2016 Programme of Events

Friday 23rd September

2pm Schools Concert

An introduction to Baroque Music

8pm Opening Concert

Arias and Concertos of the Late Baroque

Saturday 24th September

1pm Afternoon Recital

Flutes of the Baroque Era with Rachel Brown

7.30pm Evening Concert

London Handel Players – Sonorities and Sensibilities

10pm Late Night Concert

A Small Wonder – Music of Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

Sunday September 25th

2pm Afternoon Concert

Amongst Friends – Sligo Baroque Orchestra

7.30pm Closing Concert

Camerata Kilkenny – The Piper and the Faerie Queen

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22nd  Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

6th  - 8th  October 2017

There will be a dual focus in the festival this year: on the music of Telemann (and his contemporaries)

and also on the viol – solo and consort music for viols

Telemann -  250th anniversary of his death in 1767 – 2017


The Viola da Gamba and viol consort music

Planning for the 22nd annual Sligo Festival of Baroque Music is progressing well, and we will shortly be able to announce some of the key performers who will appear this year. For now, we ask you to make a note of the festival dates in your diary, and hope that you will check back again to see some more details.



Putting on a Festival requires a great deal of work and a fairly substantial amount of money! The work is all done on a voluntary basis by members of our committee and also others who value the event and offer their assistance in all sorts of practical ways.

We will receive financial assistance from the Arts Council again this year and we are very grateful for this support; However we still have to raise €4,500 from other sponsors, patrons and members.  Individuals and some local businesses have already offered sponsorship for this year.  If you feel able to help financially, we’d love to hear from you – we are really good at changing all financial support into wonderful musical experiences!

The Sligo Festival of Baroque Music is a Registered Charity and our Charity Number is CHY 20848


Thank you,

Rod Alston – Festival Director

Click here to make a donation/become a Friend/become a sponsor


To offer practical assistance and for all inquiries contact:  info@sligobaroquefestival.com


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.

Thank You Sligo!

I enjoyed 3 concerts with wonderful music and met a lot of nice people. I am really happy that I came and I will surely come again. Thank You Sligo!

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
The Model
Foras Eireann
Music Generation
M&P Martin

Secret Gardens of Sligo
Countess of Munster Musical Trust

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

Rory O’Connor

Nolan & Quinlan
Dr Klocker Dental Surgery
Luisa McConville
John Coleman
Gabrielle Tims
Sligo Academy of Music
Mary McDonnell Tir na n’Og

Anna Fewer Hamilton

M & B McCormack


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