Carolan’s 350th Anniversary

Sunday, 16 August 2020

7.00pm – 8.00pm | Online Event

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This event is a pre-recorded event and will be broadcast on this page at the stated date and time above. All of our 2020 Festival events will remain on our website after the initial release, for our audience members to come back and enjoy it again.

Event overview

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. 

This concert, recorded in the wonderfully atmospheric Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway, University of London, was also an opportunity to bring together a group of outstanding Irish musicians with international performing careers who, in common with the rest of our world, find themselves unable to travel.  We are particularly touched that we could get these musicians together in London to play and record this Irish music for you.


Turlough Carolan (1670 – 1738)
The Fairy Queen, Planxty Johnston, Morgan Magan, Sir Arthur Shaen, Miss Murphy, Mrs. Power (arr. Morgan)

Dubourg‘s Minuet and the Irishe Ho-Hoane (arr. Morgan)

Planxty, Eleanor Plunkett, Molly MacAlpin (arr. Morgan) 

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Fantasia No. 7 in E flat, TWV 40:20 for solo violin

Minuet in G (J. S. Bach), Planxty Power, Shebeg Shemor, Planxty Irwin


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