Animating the Courtyard will be the Expo Players, our house ensemble, performing Irish music through every day of Expo. The Expo players are drawn from a deep well of young Irish musical talent. They will introduce audiences to Irish music, its history, instruments and stories.
They will also create their own interpretations of songs from the Irish songbook, in engaging performances that will reveal the background to and history of the songs. With musicians rotating monthly, the Expo Players will reflect a young, talented Ireland and offer audiences an authentic insight into qualities of creativity and virtuosity that are flourishing in Irish music.
Developed and produced in partnership with the National Concert Hall, the Expo Players will reinterpret and perform tracks from the Irish Songbook.