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A first Galway festival that celebrates the beauty of the cello starts today online.
A uniquely Galwegian instrument will see its concert debut at the opening of Music for Galway’s reimagined CELLISSIMO festival, a new cello festival for the west of Ireland, in a special performance at 7:30pm on March 25th, when Headford musician Naomi Berrill plays a piece specially composed for the Galway Cello by Bill Whelan.
“THE CELLO can be bass, soprano or alto. Its endpin strikes the ground and it seems as if its power and deep sound are coming up from the earth. When played it lies between the musicians legs and they have to embrace it. It’s a very physical thing, it almost becomes part of their body.”
THE SOUND of the cello, a pleasure for the ear and appealing to the heart as the instrument many believe is closest in sound to the human voice, will be at the centre of a new festival for Galway.
MUSIC FOR Galway has announced its ambitious and expansive 39th Season, unfurling its music programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, and its Bookends autumn concert series.
The 2019 programme for the 42nd Clifden Arts Festival (September 18 to 29 ) has been launched with a strong line-up of national talent.
GALWAY CATHEDRAL will be the venue for the very first performance in this city of Inishlacken, a work by Riverdance composer Bill Whelan. It will be performed by Galway's new orchestra, Luminosa.
MONDAY APRIL 15 will be a red letter day for Galway’s classical music aficionados as it sees the debut of the city’s new orchestra, Luminosa, at Galway Cathedral. The debut concert programme, Maestra, will feature works by female composers ranging from the 12th century Hildegard of Bingen to Galway’s own Jane O’Leary.
ASLAN, MÁIRTÍN O’Connor, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, the poet Paul Durcan, award winning comedian Danny O’Brien, and Irish artist Brian Maguire are all performing at the Clifden Arts Festival, which this year, will explore the theme of 'Home'.
THIS YEAR'S line-up at the Heineken Big Top is the biggest in the festival’s 41-year history, with 10 acts taking to the stage over 14 days - one of which is the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for the Festival Proms concert on Saturday July 28.