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. 2017 Festival welcomed international musicians Francesco Dillon (cello-Italy, Quartetto Prometeo), Keith Pascoe (violin, Vanbrugh Quartet), Darragh Morgan (violin, Fidelio Trio) and Fishamble Sinfonia from Dublin, bringing programmes of chamber music and string orchestra to venues all over Valentia. Special guest Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin performed the Irish premiere of his recent book of Carolan arrangements and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes) of Lúnasa fame made two appearances. We had performances from young Iveragh singers mentored by Gavan Ring, a ‘Meet the Composer’ interview, a special photography exhibition and talk: ‘Irish Traditional Music Captured on Camera’ and the always stunning Family Concert in The Lighthouse.
We are already planning the fifth Chamber Music on Valentia Festival for 16 – 19 August 2018. More information will be posted as it is available.
Mary Dullea Artistic Director and Pianist