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
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 techinal, historical and
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
Sligo Baroque Orchestra buys a new harpsichord– with help of Music Generation Sligo Instrument FundSligo Baroque Orchestra has purchased a single strung Italian harpsichord from UKharpsichord maker, Colin Booth. The purchase was made possible due to generous assistancefrom Music Generation Sligo Instrument Bank Scheme and a loan from an anonymoussupporter.The new harpsichord has already been used in two Informal Music Afternoons, but part ofthe reason for acquiring the instrument is to have a harpsichord in Sligo that is available forstudents to use – and also other ensembles.The harpsichord inuse at IMA onFebruary 2nd 2014in The ModelItalian single strungharpsichord made by ColinBooth who has been animportant part of recent SligoFestival of Baroque Music, asharpsichordist, bringing anumber of instruments, astechnician and as maker talkingabout techinal, historical andaesthetic aspects.Sligo Baroque Orchestra’s next concert is on March the 8th, the annual concert celebrating theabilities of gifted young instrumentalist. It will also be used as a fundraiser for the newWe 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.
The 18th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
Madrid based La Ritirata, with young brilliant recorder player, Tamar Lalo and their director, cellist Josetxu Obregon will be “in residence” for the weekend, giving the opening and final concerts as well as offering masterclasses. So you can expect a Spanish flavour to at least some of the weekend.
The musical focus is mainly on French and English music of around the end of the 17th Century. La Ritirata’s opening programme is French, highlighting the recorder and cello, whilst Eleanor Dawson and Reiko Ichesi will show-off the colours of traverso and gamba in the recital with Katherine May.
French dancer and historical dance specialist, Maelle Amand, made a great impression at last year’s festival and she will return to perform a French programme with Dublin-based young baroque ensemble, Respicio.
English viol music from the very end of the life of the Viol Cosort will be performed by the recently formed Ireland-based Zingle Zingers, and English harpsichord music of the 17th Century will be performed by harpsichordist and harpsichord-maker Colin Booth.
Not to mention a concert from the Irish Baroque Orchestra with a contrasting 18th century programme and various workshops for both children and adults. It adds up to a weekend of very high-quality music-making, great educational opportunities and a guaranteed informal and friendly atmosphere.
We hope to welcome you in person at some point during the weekend…