10 Nov. 2017, 8pm

Francesco Turrisi and Róisín Elsafty: with special guest Emer Mayock

This performance is postponed until the New Year due to unforeseen circumstances.


The Model is delighted to present the third concert in our new music series Undercurrents; Divergent Paths in Contemporary Folk, curated by Emer Mayock. This performance brings Italian born, Dublin based jazz pianist and explorer of new sonic realms, Francesco Turrisi together with traditional Irish/Egyptian singer Róisín Elsafty for a very special performance.

For this collaboration Turrisi and Elsaftly reimagine the ancient melodies of Sean-nós in bold new settings with Arabic influences (inspired by Elsaftly’s half-Egyptian heritage) and the almost electronic soundscapes created by Turrisi’s experimental instrumental techniques.

Undercurrents runs throughout autumn and winter 2017.

“Whether he is providing rhythmic propulsion, introspective stirring flights, or meandering sleepy lines, one leaves knowing his playing and his musical charisma carries weight and originality.” – Totally Dublin

“She renders sean-nós’s impenetrable qualities gloriously transparent with her delicate ornamentations, which betray the subtlest of Arabic influences” – The Irish Times