Sligo Live and the Hawk’s Well Theatre are co-producers on an innovative new show ‘When Peace Comes Dropping Slow’ which will be performed tomorrow, Friday, October 23 at 8pm.
This unique event encompasses a piece specially composed for W.B. Yeats 150th Centenary and a performance of ‘Reconciliation Suite’ written for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Tickets for this special event at the Hawk’s Well are priced at €18 (€9 for U18s) and are on sale now.
Sligo is the spiritual home of poet, W.B. Yeats, and in conjunction with Yeats 2015, the National and International celebration of the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth, Sligo Live 2015 has a Yeatsian theme running through the programme.
The centrepiece of this is a concert ‘When Peace Comes Dropping Slow’. Sligo Live has commissioned a new piece of music from renowned composer, Michael Rooney, reflecting on W.B. Yeats’ work and particularly its relevance to 1916.
It will be premiered by a spirited group of 20 of the region’s top young classical and traditional musicians, led by Sligo Academy of Music director, Niamh Crowley and fellow Sligo resident, Rooney.
The Principals and the orchestra will also give the first public live performance of the three delightfully poignant pieces “Reconciliation Suite” which Michael wrote and played for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall during their historic visit to Sligo in support of the peace process.
This unique event will also feature the orchestra performing some of Michael’s compositions from Battle of the Books and The De Cuellar Suite and to begin the evening Michael and his partner in Draiocht, wife June McCormack, will treat the audience to the exquisite intermingling of harp and flute which first brought them to worldwide attention.
Tickets are available from www.sligolive.ie and www.Ticketmaster.ie, all Ticketmaster outlets and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (071-9161518).