2015 Programme of Events

Friday 25th September

1:30 pm Schools Concert: Introduction to Baroque Music €8/4 schools

8 pm Opening Concert: Contemporary Dance with Baroque Music €15/12 conc.

Saturday 26th September

1 pm Lunchtime Concert:  Collegium Marianum €12/8 conc.

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

10 pm Late Night Concert: Dark Harpsichord Music with Colin Booth €12/8 conc.

Sunday September 27th

2 pm Musick’s Recreation:
Music for two viols €12/8 conc.

7.30 pm Final Concert:  Hana Blazíková – soprano, Collegium Marianum €20/18 conc.

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20th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music    25th – 27th September 2015

Musical excellence in an informal friendly atmosphere

The Sligo Festival of Baroque Music has frequently brought performers to make their debut appearances in Ireland – as well as providing a greatly valued platform for Irish musicians from students to those of international repute. For our 20th Festival we are delighted that Collegium Marianum and soprano Hana Blazikova are coming from Prague, Czech Republic.
They are presenting two programmes, the first a chamber recital with music by František Ignác Antonín Tůma František Benda Giovanni Benedetto Platti Václav Vodička with Collegium Marianum’s Director, flautist Jana Semerádová and the fabulous baroque cellist Hana Flekova.
Then in the final programme a fuller line-up of Collegium Marianum will be joined by the Soprano Hana Blažíková (no doubt as a realisation of other people’s dream to hear her live, not only mine!)in a programme that includes composers Jan Dismas Zelenka, Christian Gottlieb Postel, Johann Friedrich Fasch and Antonio Caldara.
The full festival programme will also include Irish Baroque Orchestra with Monica Huggett directing a programme of wind and string concertos that promises to be sparkling and virtuosic.


Ensemble Classes

The Ensemble Classes during the festival are an opportunity to have some very expert guidance and a good style and approach to playing baroque music in small groups – it should be worth a great deal for any wanting to improve their performance – but it only costs €20 (10 for under 18s) for which you get:


up to three mentoring sessions with (probably) different experts

and the chance to play through the piece or movement in public on Sunday afternoon.


Tutors are: Colin Booth, Sarah Groser, Reiko Ichise and Nicola Cleary.

Don’t miss the chance !


Click here to Download the 2015 Programme


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

Also available throughout the festival at our desk in the Model.

What We Were Told

Over the last nineteen years there have been so many kind and flattering things written and said about the festival that it is slightly embarrassing – as well as being very encouraging. Below are a few of the comments we received at the 19th Festival in 2014.

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Incredible level of musicianship,. Fantastic.

Our Sponsors

Our grateful thanks to all who assist with the 20th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, and our funders and sponsors.

The Arts Council of Ireland
Sligo Arts Service
Con Brio
Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB
RTE Supporting the Arts
The Model
Foras Eireann
Music Generation
Judge Keenan Johnson

Wards Pharmacy
In memory of Teresa and James Storey
Mullaneys Solicitors
M Sommer
Vivion Kinsella
Con Brio
Simeon Gillan
Eileen Monahan
Rod Alston
Dervoille Corcoran

Nolan & Quinlan
Dr Klocker Dental Surgery
Sligo Grammar School
Luisa McConville
John Coleman
Gabrielle Tims
Sligo Academy of Music
Anna Maria Watters

M Feeney
M&P Martin
Doris Nairn
Jean-Claude Girod
Avril Blennerhasset
M Gaine
In memory of Patrick  Gordon
Lydia Fawls
Olive & Sean Braiden

M Willis
Lisa Winters
Grainne Cannon
Olive and Sean Braiden
Anna Fewer Hamilton
Fabio Ice Cream
Brid Torrades
Mary McDonnell Tir na n’Og
Nuala Maloney
Luna Restaurant

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