suche nach den Ursprüngen irischer Musik.

Gefunden hat sie sanfte und klanggewaltige Töne, die die Seele berühren.

Auf der Solotournee gastiert sie im Fischereimuseum.

Ein kurzer preisgekrönter Film über ihre Recherchen zu den

traditionellen irischen Klängen stimmt auf diese Konzerterlebnis ein.

Anmeldung erforderlich unter

Ilse.ziah@web.de oder 0228 90827960

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Become a Patron!

February 9, 2017 | Posted in sheet music, Video | By

I have made a profile on the Patreon site and I am hoping to get people to support me. I have nearly 5000 YouTube subscribers, and to these people, especially you who comment, thank you for constantly inspiring me to make more arrangements. As long as I know someone is loving them and getting to play them on their cellos, I am happy. All I need is a small amount of people to pay $1 a solo cello video release and I can continue composing and arranging and making it all available.

Go Now to be a Patron of the Arts!! My Patreon Site

I love what I do. If you love what I do, it’s only a tiny amount, but it adds up to support me as a self employed cellist.
So on the video topic, I have just published my first arrangement for solo cello for the year. I have been working on a couple more but this is the first one completed. It’s a relief to actually get a video up, get the sheet music onto Play Cello Music and get out of the sludgy start of 2017. I have so many projects I am juggling so I can to set up my year, and I am constantly wishing I could just get that cello out to work on new material in among the piles of admin, tour planning, websites, organising events for the Midleton Arts Festival, even making a T-shirt site Festival Clothing, (check out the Midleton Festival logo, very cool!), making new arrangements for the Cork Light Orchestra…and all the rest. I love doing everything I do but it is easy to be distracted by it all and dragged away from where I love to be;

Cello in hand;

Ideas swirling around;

Harmonies unfolding;

Finding the perfect key and key change;

Discovering new ways to make the solo cello sound like a full orchestra;

Unlocking the puzzle of a simple melody…

Anyway, have a listen to the newest arrangement and watch the video!

If you didn’t notice it the first time, thank you for noticing and visiting NOW! My Patreon Site

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Trad on Cello! New cello book available now!

May 30, 2016 | Posted in Books, Products, sheet music, Video | By

I am pleased to announce the release of my new cello book, Trad on Cello. There are twenty Irish traditional tunes including polkas, slides, jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs, with a guide on how to play them.

I have enjoyed choosing great tunes that fit together in sets so that when you turn up for a session, you are fully equipped to dive straight in and feel good about your playing! It was a challenge to find the perfect keys for the cello for tunes that sit in first position only so there is no running up and down the fingerboard. It makes them really fun to play whatever grade. The second cello parts are also great for playing as a duo, and the chords are included so the tunes can be played with anyone who can read chords. They sound amazing with a group of cellists too, as my friend said “like a big lumbering beast” (I hope that’s good!)

The introduction and chapter information is detailed and interesting for anyone who wants to have a little more guidance and get a brief background info on the tunes.

For teachers looking for something a little different to inspire students post exams, these are a perfect antidote to the earnestness of exam preparations.

I made a video of one of the reels to give an idea of what is in store for you and I hope to see other videos from cellists playing these tunes too!

Download Now on PlayCelloMusic

Traditional Irish Tunes in Cello Friendly Keys

 

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Living the Tradition now available at MFW

October 22, 2014 | Posted in DVD, Film, Video | By

Living the Tradition is now available through MusicFilmWeb wo have added the film to their catalogue. Here’s a quote on the MFW site. Thanks to Andy Markovitz for his support and writing the kind words!

“This is Irish music stripped of blarney and jig, but still reverberating with politics, myth, liveliness, and loss – of love, of land, even of books (this is Ireland, after all). Throughout de Ziah remains true to her own quest to help keep these songs relevant for modern audiences and to do justice to their stories and settings, even if that means waiting out the rain to play them (this is Ireland, after all). When you’re there, I still recommend you take a bar stool and raise a glass to (and maybe buy a glass for) the local musicians who are also living the tradition and keeping it strong. When you’re home, de Ziah’s musical travelogue offers another avenue into that rich territory.”

read complete article HERE

Do support us by renting or buying and enjoy watching this beautiful film!!

 

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Film Premiere of Living the Tradition

May 7, 2014 | Posted in Events, Film | By

We are thrilled to announce the premiere and launch of Living the Tradition on the 17th May at 6.30. It will be shown in Midleton's Jameson distillery, Midleton, Co. Cork as the highlight event at a new festival in Midleton called Mid May Festival which celebrates arts in the community and the bringing together of artistic traditions past and present. 
Tickets are €5 There are a limited amount of seats in the venue, and it's selling out fast so do buy soon! email midmay@outlook.com or info@livingthetradition.com for ticket inquiries.
Look forward to seeing you!
ltt premiere poster

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Living the tradition Trailer

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Film, Video | By

Very excited, the trailer for Living the Tradition has now been made and the film will be released January 15, 2014. Have a look at our Living the Tradition website, and enjoy the trailer!

We are releasing a 96 minute documentary along with ten music videos. There will be a DVD and an online version available.

In the last week of this year, we will be pre-selling the DVD version for a reduced price, so stay tuned!

 

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Living the tradition – making of

July 9, 2013 | Posted in Video | By

Here is part three of Living the Tradition where I talk
about Danny Boy and make an arrangement of it for solo cello. My
great grandmother used to cry every time she heard it. Find out why
here! part 3 the making
of LTT
Or go here if that doesn’t link… On the road…

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Nigel Kennedy plays trad. duo with Ilse!

February 4, 2013 | Posted in Concerts, Video | By

A friend sent me a video from her phone today. She was at the City of Cork Symphony orchestra concert in the Limerick University Concert Hall where we played with Nigel Kennedy.

He started playing a trad tune and I couldn't resist joining in. We played a trad set again the next night in the City Hall in Cork, to more rapturous applause and afterwards had a great jam along with Cora Venus Lunny, Donovan and other CCSO improvisers!

Take a look & listen

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New Christmas Sheet Music Available!

December 8, 2012 | Posted in sheet music | By

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my new e book, Christmas Carols for Solo Cello available on my store website playcellomusic.com

Eleven Christmas Carols and Songs from around the world arranged especially for solo cello.

This Christmas music comes from all over the world. American, Irish, Brazilian, German, English and Welsh songs.  The origins of some of the older carols is unknown as they have been around so long. There are enough technical challenges to keep it interesting but easy enough for you to get the music up to a performance standard by Christmas.

Contents:

  1. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  2. White Christmas
  3. The Holly and the Ivy
  4. Deck the Hall
  5. Winter Wonderland
  6. Walking in the Air
  7. Natal Das Criancas
  8. Christmas Medley: Let it Snow, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells
  9. In Dulci Jubilo
  10. Wexford Carol
  11. Oiche Nollag

Spread some Christmas cheer with these pieces and don’t be surprised if everyone sings along.

I have had a great response to the music and performed some in the beautiful lounge at Sheen Falls Lodge last evening.

I am recording them this week and the recordings will be available for download soon too.

Enjoy!!
 

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