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The husband and wife duo, also known as Draíocht, are veterans of the traditional Irish music scene and have substantial musical credentials. They have already achieved great things individually, including major awards and two acclaimed recordings.

They have toured extensively as Draíocht, having performed throughout the States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Together as Draíocht, Michael Rooney and June McCormack have recorded two CDs: ‘Draíocht’ and ‘Land’s End’. They are currently recording their third studio album.

June Mc Cormack comes from Ballintogher, Co Sligo and was recipient of the TG4 Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award in 1998. A primary school teacher by profession, June has published two Irish flute tutorials 'Fliuit', 'Fliuit 2' and most recently, ‘The Book of Sligo Tunes’.

Michael Rooney is a prolific composer and is widely regarded as one of the foremost players of the traditional Irish harp. Michael was announced as the TG4 Composer of the Year 2017.

Originally from Scotstown, Co. Monaghan and now resident in Sligo, Michael’s output as a composer is impressive and includes four publications of recent suites, as well as thirteen major suites for harp and ensemble or orchestra. Among the highlights of his recent orchestral and ensemble compositions are ‘Constance’ (Nov 2019), The Famine Suite (2019), The De Cuellar Suite (2011), The Reconciliation Suite (2015) and The Macalla Suite (2016).

Michael & June have toured the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand several times & have performed at international festivals including The Catskills Irish Arts Week, Boxwood Nova Scotia and Goderich Celtic Roots Folk Festival.

‘Exquisite taste, exemplary tempo, sensitivity within sinew, and soulful originality, Land’s End represents an irresistible calling card for Michael Rooney and June McCormack as the best traditional harp-flute duo in Ireland today’.
(The Irish Echo New York)

 

Is dísreach pósta iad Michael agus June Draíocht a thugtar orthu in amanna. Is seanmhadraí críonna iad ó thaobh ceoil thraidisiúnta agus tá lear mór éachtaí bainte amach acu. Tá gaiscí iontacha bainte amach acu ar bhonn indibhidiúil fosta, duaiseanna móra agus dhá albam chailiúla san áireamh.

Tá moll mór camchuairteanna déanta acu mar “Draíocht” sna Stáit Aontaithe, an Astrail agus an Nua Shéalainn. Leis an ghrúpa draoícht tá dhá cheirnín acu:”Draíocht” agus “Lands End”. Fá láthair tá siad ag taifeadadh a dtríú halbam.

Togadh June McCormack i mBaile an Tochair,Contae.Shligigh agus Bhuaigh sí TG4 ceoltóir óg na bliana i 1998. Is múinteoir bunscoile í, Tá dhá leabhar teagaisc fóilsithe aici Fliuit agus Fliuit 2 agus le déanaí “The Book of Sligo Tunes”.

Is cumadóir cumasach é Michael Rooney agus breathnaítear ar mar cheann de na Cruitirí is fearr sa tír. Bhronnadh gradam cumadóir na bliana air i 2017.

Ón Bhoth Contae Mhuineacháin é Michael Rooney ó dhúchas ach tá sé anois ag cur faoi i Sligeach.Tá tairgeacht mhór aige mar chumadóir le ceithre fhoilseachán de shraitheanna ceolfhoirneach in éineacht le trí mhórshraith déag don chruit agus ceolfhoireannacha. Is iad Constance 2019, The Famine Suite 2019, The De Cuellar Suite 2011, The Reconciliation Suite 2015 agus the Macalla Suite 2016 na buaicphointí dá chumadóireacht cheolfhoireann ba dhéanaí.

Tá camchuairteanna déanta ag Michael agus June sna Stáit Aontaithe, Ceanada, an Astráil agus an Nua Shealainn. Tá Féiltí idirnáisiúnta déanta acu The Catskills Irish Arts Week, Boxwood Nova Scotia agus the Goderich Roots Folk Festival san áireamh.

Tagairt:
'Exquisite taste, exemplary tempo, sensitivity within sinew, and soulful originality, Land’s End represents an irresistible calling card for Michael Rooney and June McCormack as the best traditional harp-flute duo in Ireland today’.
(The Irish Echo New York)