• Gig dates at The Club, Abu Dhabi until December 2010

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    19 Sep 2010 /  Gigs, News

    gr_IMG_1399_cr.jpg  Inis Oirr have scheduled 4 gigs in The Club, Abu Dhabi from September until December 2010. Playing  acoustically (without amplification), they will recreate the special atmosphere of a typical trad music session, with the emphasis on good music, informality, fun and ‘craic’. Come early, bring your dancing shoes and join in the fun!”

    The dates are as follows:

    • Thursday 23rd September
    • Thursday 14th October
    • Thursday 11th November
    • Thursday 23rd September

    Keep an eye on The Club Website for more details about the gigs.

    Register on the ‘Upcoming Gigs’ page if and you aren’t a member of The Club and you want to come to one of these gigs.

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  • Inis Oirr’s Session at the Club – 15th April 2010

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    16 Apr 2010 /  News, Previous Gigs
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    Inis Oirr played their first ‘session’ at The Club on April 15th 2010. Their usual performance was changed to be more like a traditional session found in bars and pubs around Ireland and Scotland. Sitting in the corner of the room, and with the help of a little amplification, their music filled the bar and was well received by an appreciative audience.

    This new format to their gig will be continued for the next few gigs at The Club. They are scheduled for May 6th and June 3rd. Please join us and enjoy the music and the ‘craic’.

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  • Upcoming gigs: Inis Oirr Unplugged at The Club Abu Dhabi

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    22 Mar 2010 /  Gigs, News

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    Inis Oirr will play in The Club, Abu Dhabi on the following dates over the next 3 months:

    • 15th April
    • 6th May
    • 3rd June

    Playing  acoustically (without amplification), they will recreate the special atmosphere of a typical trad music session, with the emphasis on good music, informality, fun and ‘craic’. Come early, bring your dancing shoes and join in the fun!”

    Keep an eye on The Club Website for more details about the gigs.

    Register on the ‘Upcoming Gigs’ page if and you aren’t a member of The Club and you want to come to one of these gigs.

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  • Inis Oirr entertain guests at the opening of the Irish Embassy in Abu Dhabi

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    18 Mar 2010 /  News, Previous Gigs

    IMG_1335_cOn St Patrick’s Day, 17th March, the Irish Embassy was officially opened in Abu Dhabi. The event was hosted by H.E. Ambassador Ciaran Madden, Irish Ambassador to the UAE and was attended by H.E. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the UAE’s Minister for foreign Trade, Paul Gallagher, Ireland’s Attorney General and other distinguished ambassadors and guests.

    The event opened with a welcome from H.E. Ambassador Ciaran Madden who then invited Paul Gallagher to address the invited guests. He spoke of the close ties Ireland had with the UAE and hoped that these would be further developed with the opening of embassies in Dublin and Abu Dhabi.

    The formalities were concluded with a cake being cut by H.E. Ambassador Ciaran Madden, H.E. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi and Paul Gallagher.

    Inis Oirr then took to the stage to entertain the guests at the reception held in the Aloft hotel. The outdoor venue was filled with Inis Oirr’s toe-tapping jigs and reels, moving airs and traditional songs.

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  • Upcoming gigs for 2010

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    04 Jan 2010 /  Gigs, News
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    Inis Oirr will play in The Club, Abu Dhabi on the following dates over the next 2 months:

    • 4th February
    • 11th March

    All the gigs will be in The Club Bar at will start at 8.30pm. Keep an eye on The Club Website for more details about the gigs.

    Register on the ‘Upcoming Gigs’ page if and you aren’t a member of The Club and you want to come to one of these gigs.

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  • Inis Oirr played at the Bahrain Irish Festival 2009

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    20 Nov 2009 /  News, Previous Gigs

    newspaper_article_editedInis Oirr entertained the crowds in Bahrain on November 20th at the Gulf Gaelic Games. The tournament that was attended by mens’ and ladies’ teams from across the gulf was held that the Bahrain Rugby Football club grounds. During the day the teams played each other to establish the mens and ladies champions in various divisions. The spectators were entertained with top quality football from the talented players representing their clubs. Just after the presentations of prizes, Inis Oirr took to the stage and played a variety of tunes and songs. The audience were very appreciative and still had energy to tap their feet and clap their hands, even at the end of a long day at the event.

    Inis Oirr then made their way to the bar where a session started. Tunes and songs were played long into the night. It was a very enjoyable end to a weekend of music in Bahrain.

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  • Inis Oirr to play in Bahrain at the Irish Festival

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    13 Nov 2009 /  Gigs, News

    09_11_bahrainOn November 20th, Inis Oirr will entertain the participants at the Gulf Gaelic Games being organised by the Bahrain Irish Society. The Gulf Gaelic Games in Bahrain is an important annual event for Irish people and their friends that are based in the Arabian Peninsula. who play football and hurling in keenly contested competitions. The event is being hosted at the Bahrain Rugby Football Club where a crowd of 1500 people are expected. The band are on stage directly after the prize giving ceremony which is estimated to be around 7pm. This has the makings of a great night’s music.

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  • Next Gig – Thursday 5th November at The Club, Abu Dhabi

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    28 Oct 2009 /  Gigs, News

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    Inis Oirr will play in The Bar at The Club, Abu Dhabi on Thursday 5th November, starting at 8.30pm. The venue has been re-organised and it should provide a much better listening experience. Looking forward to a great evening of music and song.

    Note: Due to Club regulations, non-members need to book their place individually by filling in the form here.

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  • Last Thursday’s Gig at The Club

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    17 Oct 2009 /  News, Previous Gigs

    On Thursday 15th October, Inis Oirr played their first gig since the summer holidays in a newly organised bar at The Club, Abu Dhabi. The stage was moved to the end of the room opposite the bar which made the whole atmosphere different. A number of people commented on how much clearer the sound was.

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    A large crowd enjoyed the many tunes and songs. Mick sang ‘The Devil and the Widow” for the first time. It got a great reception from the people who were listening carefully to the words! Fiodhna, Marianne and Ged all played solos during the gig. Fiodhna played The Foggy Dew on the low whistle, Marianne played a Scottish selection on the fiddle and Ged played a selection of jigs on the banjo. This added a new dimension to Inis Oirr’s repertoire.

    A big thanks to Steve and all in the club for making such improvements to the venue. Looking forward to the next gig on the 5th November.

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  • Next Gig – Thursday 15th October at The Club, Abu Dhabi

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    11 Oct 2009 /  Gigs, News

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    Inis Oirr will play their first gig since the summer in The Club, Abu Dhabi on Thursday 15th October, starting at 8.30pm. The venue has been re-organised and it should provide a much better listening experience. Looking forward to a great evening of music and song.

    Note: Due to Club regulations, non-members need to book their place individually by filling in the form here.

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