The annual summer classical music festival in Bofeenaun church is back for its eighth successive year. On Saturday July 14 and Monday July 16, a group of outstanding classical musicians will again be filling this beautiful church, set against the dramatic backdrop of Nephin Mountain, with a blend of familiar and less familiar pieces, introduced, as always, with their trademark humour and insight. Once again, there is huge demand for tickets, so order yours early!
The performers this year will be led by Iain King (violin ), originally from Scotland and now living near Ballina. Iain has played with the Philharmonic Orchestra (first violin ) and the English Chamber Orchestra (assistant leader ) and has worked on over 600 recordings. Caroline Clemmow (piano ), an outstanding soloist and chamber musician with a wide-ranging repertoire, has toured the former Soviet Union and has been particularly involved in resurrecting unjustly forgotten works. Su-a Lee (cello ), originally from Korea, trained at the Juilliard and founded the Mr McFall’s Chamber group. Her musical interests range far and wide and she might be persuaded to play the saw!
The two concerts will be held on Saturday July 14 and Monday July 16, at 8pm both nights, and there will be a cheese and wine reception during the interval. Tickets, which cost €20, are on sale from Bofeenaun Post Office (096 51006 ). Book early to avoid disappointment. For further information visit www.mayosummerclassics.com