2014 Programme of Events

Friday 26th September

Afternoon: An Introduction to the world of Baroque Music – for schools.

8pm Opening Concert: €18/15

Saturday 27th September

1 pm Lunchtime Concert:  Two Harpsichord Recital. €10/8

7.30 pm Evening Concert: The Irish Baroque Orchestra. €18/15

10 pm Late Night Concert: “Gentle love, sweet  melancholy”. €10/8

Sunday September 28th

2 pm: Biber Mystery Sonatas.  €18/15

5 pm: Musica Dolce e Stravaganza: duo programme for violin and theorbo. €10/8

7.30 pm Final Concert:  Baroque Orchestral Masterworks. €10/8

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Festival Workshops and Masterclasses

Colin Booth: Introduction to playing the harpsichord

Sligo Baroque Orchestra: play Baroque Masterworks under direction of Therese Timoney

Maya Homburger: Violin masterclass

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19th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

Musical excellence in an informal friendly atmosphere

The 19th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music has no very clearly discernible theme or focus, but it does have performers and programmes that should stir all but the most Philistine to get our their diaries.

Eight performances, workshops and masterclasses, and more. Come for the weekend, for real excellence in musical performance, but also for the chance to discover more of the wonderful music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, to make new friends, to talk with performers over a cup of coffee – and perhaps even to slip away for a couple of hours while you walk up Knocknarea…

Too good an opportunity to miss for student instrumentalists (of all ages)!!

Festival Workshops and Masterclasses

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Festival Committee

Currently the Festival is managed by a committee. We are very conscious of, and grateful for the support, assistance and encouragement given to the festival by a large number of individuals, organisations and institutions.

We would welcome any comment on any aspect of the festival, and would be extremely grateful for all support offered – financial or otherwise.

Sligo Festival of Baroque Music Committee: Rod Alston, John Fahy, Margrit Fahy, Lizzie Kinsella, Des McConville, Imelda Harte, Mary Bell, Eamon Bell and Isabelle Fahy.


Tickets are available from The Hawks Well Theatre and from Wards Pharmacy, O’Connell Street, Sligo.

Comments and Reviews

Lovely Festival. Well organised and friendly.

Love the intimacy and the “learned commentaries” are great!

Our Sponsors

Our grateful thanks to all who assisted with the 2014 Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, and our funders and sponsors.


The Arts Council of Ireland
Sligo Arts Service
Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland  
Con Brio
Failte Ireland
Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB
RTE Lyric FM 
The Model
Foras Eireann
Music Generation
Wards Pharmacy 
Homecare Pharmacy
Snap Sligo  
Mullaneys Solicitors
Dr Magdalena Sommer 
Vivion Kinsella  
Con Brio
Simeon Gillan 
Eileen Monahan
Luna Restaurant
Rod Alston
Nolan & Quinlan 
Dr Klocker Dental Surgery 
Sligo Grammar School 
Luisa McConville 
John Coleman 
Gabrielle Tims
Sligo Academy of Music

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