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Chamber Music Festival
Masters of Tradition
The international nature of the Festival gave us the opportunity to gather together some of the cancelled Festival musicians in a selection of venues around Europe and USA. Programmes were thought up that took into account the isolation of the last three months and production companies were located to film and record the performances as lockdown regulations were relaxed over the last ten days.Read More
In retrospect it may have been tempting fate to conclude our 24th Festival with Messiaen’s extraordinary quartet that announces the End of Time. Last summer’s Bantry performance featured violinist Henning Kraggerud who never fails to astonish with his musicianship, the brilliant young cellist Laura van der Heijden mature beyond her years, the remarkable Slovenian clarinettist Mate Bekavac and a favourite Bantry pianist Alexei Grynyuk.Read More
This substitute for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival will feature a dozen specially filmed concerts featuring musicians from the cancelled Festival streaming on the Festival website from 26 June.Read More
We are delighted to now announce our schedule of online writing workshops facilitated by writers Paul McVeigh, Cynan Jones, Claire Nelson, Rachel Andrews, Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray.Read More
Hear this profound performance of Schubert’s last Sonata by Finghin Collins from his late-night concert on 30 June last year. This stupendous sonata is Schubert’s valediction, an epic work with its noble, unhurried melodies that defy time, his last miraculous song magnificently played for you by one of our own.Read More
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