THE GALWAY Ensemble in Residence has announced that the resident quartet, Con Tempo, will perform at venues across the county in September for its first festival tour. The four day event will begin off the coast of Galway and make its way back to the heart of the city, bringing new music to new audiences along the way.
The tour will begin at Áras Éanna on Inis Oírr on Thursday September 3 before travelling to Amharclann Chois Fharraige in Inverin, Teach Ceoil in Renvyle, and the Gort Public Library. The programme for the tour is reflective of the recent ‘Lunchtime @ The Library’ series which ran in the Galway City Library throughout the winter and spring.
The final concert of the tour will take place on Sunday September 6 in St Nicholas Church in Galway city. The talented classical guitarist John Feeley will join the quartet for this finale event and together they will perform ‘The Carolan Suite for Guitar and String Quartet’, which he arranged for Con Tempo and recently recorded for Lyric FM. The works of Haydn and Mendelssohn will also feature at this performance. The ‘Boccherini Guitar Quintet’ is expected to provide a suitably rousing end to what promises to be a most enjoyable night and a momentous tour for the Galway Ensemble in Residence.
Tickets for all concerts will be available at the door. Check each venue for more information, visit www.galwayensemble.ie or phone 091586706.