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, Germany, Spain, Poland, Estonia and most recently Iceland.
Here you can see a video of the choir singing in a hot spring in a place called Flúðir which is a small village east of Reykjavik, Iceland.
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 touring, 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.
As part of our 35th anniversary celebrations, we are planning a short concert tour of Northern Italy giving performances in Bergamo, Iseo and Verona.
In August 2015 we travelled to Iceland, visiting the wonderful Golden Circle with concerts in Skáholt Cathedral and in Reykjavik.
In June 2012 we travelled to Inishbofin and to Clare Island, the home of the legendary Pirate Queen Granuaile or Grace O'Malley in English as part of our 30th anniversary.
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 in Cordoba 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
Wieliczka Salt Mine.
2007 Cois Cladaigh toured Estonia where we started out in the university city of Tartu, visited Setomaa. There we were privileged 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.
In 2006 we toured Catalonia and Basque Country and took part in festivals in L'Orient and La Rochelle.
In 2004 we visited Tuscany and its beautiful mountain side
with concerts in St. Gimigniano, Cortona, Siena and Florence.