Le Chéile

Premiere Féile na Bealtaine (Dingle), May 5, 2019

Additional performances Kfest (Killorglin), May 31, 2019 and Culture Night Kerry (Tralee), September 20, 2019

In 2019, The Welcoming Project was commissioned by Creative Ireland to create a new a new live work for performance. Le Chéile at Féile na Bealtaine as part of Céilí Afro Dabke and was performed again at K-FEST and on Culture Night 2019 in Tralee.

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Choreographer / Director
Catherine Young
in collaboration with:

Music Director
Martin Schärer

Rehearsal assistant
Eilise Sullivan

Salma Ataya, Kristyn Fontanella, Minte Getachew, Oran Leong and Eilise Sullivan, Chouaib Chakib Badji, Margo Barry, Catherine Bellein, Ahmed Lulu, Sipho Mathonsi, Mongiva Selima Ka Qoudindlela, Ntabiseng Schreurs, Rethabile Schreurs, Malik Amir, Abdul Khan, Maja Binder, Róisín Ní Lúing, Mary Mc Carthy, Philomena, Teresa Galvin, Gus O’Dea, Simba Chikutuva, Gladys Mtashane, Shingie Manyere, Saly Evelyn, Debbie, Tanya Hickey, Nyasha Masuku, Ahmed Lulu, Catherine Merrigan, Ailbhe Keogh, Ronke

Production assistant
Fanny Binder

Maédbh Ní Bheaglaoich (accordion), Aluko Bode (percussion), Desire Businge (percussion), Micheál O’Dubhghaill, Brian Fleming (percussion), Laura Kerr (fiddle), James Mahon (pipes/low whistle), Jon Sanders (Guitar/Bouzouki), Martin Schärer (percussion), Nico Severin (percussion)

Fiona Morgan, Michael Kelly, Arif Amod

Supported by
Creative Ireland, Kerry County Council, the Arts Council and Siamsa Tíre.