Thursday, 26 April 2012

Early line-up revealed - Galway Early Music Festival

The spire of St. Nicholas' church, in late Dec...The spire of St. Nicholas' church, in late December. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Nicholas Carolan, Director of the Traditional Music Archive in Dublin and presenter of RTE’s archival music series 'Come West Along the Road', and TG4’s 'Siar an Bóthar' has revealed details of the 2012 Galway Early Music Festival, which runs from the 17 to 20 May.
Galway's Early Music festival will take you on a musical journey to explore what happens when popular culture and high art meet and mingle.
This year’s festival welcomes a range of high calibre, international performances. It opens on Thursday 17 May in St Nicholas’ Church at 8pm with an impressive performance by the world-renowned and highly acclaimed Cois Cladaigh Chamber Choir.
Other highlights include Les Musicians de Saint Julien and Francois Lazarevitch, as they perform Le Berger Poet /The Shepherd Poet at St Nicholas Collegiate Church at 8.30pm. This concert will feature a selection of French pastoral music of the eighteenth century and intimate pieces for flute, musette and hurdy-gurdy, resulting in music full of instrumental colour and in musical character.
Get ready for a foot-tapping weekend of simple melody, complex harmony and rhythmic dancing in the liveliest medieval town in Europe!
For a full programme of events and ticket prices, visit www.galwayearlymusic.com or check them out on Facebook and Twitter by searching for Galway Early Music Festival.

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