TRADITIONAL
MUSIC IN A
MODERN SCHOOL

For more than a dozen years, East Rochester High School's Róisín Dubh has used traditional music, traditional instruction, and student creativity to create an experience that is like no other for musician and audience.

INSTRUCTION The tradition is in everything we do

Students learn to play "trad" in authentic styles and are taught through traditional techniques.

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PERFORMANCESeasoned performers in concert

A few tunes or hours, with playlists of energized dance tunes, beautiful love songs, and boisterous sing-alongs.

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RECORDINGS3 albums available on CD or online

Color Blind, our debut; The Devils of Dublin, featuring 14 guest musicians; and Live at 171 Cedar, our best so far.

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MEDIA Llive audio and video

A decade of videos, live recordings and more.

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RÓISÍN DUBH

Róisín Dubh (“Ro-sheen dove”; The Black Rose)  is a unique program that performs the traditional music of Ireland in authentic traditional and contemporary styles. Since 2001, Róisín Dubh has performed nearly 300 times, released three albums, hosted numerous workshops by All-Ireland Champion musicians, and shared the stage with some of the top Irish musicians from our region and the world. Róisín Dubh was one of only four student ensembles from the U.S. invited to perform at the National Music Student Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City.

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Hire Róisín Dubh!

We are available for both public and prvate events. Contact director Mark Gowman for more information.

RECENT POSTS

Roisin Dubh at the Rochester Fringe Festival!We have been invited to perform at Eastman's Kilbourn Hall Saturday, September 21, as part of the 2nd Rochester Fringe Festival!

New York State School Boards Association!Róisín Dubh was selected from school groups across New York State to perform at the NYSSBA convention in October 2013!