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.