As part of our 30th anniversary we travelled to Inishbofin in June 2012 and to Clare Island, the home of the legendary Pirate Queen Granuaile or Grace O'Malley in English. In both places we were given great welcomes and sang to wonderful audiences.
In March 2012 we visited Paris singing at the Irish Embassy and other beautiful venues.
Our 2011 concert tour of Andalucía was
very successful with well attended performances in Case de Pilatos
and the church of San Andras in Seville and in Circulo de Amistad,
We also gave a flash performance in the Mezquita which was a really
great moment for us.
We toured Poland in October 2009. We started out
in Gliwice and finished up in Krakow. En route we visited the
2007 Cois Cladaigh toured Estonia, where we started out in the university city of Tartu, visited Setomaa where we were priviledge to hear a group of women perform traditional singing and met with a local group who generously hosted us. We then travelled to Talinn and on the way were given a special performance by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask in his planetarium. In Talinn we performed and enjoyed the hospitality of the EPCC who had visited Ireland previously.
We were greatly honoured to have Arvo Pärt at our concert.
Since its foundation, Cois Cladaigh has traveled
widely throughout Ireland and further abroad to mainland Europe
and the United States. Countries visited in Europe include France,
Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Holland, Czech Republic, and Germany.
In 2003 the choir travelled to participate in a
Festival in Ath, Belgium.
We visited Tuscany and its beautiful mountain side
in 2004 and gave concerts in St. Gimigniano, Cortona, Siena and Florence.
We've had from a very enjoyable tour to Catalonia
and Basque Country and took part in a festival in L'Orient.
The choir's foreign tours have always been a great
success due to the blend of both European and Irish choral works
with traditional Irish song and dance, as indeed Cois Cladaigh
has some excellent musicians and dancers within its ranks.
In addition to this, the choir often plays host
to National and International choirs that pass through Galway
City on tour, like the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in
2007 and Chanticleer who visited in 2009.