MAY 12-15, 2016
Galway Early Music celebrates its 21st birthday with an exciting international programme, exploring women as composers, musicians, patrons, and inspiration in medieval, renaissance and baroque European Music. Highlights include 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 can get close to the music, instruments and performers in talks, workshops, exhibitions, instrument makers’ showcases, and family events throughout the weekend. Join us for this gem of a festival in the lively medieval city of Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way.
We 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.