Sunday, 16 August 2020
7.00pm – 8.00pm | Online Event
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.
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
Sarah Allen, from London, is a founder member of the highly acclaimed and award-winning flute-based Anglo-Irish folk band, Flook.
As soloist and chamber musician, Irish pianist Mary Dullea performs internationally at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Casa da Musica (Porto), Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Phillips Collection Washington D.C., Symphony Space New York City, Palazzo Albrizzi Venice (Italy), Johannesburg Music Society and National Concert Hall Dublin.
Sarah McMahon is a passionate chamber musician. As a founder member of the Callino String Quartet, Sarah spent many years studying with members of the Amadeus Quartet, Rainer Schmidt, Erich Höbarth and Gyorgy Kurtàg.
Described by The Strad Magazine as ‘hugely impressive, he plays with seemingly effortless control’ Irish violinist Darragh Morgan was born in Belfast in 1974.
Eoin Schmidt-Martin began his musical studies at the Cork School of Music before receiving a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Carducci String Quartet.
Current assistant leader position of Irish Chamber Orchestra for the last 18 years, Nicola Sweeney has performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Orchestra of St Cecilia as well as the Irish Chamber Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra and Belgrade Strings.