Video of Eddi’s wonderful rendition of “Perfect” can be viewed here
Newsflash: Scottish folk singer Eddi Reader (ex-Fairground Attraction) has now been added to the programme for this commemorative concert. Eddi’s great uncle Seamus Reader was heavily involved with the Irish Volunteers and smuggled weapons to Ireland before the Rising and was later the leader of the Irish Republican Brotherhood Brigade in Scotland during the War of Independence. He was unable to get to Dublin for the Rising as he had been arrested in Glasgow while on a smuggling mission.
This concert will feature a number of acts including
Noel O Grady who will present a mixed medley of song and stories;
Ciara Ní Ghreacháin, young Sean Nós singer;
Oisín Morgan, fiddler from Leitrim;
The Carty Sisters from Wexford, featuring some of their own newly composed music for 1916.