15th – 18th AUGUST 2019

Valentia Island is the perfect place for a Chamber Music Festival; small, idyllic, spectacularly beautiful and with an array of unique venues.  Our 2018 Festival was the most international yet as we welcomed musicians Mike Kelley (viola, Apple Hill String Quartet USA), Peter Martens (cello, Stellenbosch South Africa), Siripong Albert Tiptan (Leader Bangkok Symphony Orchestra), Darragh Morgan (violin, Fidelio Trio), David Edmonds (Ulster Orchestra) and a return visit by Fishamble Sinfonia from Dublin.  The closing day of the Festival saw Caoimhín Ó Raghaillaigh of The Gloaming with his 10-string fiddle in Chapeltown and an exciting new ensemble of eight male voices M’ANAM in Knightstown. Two composers were featured: Irish composer Judith Ring and Iranian composer Amir Tafreshipour.  Our Musical Map on Saturday saw a Bach Cello Suite in Danú House, Judith Ring in a solo improvised set at Valentia Island Dairy and Young Iveragh Voices in Atlantic Villa.  The commissioned winner of the Call for Work at The Lighthouse on 18th August was Seán Ó Dálaigh with a mesmeric installation alongside Brian Stone’s underwater photography.  And lots more besides!

We are grateful to all our supporters and are looking forward to the planning of next year’s Festival which will be 15th-18th August 2019.

Please keep in touch here for updates as they are announced.


Mary Dullea Artistic Director and Pianist



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