We are delighted to announce our 10th annual Chamber Music on Valentia Festival. With concerts, immersive based experiences, and music workshops, there is something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to the island.
This year with our 10th anniversary celebrations we welcome guest artists from USA, Austria, UK and Ireland. Our innovative curatorship highlights include; gathering our largest ensemble ever to perform three of Bach’s magnificent Brandenburg Concerti, a programme with the compelling ensemble of flute, viola and harp in Chapeltown, we include major works by Brahms and Schubert and songs by Irish female composers Ina Boyle and Ailís Ní Ríain, and our closing concert features the twice Grammy nominated celebrated vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird. These are only some of the amazing music and performances you can expect.
Throughout the Festival other highlights and engagement opportunities include masterclasses, an opportunity to perform with Festival Artists, and the now much loved ‘Musical Map’ on Saturday 19th. We have late night concerts of Fidelio Trio’s ‘Pop Archive’ and star American cellist Seth Parker Woods in a solo appearance and feature wonderful musicians Michael Collins (clarinet), Darragh Morgan (violin), Maighréad McCrann (violin), Fiona Winning (viola), Rose Redgrave (viola), Tim Gill (cello), Ronan Dunne (double bass), David Adams (harpsichord), Catríona Ryan (flute) and Geraldine O’Doherty (harp). This all happens within a multitude of amazing venues on Valentia Island.
Details on all events and opportunities are to be found here. For tickets, you can book HERE online from 1 st June 2023. Additionally you can book tickets by emailing email@example.com, calling +353 (83) 096 5977, or in person from Walsh’s Grocery Store, Market Street, Knightstown (from 1 August 2023).
We look forward to you joining us for our 10th Festival this August and as ever thank our supporters, venues, volunteers and audience in making this Festival exist in such a magical place.
Mary Dullea Artistic Director
Our 2023 Festival Brochure
Our 2023 events
From our popular Musical Map to concerts in some of Valentia’s beautiful venues, we are excited to bring your our 10th festival.
Chamber Music on Valentia 2023 announces a call open to musicians and/or sound artists who are based in Co. Kerry to come and make ‘new sounds’.
Chances are, there’ll be plenty of event you want to see on Valentia this year – and the best way to see them all is with a Festival Pass.
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