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West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival

West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival: May 18 to 22, 2022

Flautist Adam Walker, mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp, pianists Fiachra Garvey and Emma Abbate, Trio Gaspard, Quatuor Arod and the Eblana String Trio are amongst the artists who will perform in the heart of beautiful West Wicklow.

The wonderful West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival returns to Russborough and to St. Mary’s Church, Blessington from 18 - 22 May, with five days of music featuring superb international and Irish artists.

The Festival's exciting programme includes a diversity of music from Haydn to Charlotte Bray, world premiere commissions from Gerald Barry and Sebastian Adams, and a day of family-friendly events presented in partnership with the NCH’s Learning & Participation department, including Mozart’s The Magic Flute as you have never experienced it before in a bite-sized musical romp for all the family, as well as walk-up free events.

Tickets are now on sale from www.westwicklowfestival.com. All events take place here in Russborough and in St. Mary’s Church, Blessington.

The West Wicklow Festival is funded by the Arts Council and supported by Wicklow Arts Office, the Apollo Foundation and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

West Wicklow Music Festival


FULL PROGRAMME

Wed 18 May, 8pm Russborough
Adam Walker flute
& Fiachra Garvey
piano

Settle in for 5 days of incredible music as the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival 2022 launches with the ‘stunning talent’ (The Guardian) of flautist Adam Walker, and the ‘infectious enthusiasm’ (Sunday Times) of pianist Fiachra Garvey.

Tickets €38 / €19 (students) + bkg fee Book Now


Thu 19 May, 8pm Russborough
Trio Gaspard

Frequently described as ‘refreshing’, Trio Gaspard’s performances are just the tonic for a mid-May evening. This highly sought-after piano trio has performed in the world’s leading concert halls and we couldn’t be happier that they’ll be adding West Wicklow to their busy schedule.

Tickets €38 / €19 (students) + bkg fee Book Now


Fri 20 May, 8pm Russborough
Quatuor Arod
& Fiachra Garvey piano

Celebrated for the rare energy of their performances as well as the quality of their recordings, Quatuor Arod will be joined by pianist Fiachra Garvey for their West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival performance.

Tickets €38 / €19 (students) + bkg fee Book Now


Sat 21 May, 1pm St. Mary's Church, Blessington
Rising Stars Concert

Our 2022 Rising Stars are clarinettist Cathal Kileen and pianist Órán Halligan. If you’ve missed out on opportunities to travel over the last two years, then you’ll definitely enjoy their programme of musical postcards from around the globe.

Tickets €10 + bkg fee Book Now


Sat 21 May, 8pm Russborough
Eblana String Trio

The ‘splendidly stylish’ (Gramophone) Eblana String Trio has given countless performances throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond, winning praise for their powerful interpretations of unjustly neglected repertoire.

Tickets €38 / €19 (students) + bkg fee Book Now


Sun 22 May, 10am, 11am & 12pm Russborough
Family Concert: The Magic Flute

Nicholas Grennell, Catherine Redding and Trio Táin present Mozart’s The Magic Flute as you have never experienced it before in this bite-sized musical romp for all the family!

Tickets €5 Book Now


Sun 22 May, 3pm St. Mary's Church, Blessington
Hanna Hipp mezzo-soprano
& Emma Abbate piano

Hanna Hipp’s ‘rich-toned, thrillingly ardent singing’ (The Spectator) ensures she is in high demand in the world’s finest opera houses. Hannah will be joined by the ‘amazingly talented pianist’ (Musica) Emma Abbate for this exploration of folk songs from different countries.

Tickets €28 / €14 (students) + bkg fee Book Now


Sun 22 May, 10am-2pm Russborough
Family Fun Day

Free musical activities for all the family presented in partnership with the National Concert Hall’s Learning & Participation Programme.

The Festival's hugely popular Family Fun Day returns to Russborough with a creative programme of indoor and outdoor events for children and their families. Venture through the Musical Maze, get into a groove at some percussion workshops, or celebrate the festival spirit with some face painting.

FREE ENTRY Walk-up events Details here

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