Listen & Watch


Fri 28 June – Sun 7 July 2019 ~ The Exhibition ran throughout the Festival

The Old Cinema, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland


An international exhibition of fine contemporary violin and bow making runs throughout the festival and displays instruments and bows from some of the leading makers in the field. The exhibition is comprised of both baroque and modern violin, viola, cello and double bass and baroque, transitional and modern bows for the quartet.

The makers will be present, some will be working at their benches and all will be available to meet and to discuss their work. All of the instruments and bows in the exhibition are available for trial and most are available for sale. An instrument and bow maintenance and repair service will also be available throughout the festival.

Violin Talks

Violin Talks are held alongside the exhibition in The Old Cinema, Bantry. All talks are free.

Monday 1 July 2019

26. Violin Talk

Violin making in Seventeenth Century Europe
Date 1 July 2019
Time 3:15 pm
Location Old Cinema
Admission Free
Artist Jan Strick
Saturday 6 July 2019

72. Violin Talk

Sound Trial
Date 6 July 2019
Time 3:15 pm
Location Old Cinema
Admission Free

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