Caoimhín Ó Dochartaigh was one of Derry’s best-loved musicians and a dedicated supporter of young musicians. This event focuses on promoting emerging and local talent within the folk and traditional music genres. The finalists of our best new trad talent competition perform in the first part of the concert, competing for a place on the bill at one of the festival’s headline concerts.

After the interval, Ímar takes to the stage, a band whose members include the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner, and share between them nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles.

With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes, Glasgow’s hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation. Their touring credits include the opening set at the Cambridge Folk Festival and headlining a stage at Belgium’s Dranouter Festival.

Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle).

Ba mhór an cion a bhí ag muintir Dhoire ar Chaoimhín Ó Dochartaigh agus thacaigh sé go mór le ceoltóirí óga. Díríonn an imeacht seo ar thallann áitiúil atá a chur chun cinn i seánraí an cheoil traidisiúnta agus tíre. Seinnfidh na grúpaí a bhain an babhta ceannais amach don tallann nua traidisiúnta is fearr sa chéad chuid den cheolchoirm, agus beidh siad san iomaíocht le háit a fháil ar an chlár ag ceann de mhórcheolchoirmeacha na féile.
I ndiaidh an tsosa, tiocfaidh Ímar amach ar an ardán, agus sa ghrúpa seo tá baill ann a bhfuil 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year agus BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award bainte acu agus eatarthu tá Craobh na hÉireann bainte acu faoi naoi agus Craobh na Breataine faoi ocht.
Ina measc tá baill de Mànran, RURA, Talisk agus Barrule, agus go leor duaiseanna den chaighdeán is airde bainte acu, agus is léir go bhfuil corraíl cruthaithe ag an ghrúpa seo de chúigear, Ímar, le bliain anuas ónar bunaíodh é. I measc na gcamchuairteanna atá déanta acu, d’oscail siad The Cambridge Folk Festival agus bhí siad mar phríomhaíonna ag Féile Dranouter na Beilge.
Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (basúcaíi), Mohsen Amini (consairtín), Ryan Murphy (píobaí uilleann) agus Tomás Callister (fidil).