St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music, Castletownshend celebrates its 40th festival with a first concert on Thursday, July 14 and continuing on each successive Thursday until August 18. The concerts are held in the beautiful setting of St, Barrahane’s Church. The church, well-known for its’ Harry Clarke stained-glass windows, boasts exceptional acoustics which makes it a very special musical venue.
On July 14, 8pm Dušica Mladenović, violin and Ian Wilson, piano, perform works by Schubert, Pӓrt, Wilson, Satie/Wilson.
July 21, 8pm welcomes the return of Jerry Creedon, classical guitar, who performed 40 years ago at the first festival, along with Éilís O’Sullivan, flute and Hugh McCarthy, cello to perform music from the cool jazz of Thelonious Monk to the tango sensations of Astor Piazzolla.
‘A celebration of Schubert songs’ with Sharon Carty, mezzo soprano and Jonathan Ware, piano is on July 28 at 8pm.
Full details of the August concerts will appear in next month’s West Cork People.
These delightful concerts are not to be missed. Tickets for all concerts are €20, buy online at www.barrahanemusic.ie, at the door on the night or at Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen; alternatively text/call 086 2264797.
The festival is supported by The Arts Council; Cork County Council and local sponsors.