Radio Centro Musica

Elena has been invited to appear on Radio Centro Musica, on the programme Irish Coffee, which focuses on Celtic music, culture and entertainment, and fuses music and traditions from Sardinia, Galicia, Scotland, Ireland and Britany.

Elena has an extraordinary folk music background, with knowledge ranging from Sardinia, where she was born, to the Shetland Islands. The position of these Islands off the northern cost of Scotland has given this remote archipelago a culture which is much closer to the Viking tradition rather than the Scottish one. Before going to live in Shetland, Elena studied and researched Scottish and Gaelic traditions in Glasgow and Pitlochry.

A show not to be missed!

Radio Centro Musica: http://www.radiocentromusica.it/

TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/RADIO-CENTRO-MUSICA-s225742/

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Salotto radiofonico di musica e cultura Celtica, ed intrattenimento.

Sardegna, Galizia, Bretagna, Irlanda e Scozia unite in un connubio di note musicali e tradizioni.

PIETRO, SIMONETTA e PAOLO hanno il grande piacere di ospitare nel loro salotto un’Artista d’Eccezione:

ELENA PIRAS
Di origine Sarda, Elena ha uno straordinario background musicale folk partito dalla sua terra, la Sardegna, e giunto fino al remoto arcipelago delle Shetland nell’alta Scozia.
La loro posizione strategica sulle rotte del Nord ha conferito alle Shetland una particolare atmosfera da avamposto di frontiera e una cultura più vichinga che Scozzese.
Elena, prima di andare a vivere nelle Shetland, ha studiato e approfondito il sua conoscenza ed interpretazione della musica popolare gaelica a Glasgow e a Pitlochry.

Un appuntamento da non perdere.

IRISH COFFEE IN DIRETTA

Il programma verrà trasmesso con intonazione a 432HZ.

Conducono:
PIETRO MALAGUTI e SIMONETTA ECCHIA – Baia di Teelin,Irlanda;

PAOLO SIROCCHI da Fertilia – Golfo di Alghero, Sardegna;

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Livestream: http://www.radiocentromusica.it/rcmbiosphereradio.html
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TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/RADIO-CENTRO-MUSICA-s225742/

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Interview with Elena in Roundup

roundup

There is an interview with Elena in Wales Council of the Blind’s newsletter Roundup (Winter 2015 edition), in which she talks about her musical journey from Sardinia to the UK.

Fundraising Concert for Mòd nan Eilean Siar 2016

Mòd Nan Eilean Siar 2016

On Saturday 30th January Elena performed at the Woodlands Centre in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

The concert was to raise funds for the Mòd nan Eilean Siar 2016.

Don’t Stand By: Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Don't Stand By : Holocaust Memorial Day Event Poster

Elena performed at a Holocaust Memorial Day Event at An Lanntair Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis on Wednesday 27 January 27 2016.

This event was organised by the Western Isles Diversity and Equality Steering Group, and was an evening of challenging and diverse live music and experiences which took the audience on a journey from darkness to light.

LivItaly Sardinia at Twilight

An Interview with Elena Piras, World Music Journalist Andy Morgan and Gigliola Sulis, Associate Professor of Italian and Director of Italian and Classics at the University Of Leeds

Opera North Twilight Season Concert Leeds 1 May 2015

New videos

Some new videos of Elena singing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Kinross-shire Music are now available on YouTube.

Will Ye No Come Back – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Ae Fond Kiss – Kinross

No Potto Reposare – Kinross

Puirt-à-beul – Kinross

Song For Ireland – Kinross

A Phiùthrag ‘s a phiùthar – Kinross

Success at the Royal National Mòd 2012

This week Elena won third prize at the Royal National Mòd in the ladies Silver Pendant competition. The Mòd is one of the biggest and most well known celebrations of Gaelic culture in the world.