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Irish Night

A celebration of Ireland’s rich musical heritage. This concert features traditional, classical and contemporary Irish repertoire in a programme which brings together renowned folk duo Zoë Conway and John McIntyre with resident BMF artists.

Zoë and John are recognized for their thoughtful and exciting arrangements of traditional and contemporary Irish music. On this evening they perform pieces and songs including their own compositions Dúirt Bean Liom and Ómos Sheamuis, and some traditional tunes, Farewell To Éireann and Seán Sa Cheo, highlighting those works they have arranged for fiddle, guitar and strings.

Programme to include:

Charles Stanford Allegro grazioso from Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 35

Hamilton Harty My Lagan Love

Herbert Hughes She Moved Through the Fair

Charles Stanford La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Benjamin Britten At the Mid Hour of Night

Ian Wilson “The Kipper and the Corpse” and “Vessels” from Bewitched for voice and string quartet

Traditional Bearna Mheabh
Traditional Carn Tuathail
Traditional Faoi bhon do chos
Traditional Starling


Margaret Plummer, mezzo-soprano
Rita Manning, violin
Aisling Manning, violin
Zoë Conway, violin
Carmen Flores, viola
Robert Cohen, cello
Julie-Anne Manning, cello
Chris Laurence, double bass
Deirdre Brenner, piano
John McIntyre, guitar

Earlier Event: 10 August
Family Concert: Music from Home
Later Event: 11 August
Tour: Townley Hall