Irish spirit lives in Goitse

Goitse will perform at the Sid Williams Theatre March 15 as part of the Blue Circle Series.

Goitse will perform at the Sid Williams Theatre March 15 as part of the Blue Circle Series.

The Sid Williams Theatre Society presents a concert by Goitse, part of the theatre society’s Blue Circle Series, on Wednesday, March 15.

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early with this lively concert.

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet has graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest.

They have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music, having won feverish critical plaudits for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album Transformed.

Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with well-known traditional tunes, which makes each set entertaining and unique.

The gripping rhythm section sets a breathtaking pace for the music while through the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney, audiences are drawn into the music in a way very few performers can achieve.

Goitse is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning ‘come here’.

Pronounced very quickly it comes out sounding like “goy-cha”.

The Irish Times says “[They play] with the wisdom of musicians with many more road miles beneath their belt,” and the Irish Post calls them “simply terrific.”

Tickets for this Blue Circle Series performance are $33 for members, $38 for general public, or $28 for students and groups of 10 or more.

Members can add this show to a SID TIX pack for just $28. Purchase in person at the Ticket Centre Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone at 250-338-2430, or at sidwilliamstheatre.com.

 

Comox Valley Record