Skip to content
2024 Summer Show

Trá Pháidín

w/ Cathal Roche

Sat. 13th July | 5pm - 7:30pm
^ Studio, Manorhamilton

We’re making the short jaunt to Manorhamilton with this special summer show and we welcome the many headed ensemble Trá Pháidín who offer up an utterly compelling blend of jazz, folk, art-rock. We’re also delighted to finally have Cathal Roche on a Spilt Milk bill.

Trá Pháidín
Áit éicint leathbhealach idir Showband, Céilí band agus elastic band a gheobhaidh tú Trá Pháidín.

Níl aon focal go dtí nach d’úsáid siad le cur síos ar a chuid cheoil ar mhaith le soundáil smartáilte ar nós jazz le ceol traidisiúnta le kosmiche ach, le déanaí fuair siad teideal ceart ‘s cóir:

“Tony Allen ride-áil Andy Irvine san elevator” (leaid sa Bierhaus, Gaillimh 4/5/2024)

Somewhere halfway between a Showband, a céilí band and an elastic band is where you’ll find Trá Pháidín.

There is no word that they haven’t yet used to make themselves appeal more to the public like jazz with traditional music with kosmiche but, recently they were given a fair and just title:

“Tony Allen and Andy Irvine in an elevator” (Fella in the Bierhaus, Galway 4/5/2024)

Cathal Roche

Cathal Roche has been performing innovative new music in Ireland for over 2 decades. His reputation as an Irish saxophonist specialising in extended techniques is unparalleled and has led to collaborations with artists as diverse as the Vanbrugh String Quartet, Atila Csihar, Phil Minton, Ian Wilson, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Kila, Gare St. Lazarre, Irish Gamelan Orchestra and many others.  

His solo practice focuses on durational circular breathing pieces (‘Airstream Series’,(2010-present).  He occasionally augments this work to include the spatial animation of solo woodwind ensemble within a 32-speaker listening dome (Love of Moving Parts, 2022).

As a jazz artist Cathal has performed with The Dirty Jazz Club for 25 years.  The group recently toured Ireland with their 2022 album A Shorter Perspective. 

Cathal’s debut solo saxophone CD ‘Essential Tremors’ was recently released on Nyahh records. 

“Cathal Roche’s performance at the 2024 TERRAIN Festival Belfast was both mesmerising and technically brilliant..It was a standout performance in a day of exceptional music.” ~ Mick Bonner, Creative Producer at Moving on Music.

Venue Details

Address & Location

ˆ Studio,
Main Street (opposite Library),
Co. Leitrim

Getting to Manorhamilton

By Bus: Bus Eireann service 458 runs between Sligo and Manorhamilton

Dep. Sligo: 15:44
Arr. Manorhamilton: 16:15

Dep. Manorhamilton: 20:18
Arr. Sligo: 20:53

By Car: We have set up a carpool to this event for anyone not in a position to drive or not near public transport options, you can offer or seek a carpool here: