Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:30pm
Goitse, pronounced “Go-witcha”, is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning ‘come here’. The popular and multi-award winning quintet was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Goitse has become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which makes each performance unique.
Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can. Together, the quintet Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.”
To purchase tickets to see Goitse live in concert at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 10, 2019.
- Advance Sales/At the Door General: $25/$30
- Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $20/$25
- Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & Under & UHH/HCC Students: $12/$17