Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a new collaborative project that brings together some of the most respected traditional musicians from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland under the musical direction of Dónal Lunny.
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 eight members have created a powerful fusion of Irish, Scottish and musical ancestry.
Dónal Lunny Bouzouki (& Musical Director)
Pauline Scanlon Vocals
Jarlath Henderson Vocals, Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Guitar
Tara Breen Fiddle (for Aidan O'Rourke)
Pádraig Rynne Concertina
Graham Henderson Keyboards
Ewen Vernal Bass
Davie Ryan Drums, Percussion
‘“A musically charged experience that redefines brilliance.”’ - TJ Peterson