by / October 19th, 2010 /

Terry Riley, Talvin Singh, George Brooks, California Kirana – An Tain Theatre, Dundalk

Louth Contemporary Music Society Celebrate Terry Riley’s 75th Birthday with
Terry Riley, Talvin Singh, George Brooks
California Kirana – The West Coast Legacy of Pran Nath
An Tain Theatre Dundalk
29 Oct 2010 @8pm.

Louth Contemporary Music Society, is honoured to present the world famous Terry Riley as he celebrates his 75 birthday to perform Indian ragas with arrangements on the saxophone played by the ever progressive saxophonist George Brooks and Mercury Music awarded tabla player Talvin Singh. Terry Riley who was listed in the London Sunday Times as “one of the 1000 makers of the 20th Century” is one of the founder fathers of minimalism in music. Terry Riley was invited by Louth Contemporary Music Society for his first visit to Ireland in May 2007.

This show is not only to celebrate Terry Riley’s birthday and welcome return to Ireland but also to see how Indian Classical music so easily flows into Jazz and minimalism, as well as seeing the young maestro and experimentalist of tabla, Talvin Singh, to perform in a traditional context.
Terry Riley, Talvin Singh and George Brooks will perform traditional ragas arranged for piano, voice, saxophone and tablas, focusing on some of Pran Nath’s favorite ragas from the Kirana tradition such as Darbari, Bageshri, Malkauns, Yemen and Bhimpolasi.

In addition they will perform works from the Riley-Brooks duo repertoire including movements from “Salome Dances for Peace“ and “Ebony Horns“. Each artist will also perform a solo work.

California Kirana – The West Coast Legacy of Pran Nath is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) in association with Create Louth. California Kirana – The West Coast Legacy of Pran Nath is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and financially supported by Dundalk Town Council and Louth County Council. RTE lyric fm are the media sponsor.

Tickets for the performance priced €25 are available from

Phone 0818 205 205(Ireland)
0870 850 2896 (UK)
Or from An Tain Box office : Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth