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Despite the devastating impact of last week's floods, the 43rd Clifden Arts Festival will go ahead, with a spirit of resilience and sense of community ensuring the continuation of Ireland’s longest running community arts festival.
DESCRIBED BY the great Irish classical pianist Finghin Collins as "one of the great duos of our time", French pianist Cédric Tiberghien and Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova play Galway this weekend.
ARE MUSIC and literature separate art forms? Iron Maiden have drawn inspiration from Tennyson, Coleridge, and Robert Burns for their songs; Leonard Cohen was a poet as well as a songwriter, and novelist Polly Samson has written lyrics for David Gilmour and Pink Floyd.
MICHAEL MCHALE, the Irish classical pianist, who playing has been described as "delicately graded and infallibly clear" by The Irish Times and filled with "lucidity and elegance" by The Daily Telegraph, will play two shows in County Galway.
HE HAS been called "the very finest of pianists” by The Guardian, while the Royal Philharmonic Society has praised “the unique magic of his sound combined with a profound musical intelligence”.
"PHILIPE CASSARD'S piano sound is rich in shades and colours, he has a light but firm touch and it seems his artistic personality is devoid of all extremes…the piano was virtually singing under his hands.”