The 25th International Galway Early Music Festival journeys through time and space, featuring cross-cultural music in Ireland from the 16th to the 18th centuries, musical interactions and the Crusades, a trip to sunny 17th & 18th– century Italy and a visit to Bach & his predecessors. The concerts will be streamed via our youtube chanel, and the chat will be available. After the evening concerts, we invite you to our Zoom Festival Club, where you will have a chance to meet the musicians.

There are also workshops, exhibitions and a presentation to enjoy as well. We look forward to seeing you at The Galway Early Music Festival! (Click on an event to get detailed information on the event and the artists.)

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FESTIVAL TICKET
All five concerts for a very special price!

€45
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THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
MUSICAL TOUR OF MEDIEVAL GALWAY
Join Spanish Captain Moreno on a musical walk around 17th century Galway

INSTRUMENT MAKERS EXHIBITION
Irish makers of harps, flutes, pipes, stringed instruments and more

25 YEARS OF GALWAY EARLY MUSIC

A virtual exhibition of 25 years of the festival

RE-DISCOVERING OLD IRISH HARP MUSIC & TRADITIONS
A Historical Harp Society of Ireland Discovery Day 2021 event
FRIDAY 21 MAY
Concert
LA FRESCA ROSA

Aisling Kenny (soprano), Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord), Eamon Sweeney (theorbo, baroque guitar, bandora)
Streamed from The People's Museum, Limerick
12:00 pm

€12
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Concert
SAINTS, HEROES AND KINGS

Three hundred years of music across cultures in Ireland
The Irish Consort
Roisin O’Grady / Róisín Elsafty (singers), Sarah Groser (treble viol), Malachy Robinson (bass viol), Ed Tapceanu (bass viol), Ronan Browne (whistles), Siobhán Armstrong (Irish and Italian Renaissance harp)
Streamed from Mick Lally, Theatre Galway
8:00 pm

€12 (includes link to the post-concert Festival Club)
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FESTIVAL CLUB
Get yourself a glass of wine, a beer, coffee, tea or whatever your fancy is and join us for our post-concert Festival Club, where you’ll be able to say hello to friends and meet the musicians. During this Festival Club we are proud to launch the Irish Consort's debut CD: Music, Ireland and the Sixteenth Century. This is a GREAT recording. Indispensable! – Axel Klein, musicologist

9:30pm

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SATURDAY 22 MAY

Zoom Workshop
PLECTRUM TECHNIQUES FOR LUTE

Peppe Frana
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

€15
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Zoom Workshop
UNCOVERING CAROLAN

Surprising new discoveries about Carolan’s compositional and performance idiom
Siobhán Armstrong
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

€15
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Concert
LOVE, SORROW AND SEDUCTION

Helen Hancock (soprano), Anita Vedres (violin), Sarah Groser (viol), Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord)
Streamed from Mick Lally Theatre, Galway
1:00 pm

€12
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Presentation
WEDDING TRUMPETS OF IRELAND and NEPAL
from broken traditions to living traditions
Ancient Music Ireland
Pre-recorded presentation with live chat
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free
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Concert
PASSAGE BEYOND THE SEAS

Songs of the Crusades

Enea Sorini (voice, psaltery, naqqara, tambourine) AND Peppe Frana (oud, citole)
Streamed from Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio, Fano, Italy
8:00 pm

€12 (includes link to the post-concert Festival Club)
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FESTIVAL CLUB
Get yourself a glass of wine, a beer, coffee, tea or whatever your fancy is and join us for our post-concert Festival Club, where you’ll be able to say hello to friends and meet the musicians.

9:30pm

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SUNDAY 23 MAY
Zoom Workshop
BAROQUE n’ ROLL!

Ground Dances, Improvisation, and Rock Music
Eamon Sweeney (renaissance guitars), Malachy Robinson (bass viol)
Interactive Zoom workshop for young musicians. All instruments welcome.
2:00pm - 3:00 pm

Free.
Registration: email helenhancock@galwayearlymusic.com
Concert
ABENDMUSIK: BACH AND BEFORE

Resurgam Chamber Choir with continuo Siobhán Armstrong (baroque harp) and Mark Duley (director and organ)
Live-streamed from St Nicholas Collegiate Church
5:00 pm

€12
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