The Shandrum Céilí Band

The three-in-a-row All Ireland winning Shandrum Céilí Band are honoured to be performing for this year's St. Patrick’s Festival against the beautiful backdrop of Doneraile estate.

Doneraile Court is the stunning centrepiece of one of Ireland’s most beautiful estates. Located on the banks of the Awbeg River, the house was built in the 1700s by the St. Leger family. The Shandrum are no strangers to Doneraile Court, having used the exterior of this beautiful landmark as the cover photo for their 2017 album “The Boss Murphy Legacy, Irish Traditional Music from North Cork”.

The Shandrum Céilí Band who are well renowned in Irish Traditional Music circles for their rhythmic, lively and precise musical style are delighted to be joined by Sean-Nós dancer Cian Broderick from Rockchapel, Co.Cork. Cian has performed with the band on numerous occasions and can also boast a number of All Ireland medals to his credit.

This recording is an exciting opportunity for the Shandrum Céilí Band to once again perform tunes from their own locality for the enjoyment of people across Ireland and beyond. Cal Callaghan of On Track Films has very generously agreed to capture the atmosphere of the Shandrum bands performance in Doneraile Court. With Cal’s expertise behind the camera, coupled with the Shandrum Céilí band providing pulsing music for Cian Broderick’s steps, this performance will no doubt be one of the highlights of the St. Patrick’s Festival 2021.

It's a bumper year for Trad at St. Patrick's Festival 2021.

From emerging bands, to céilí groups and dancers, industry innovators and their established contemporaries, this year sees over 300 artists & filmmakers premier newly filmed performances, covering the breadth of Ireland and the scope of its talents.

A celebration of our most treasured performers, this programme commemorates the rich history of traditional music while looking forward to the future and recognising some of the industry's most innovative artists. SPF TV audiences are invited to join the party, from intimate sessions to foot stomping céilí bands, this is an opportunity to delve deep into Ireland's wealth of traditional music.

Artists: The Shandrum Céilí Band
Film Maker: Cal O'Callaghan
Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival