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Galway Early Music Festival’s feast of song and dance

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IT IS that time of year again when one can ‘caper nimbly to the lascivious pleasing of a lute’, to paraphrase Shakespeare, as Galway Early Music Festival brings us a feast of medieval melody over the coming weekend May 24 to 26.

Sackbuts, shawms, and curtails - The York Waits are back

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THEY WILL be on the street, they will be in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and at a dance workshop. They are The York Waits, the English Renaissance music group, and they are coming to the Galway Early Music Festival.

Sharon Carty's Suitcase Arias

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TOURING MUSICIANS and singers are nothing new. There were the bards and wandering minstrels of mediaeval times, while in Ancient Greece, Homer and Sappho were the singer-songwriters of their day, performing across the Greek islands.

Galway Early Music Festival dance workshops

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IF YOU like to dance, and are keen to try something a little different, why not have a go at the some 17th century 'Playford' dances - the ancestors of our céilí and set dances?

'Songs are a wonderful way to deliver intimate emotions'

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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 and a mediaeval lover's journey

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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?

Make Haste To The Wedding

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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.

Cut loose with Italy's Ensemble Micrologus

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"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.

Play, lady, play – the Galway Early Music festival is all about women

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.

Mediaeval love songs en Français

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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.

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