16th – 19th AUGUST 2018
Valentia Island is the perfect place for a Chamber Music Festival; small, idyllic, spectacularly beautiful and with an array of unique venues. 2018 Festival welcomes international musicians Mike Kelley (viola, Apple Hill String Quartet USA), Peter Martens (cello, Stellenbosch South Africa), Byrd Siripong (Leader Bangkok Symphony Orchestra), Darragh Morgan (violin, Fidelio Trio) and a return visit by Fishamble Sinfonia from Dublin, bringing programmes of chamber music and string orchestra to venues all over Valentia. The closing day of the Festival welcomes Caoimhín Ó Raghaillaigh with his 10-string fiddle to Chapeltown. And we are delighted to present M’ANAM as the closing concert. This exciting new ensemble of eight male voices has grown naturally out of the extraordinary phenomenon that is ANÚNA. Two composers will be featured: Irish composer Judith Ring and Iranian composer Amir Tafreshipour and the ever popular Family Concert at the Lighthouse will take place on the Saturday morning. There are lots of other pop-up and additional performances planned for this 4-day Festival.
Please keep in touch here for updates and additions to the programme.
Mary Dullea Artistic Director and Pianist