Sligo Baroque Orchestra News

Sligo Baroque Orchestra buys a new harpsichord – with help of Music Generation Sligo Instrument Fund

Sligo Baroque Orchestra has purchased a single strung Italian harpsichord from UK harpsichord maker, Colin Booth. The purchase was made possible due to generous assistance from Music Generation Sligo Instrument Bank Scheme and a loan from an anonymous supporter.

The new harpsichord has already been used in two Informal Music Afternoons, but part of the reason for acquiring the instrument is to have a harpsichord in Sligo that is available for students to use – and also other ensembles.
The harpsichord in use at IMA on February 2nd 2014 in The Model Italian single strung harpsichord made by Colin Booth who has been an important part of recent Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, as harpsichordist, bringing a number of instruments, as technician and as maker talking about technical, historical and aesthetic aspects.

Sligo Baroque Orchestra’s next concert is on March the 8th, the annual concert celebrating the abilities of gifted young instrumentalist. It will also be used as a fundraiser for the new.

We again have a festival programme that combines performers that will be playing for the first time in Sligo, indeed, in Ireland, with some of Ireland’s foremost musicians.