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A Festival for Lovers of Music! 4th – 6th August 2017
Festival ticket: €50 for all events or see individual event prices below
Friday 4th August – ‘Edges of Light’
Townhall Theatre, Dungarvan @ 8pm
The prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne joins forces with fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power.
Combining the play of dance with an adventurous musical spirit, the quartet conjure up a beautiful soundscape, weaving simple and complex textures of melody and rhythm inspired by the natural sounds and shimmering patterns of light that announce Ireland’s day. Their combined talent is an experience not to be missed. Mixing contemporary and traditional music with dance, this theatrical show is an exciting celebration of melody and rhythm
“Between (to oversimplify!) the pin-point accuracy of Power’s playing, the liveliness of Gilchrist’s and the immersiveness of Custy’s, the music alone is a pure pleasure. It is given a further lift by the particular interactiveness of this show, the way the musicians respond to one another … as if this tendency in them had been somewhat heightened by how fundamental it is to Dunne’s art.” Paul O`Connor
Saturday 5th August – ‘Masters of Tradition’
SGC, Dungarvan @ 8pm
This star studded concert brings together some of the brightest luminaries in traditional music. The audience will be treated to music and songs from legendary singers Maighréad (Skara Brae) and her sister, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill vocals & piano, (Skara Brae & The Bothy Band), fiddler Martin Hayes (The Gloaming), guitarist Dennis Cahill (The Gloaming) and uilleann piper David Power. It will be a concert of well-known songs and music.
“Hayes’ music conjures up feeling pure raw emotion from the heart.”
— Dirty Linen/USA
The Masters of Tradition concert in 2016 was the first time that the comfortable 270-seat theatre at SGC Dungarvan hosted a live performance – a huge success and we are delighted to welcome the Masters of Tradition back on Saturday August 5th.
Sunday 6th August – ‘The Piper & The Faerie Queen’
Malcolm Proud, harpsichordist and Swiss violist Maya Homburger founded Camerata Kilkenny. They are joined by Barry Guy bass, Claire Duff violin, Marja Gaynor viola & Aoife Nic Athlaoich cello. Together with uilleann piper David Power they will perform a varied programme of music inspired by fantastical literary works from the 17th and 18th century by composers such as Biber, Dowland, Leclair, Telemann, Handel, Purcell, Marini and O` Carolan.
Greenway Sessions! Free Event – Saturday 5th August
Come and enjoy free performances by leading international musicians along the Waterford Greenway.
These 15 minute performances will happen at designated places and times, weather permitting.
Places and times will be advertised on the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival website, Facebook and twitter closer to the event.
All tickets available here