Fiodhna and Inis Oirr at the Irish Village, Dubai

gr_RH1603-65Inis Oirr played at the St Patrick’s Festival of Music at the Irish Village, Dubai from March 14th-17th. They entertained the large crowds with their  jigs, reels and songs. The festival started with a sell out concert by Sir Bob Geldof and culminated with large crowds attending the live music on St Patrick’s Day, the 17th of March.

This was Inis Oirr’s biggest gig to date and their music went down very well with the large and appreciative crowd. Dave Cattanach, the manager of the Irish Village, was thrilled with Inis Oirr’s music. ‘We’d love to have you back next year!’, he said after the last set of the night. A great end to a great week.

Here is a short video of the performance.The tune is Jenny Pickin’ Cockles

Supporting Bob Geldof in Dubai

Supporting Bob GeldofInis Oirr have been booked to play in the Irish Village, Dubai for 4 nights in mid-March, 2009. The band will be part of the Village’s 5 Days of St. Patrick’s Day festivities at The Irish Village.

This Year’s St. Patrick’s Day is part of a five days extravaganza.

The week starts off with the return of one of Ireland’s favorite sons – Sir Bob Geldof, who will perform live on Friday 13th March.


…the festivities go on with Traditional Irish Music from Inis Oirr and Traditional Dancing.”

(Excerpt from the Irish Village Website)
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Fiodhna and Inis Oirr on Dubai Eye Radio

band_radio_showDubai Eye Radio 103.8 FM invited Adu Dhabi’s traditional music group Inis Oirr to perform live on their Saturday afternoon Music and Cultural program. The show comprised of tunes and interviews with the different band members. There were requests for tunes from listeners and information about upcoming gigs was also given.

Inis Oirr band members spoke about their different instruments. Here is the clip.