FESTIVAL DATES 2017

MAY 19-21

We’re currently working on a very exciting programme for the 2017 Galway Early Music Festival.  Be prepared for something completely different and watch this space!!

 PLAY, LADY, PLAY

MAY 12-15, 2016

On-line Programme Brochure
2016 image web

Artwork by Penny MacBeth

Galway Early Music celebrated its 21st birthday with an exciting international programme, exploring women as composers, musicians, patrons, and inspiration in medieval, renaissance and baroque European Music. Highlights included trobar and trobairitz songs of love, the musical life of musician, patron and powerful political woman, Margaret of Austria, the ‘witches, bitches and britches’ of the Baroque mezzo-soprano world, and a come-back concert by some of the founders of the festival, the Good Ladies of Galway. Festival-goers were able to get close to the music, instruments and performers in talks, workshops, exhibitions, instrument makers’ showcases, and family events throughout the weekend.

Audience Comments:
Great atmosphere, great music & lovely setting
Galway has a tremendous buzz and the festival has terrific organisation
Planned our Ireland trip so we could attend.

 

EUROPEAN DAY OF EARLY MUSIC

EDEM poster 200dpiWe celebrated European Day of Early Music a day early!  Our EDEM concert was on Sunday, March 20 at 4pm in St Nicholas Collegiate Church.  An Afternoon Tea concert PLUS the official launch of the programme of the 2016 Festival by Vlad  Smishkewych.

 


TAKE A LOOK BACK ON EUROPEAN DAY OF EARLY MUSIC  IN GALWAY
MARCH 21, 2015

European Day of Early Music