40th Music Festival in Castletownshend: August

St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music, Castletownshend continues to celebrate its 40th Music Festival on each successive Thursday until Thursday August 18. These three contrasting concerts are held in the beautiful setting of  St, Barrahane’s Church. 

On August 4, 8pm, Gemma Magner, soprano, James Taylor, organ/harpsichord, Caitríona O’Mahony, baroque violin, will perform a joyful programme of 16th/17th century Italian music and Irish arrangements.

West Cork Choral singers (pictured above), was founded 30 years ago, and has the distinction of performing in Carnegie Hall, New York in 2018, as well as in a number of European countries. The choir, directed by Susan Nares, presents “A Breath of French Air” with Fauré’s “Requiem” and French songs of love, at 8pm on August 11.  

“The Famous Moynihan Family” – Diarmaid, uillinn pipes/low whistle, Donncha, guitar, Deirdre, soprano/fiddle, Kieran, classical flute, Fionnuala, piano, perform a beautiful selection of popular classical and traditional Irish music on August 18.  

These delightful concerts are not to be missed. Tickets €20; €25. for Moynihan concert; online with Eventbrite;  at the door on the night; Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen; text/call 086 2264797; more information from www.barrahanemusic.ie. 

The festival is supported by The Arts Council; Cork County Council and local sponsors.

WCP Staff

Next Post

International storytelling festival returns to its homeplace

Fri Aug 5 , 2022
The news that the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival will take place with in-person events from September 3-4, has been greeted with great excitement from both regular visitors to the island, as well as those who have visited annually for this unique festival. Additional evening events will be held online […]