May 27th - 29th

Galway Early Music Festival

Musica et Scientia

Athenry Music School Guitar Orchestra

Artist Biography

The Athenry Music School Guitar Orchestra was established in 2009 as an artistic and social outlet for local young classical guitarists. The last few years has seen the orchestra perform in a wide variety of settings including TV (with John Spillane on TG4), radio (on Flirt FM), and events and festivals including four years in the Galway Fringe Festival, the RTÉ Big Music Week, Múscailt, Coole Orchestras festival and more. They recently began recording a CD which they hope to release later in the year, with a single planned as a fundraiser for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. You can keep up to date through the Athenry Music School Facebook page, and the Orchestra’s Twitter account! Recordings of some performances are available to hear on Soundcloud and watch on our Youtube page.The majority of the music performed by the Orchestra is composed especially for them, much of it composed by their founding director, Kevin Brett. 2014 saw the addition of a Junior Guitar Orchestra. This is aimed at introducing players to ensemble rehearsal and performance from an earlier stage in their musical development. Rehearsals for both orchestras take place on Tuesdays. Anyone interested in joining can contact aygorc@gmail.com

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