Listen & Watch

Mairéad Hickey and Bruno Philippe

  Monday 4 January 2021

Free Online

Mairéad Hickey and Bruno Philippe at the Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris

Dates 29 December to 28 January 2021
Duration 30 days
Location Online / Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris
Admission Free

In a special Christmas concert for West Cork Music’s audiences, Mairéad Hickey [violin] and Bruno Philippe [cello] recently performed a programme of works by Zoltán Kodály, Maurice Ravel and Finola Merivale at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. A Christmas gift to our audience, this concert is free to view.

Finola Merivale’s The silent sweep as you stand still was commissioned by the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and will get its live premiere in Bantry next summer. Finola was Composer in Residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais.

This performance is now available on our Vimeo channel until Thursday 28th January 2021.

Concert Notes

Finola Merivale – The silent sweep as you stand still

I have composed a lot during the pandemic, but this is the first piece I’ve written in 2020 that contemplates the lockdown and the virus. The title refers literally to how it is still sweeping across the world, even though, for the most part, we’re barely moving around or travelling. It also refers to the anxiety that so many are feeling during the lockdown.
Finola Merivale
Commissioned by West Cork Music October 2020

Zoltán Kodály – Duo for violin and cello Op.7

Maurice Ravel – Sonata for violin and cello

Our sponsors

Arts Council Music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
RTÉ lyric fm
Embassy of Hungary, Dublin
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Irish Examiner
The Maritime Hotel
O'Keeffe's Supervalu
TJ O'Connor
University College Cork
The Ireland Funds
National String Quartet Foundation
EFFE Label
The Brick Oven
ROWA Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cork Airport
Seaview House Hotel