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STEEPED IN the culture of his native Middle East, Israeli lutenist Ziv Braha is also a man very much at home with English Renaissance music. He is about to make his Galway debut, playing the Galway Early Music Festival this weekend, but his journey to classical and early music began in a most unexpected way.
THE SAXOPHONE is an instrument indelibly associated with jazz, a musical form created by African-Americans in the early 20th century, so what is a saxophone doing at a concert at the Galway Early Music Festival?
YOUNG MUSICIANS and singers from the Athenry Music School Horizon Orchestra, the St Nicholas Choristers, Maoincheoil na Gaillimhe’s Adult String Orchestra, and Galway Early Music’s Red Earl’s Musicke join forces for the Galway Early Music Festival.
"A MEDIAEVAL band cutting loose in the village square on a festival day" is how The Boston Globe described Italian ensemble Ensemble Micrologus, who will be "cutting loose" in Galway this month.
The Galway Early Music Festival, May 12-15 puts women to the fore in an imaginative programme for 2016, highlighting women as musicians, composers, patrons of medieval, renaissance and baroque music.
THE GALWAY Early Music Festival, taking place this weekend, with its theme of 'Play, Lady, Play, is all about women and nowhere are women more to the fore than in Trobar et Joglar, a programme of 12th century French troubadour songs.
WHEN GEORGE Frideric Handel was writing and casting his play Radamisto in 1720, he intended the title role to be performed by Francesco Bernardi, the singer better known as Senesino. However, when Senesino became unavailable, Handel gave that male role to Margherita Durastanti instead.