Galway Early Music Festival
MAY 24-26, 2019


We had a brilliant weekend 24-26 My 2019  with outstanding concerts, fascinating talks and exhibitions and fun and informative dance workshops.  Thank you to all our performers:

¡Fandagno!: Yonit Kosovske, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Yovanna Torres Blanco, Redmond O’Toole

Suitcase Arias: Sharon Carty, Claire Duff, Marja Gaynor, Lisa Dowdall, Margaret Dorris, David Adams

Chansons á danser: Obsidienne et Compagnie: Emmanuel Bonnardot, Hélène Moreau, Florence Jacquemart with dancers from Bassa Toscana: Bernadette Jacquet, Stéphane Quéant

A Renaissance Revel: The York Waits: Tim Bayley, Lizzie Gutteridge, Anna Marshall, Isabel Dowdall, William Marshall, Deborah Catterall

Dancing at the Crossroads: The Gregory Walkers: Laoise O’Brien, Malachy Robinson, Eamon Sweeney with  Kelsey Schuhle, dancer

Venite, Venite: Rosemary Heredos, Dr Yonit Kosovske, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Yovanna Torres Blanco

The Dancing Master:  The Gregory Walkers and Kelsey Schuhle with local youth and adult ensembles Athenry Horizon Orchestra, Athenry Guitar Orchestra, Galway Early Music Ensemble and Dancers, choir Work in Progress

HHSI Early Irish Harp Discovery Day: Siobhán Armstrong, Róisín Elsafty, Simon Chadwick, Sylvia Crawford

Music and Image: Medieval Ireland circa 700 AD: Ancient Music Ireland: Simon and Maria O’Dwyer

Medieval Dance Workshop: Jacopo Bisagni and Lis Carrel

Playford Dance Workshop: Felicity Maxwell and The York Waits

Instrument Makers Exhibition: Paul Doyle of Callura Harps, Natalie Surina of Ériú Harps, Dominic Lyons of Lyons Violins, Luthier Paul Doyle, symphonia and hurdy-gurdy maker Vlad Smishkewych

Music on the Streets: The York Waits, Brenda Malloy and Sylvia Crawford, Jacopo Bisagni, Michelle O’Connor, Cathryn Lyons


Festival 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.