Galway Early Music

Ceol Ársa na Gaillimhe

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Music & Dance
  • Ceol & Damhsa
  • Ársa
  • Meanaoiseach
  • Renaissance
  • Barócoch
  • rema
  • Member of the European Early Music Network

Welcome to Galway Early Music Festival

The concerts and events this year place women firmly to the fore in many different ways. Discover baroque gender-bending mezzo- soprano opera roles, the music of a 15th-century artistocratic female musician and patron, 12th-century female troubadors, and Green Ladies daring to play gemshorns! Exhibitions, workshops, and family events each approach the theme from unexpected angles.

Tickets are available on-line here, in OPUS II and at the door.



Green Shoots: A Garden of Musical Delights

  • The Gregory Walkers: Laoise O’Brien (recorders), Malachy Robinson (viols), Eamon Sweeney (baroque guitar, lute) Athenry Music School musicians St Nicholas Choristers

Trobar et Joglar

  • ALLA FRANCESCA Brigitte Lesne (voice, psaltery-harp), Pierre Hamon (recorders, flutes, pipes, bagpipes), Vivabiancaluna Biffi (voice, fiddle), Bruno Caillet (percussion)

Witches, Bitches & Britches: Gender Bending in Baroque Opera

  • Sharon Carty, Mezzo Soprano Claire Duff, Violin; Anita Vedres, Violin; Lisa Dowdall, Viola; Aoife Nic Athlaoich,cello; David Adams, Harpsichord/Direction

Green Ladies

  • Penny Mac Beth (recorders, gemshorns), Katharine Mac Maghnuis (recorders, fiddle, gemshorn), Maura Ó Cróinín (recorders, gemhorn, harps), Ann Priestley Smith (recorders, gemshorn, keyboards, psaltery)

Lady of Sorrows

  • Helen Hassett, soprano; Jacob Herringman, lute; Sarah Groser, viol; Andrew Robinson, viol; Malachy Robinson, bass viol; Laoise O’Brien, recorders Actors Debbie Wright & Patrick Goyvaerts , narrator

Free Events Exhibitions and Talks

Green Ladies – Art Exhibition

Family Show: The Isle is Full of Noises

Early Irish Harp Taster Workshop

Renaissance Dance Workshop

  • There are no tickets for this event. Just drop in if you want to join in!

Instrument Makers Exhibition

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