May music in Drumcliffe

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Sligo Arts Service has revealed the artists and concert programme for Music in Drumcliffe 2015, which will take place from Friday, May 1 to Monday, May 4.

RETURNING: The Vogler Quartet will once more return to helm Music in Drumcliffe.
RETURNING: The Vogler Quartet will once more return to helm Music in Drumcliffe.

Festival ensemble-in-residence, the Vogler Quartet, will perform alongside renowned Tatjana Masurenko (Germany), Irish international pianist Finghin Collins, Rachel Kelly mezzo-soprano, as well as Aoife Nì Bhrìain, violin, and Dearbhla Collins, piano.

This festival will also see the renowned Trio Imàge and Deep Strings perform for the first time in Ireland as part of Music in Drumcliffe.

Repertoire will include works by Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Strauss, Schubert and Brahms.

The festival will also present a concert to commemorate the life and work of one of Ireland’s best loved classical music promoters, John Ruddock. This is a collaboration between Music in Drumcliffe Festival and Con Brio.

Since its establishment in 2000, Music in Drumcliffe has become one of Ireland’s leading international chamber music festivals, offering audiences the opportunity to experience high standards of programming through a fresh choice of artists in one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland, at the foot of Benbulben mountain and in the heart of Yeats Country.

Music lovers can look forward to yet another culture packed bank holiday weekend of inspiring music in the friendly, intimate and evocative setting of Drumcliffe.

Tickets for Music in Drumcliffe range from €10 to €25. Season tickets are €135. For credit card bookings, please contact Artscope on 01-5059582 or email info@musicindrumcliffe.ie

Bookings can be made by post, telephone or email. Tickets can also be purchased from Drumcliffe Tea House and Crafts Shop (call 071-9144956). See www.musicindrumcliffe.ie for full programme and booking details.

Music in Drumcliffe Festival 2015 is produced by Sligo Arts Service, Sligo County Council; Festival Director Caroline Wynne, Artscope; Artistic Director Tim Vogler; Festival Ensemble-in-Residence, Vogler Quartet; Funded by Sligo County Council and The Arts Council.TextBack in 2012, a search began at Music in Drumcliffe for an existing quartet or separate players wishing to form a new quartet.

25 participants of the highest standard in the country participated in auditions at the RIAM in November 2012 and the best were chosen for the mentoring programme ‘Strings Attached’.

Strings Attached offers young string quartets a unique opportunity to nurture potential and now in its third year two of those groups, the Arioso Quartet and the Mesefe Quartet, perform as part of the festival programme.

Music in Drumcliffe in association with Music Generation Sligo have also announced, as part of this year festival, a Music Education Programme for Advanced Young String Quartets and Students of Music.

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