Listen & Watch

Festival Exhibition


Fri 26 June – Sun 5 July 2020 ~ The Exhibition will run 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 29 June 2020

23. Violin Talk

John Cockburn – Physics of the Violin
Date 29 June 2020
Time 3:15 pm
Location Old Cinema
Admission Free
Artist John Cockburn
Wednesday 1 July 2020

42. Cello Showcase

Date 1 July 2020
Time 11:45 am
Location Old Cinema
Admission Free
Artist Johannes Moser
Friday 3 July 2020

65. Violin Talk

The Life of a Modern Violin Maker
Date 3 July 2020
Time 3:15 pm
Location Old Cinema
Admission Free
Artist David Munro
Saturday 4 July 2020

70. Violin And Bows Demonstration

Date 4 July 2020
Time 10:00 am
Location Old Cinema
Admission Free
Artist Mairéad Hickey

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