Limerick Early Music Festival comes to Belltable on March 24th – 26th.
Roots & Branches: Choral Music of the Bach Family Tree | St Mary’s Cathedral | Friday 24th March | 8pm
Roots & Branches is directed by Peter Barley and Cecilia Madden and welcomes three of Limerick’s finest vocal ensembles – Ancór, Sagittarius Hiberniensis, and St Mary’s Cathedral Choir — combine forces onstage to present several works of this admirable lineage. Book here.
Fantangled: Baroque & Contemporary Dance Music | Belltable | Saturday 25th March | 1pm
Fantangled explores the affinity between modern melody and historic dance forms in a programme that proves that dance is never far from the surface in new or early music. Book here.
Polonica: Solo Lute Music from Poland | Belltable | Saturday 25th March | 4pm
Musica Polonica – a style of music characterised by an irresistible melodic charm and a straightforward harmonic and rhythmic texture. Book here.
Toy Story: Keyboard Music from the Middle Ages & Renaissance | Belltable | Saturday 25th March | 8pm
Corina Marti explores a wealth of early European keyboard music and provides a magical glimpse into a highly virtuosic world, playing upon a metal-strung medieval clavisimbalum and an early Baroque Italian harpsichord inspired by the 17th century. Book here.
Dialogues: Creative Conversations between Old & New | Belltable | Sunday 26th March | 1pm
Limerick New Music Ensemble (formerly CoMA Limerick) presents a programme of new and existing works reflecting on early music and its relationship with the contemporary canon. Book here.
Meet the Composers | Belltable | Sunday 26th March | 2pm
Audience members are warmly invited to the Belltable foyer to meet composers Asako Hirabayashi, Fiona Linnane, Edwin McClean and members of LNME immediately following the concert DIALOGUES: Creative Conversations Between Old and New. Book here.
Gran Solo | Belltable | Sunday 26th March | 4pm
This Gran Solo recital for the 19th-century guitar presents musical works from the first half of the nineteenth century written by the most influential composers for the instrument. Book here.
Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish Harpers | Belltable | Sunday 26th March | 8pm
Ceol Ársa Cláirsí will be a very special concert of music and poetry featuring some of Ireland’s most respected musicians in Traditional Irish and Early Music styles. Book here.