2020 Festival Events

2020 Concerts

Moeran & McKay

Friday, 14 August 2020
Members of The Fidelio Trio, joined by violinist Philippa Mo, explore music by our patron composer, Ernest Moeran.

Cathal Breslin in Recital

Saturday, 15 August 2020
Coming to us from his home in Arizona, Irish pianist Cathal Breslin presents a programme of solo piano highlights, including music by Beethoven as we mark this 250th anniversary.

Carolan’s 350th Anniversary

Sunday, 16 August 2020
To mark this year, the 350th anniversary of the birth of blind Irish harper, Turlough Carolan, we present a programme of music by Carolan and other pieces from the 18th century, as imagined for flute, strings and harpsichord.  

Introduction to our Featured Composer

Meet the Composer: Deirdre McKay

Friday, 14 August 2020
Join us for this specially recorded interview with Deirdre McKay, our 2020 featured composer. 

Our 2020 Digital Installation

‘An Dairbhre’, its sights and sounds

Thursday, 13 August 2020
We were excited to announce that award-winning photographer and Valentia resident, Stephen Power, was selected to respond to the theme, ‘AN DAIRBHRE’, its sights and sounds.

Other opportunities

As we continue our commitment to outreach and education activities, 2020’s Festival included the following opportunities:

New Music masterclass with Deirdre McKay

We hosted a composition masterclass with our Featured Composer, Deirdre McKay, and Festival Artists for young and emerging composers.

Performance masterclasses with Festival Artists

After an open call, we hosted young Irish performers for a special opportunity to receive individual solo violin, cello and piano masterclasses with our 2020 Festival Artists.