Sat Jul 21 2018

Norah O’leary and CaitrÍona O’Mahony

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
Doors 1:00 pm - Admission: €10 / €7.50

Bringing Baroque music to vibrant life in the twenty-first century, Ensemble Dagda will present the third concert in the 6 Summertime Concerts Series at Triskel Christchurch. Formed in 2014 by Caitríona and Norah, its members have been brought together by a mutual love of early music and a desire to bring to life lesser-heard works of the Baroque era.

Popular with audiences for their playful interpretations and engaging performances, in recent years they have championed lesser-known works by seventeenth-century composers, and in particular works by women composers of the Baroque era. The group has been invited to play at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, East Cork Early Music Festival, ‘Finding a Voice’ Festival, Clonmel, and the Kaleidoscope Night Series, Dublin. In varied incarnations, its members have played at the Encanto Salon Music Festival, Helsinki, at the American Irish Historical Society, New York, the Liszt Academy, Budapest, the National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin Castle.

Their particular love is in bringing concerts to various places around the Irish countryside, outside major city venues, from newly built arts centres to some of Ireland’s most historic and atmospheric churches. The ensemble are passionate about education and making music accessible and engaging for everyone; they have brought workshops to primary and secondary schools around Ireland, introducing students to historical instruments, and the style of music which they play.

Ensemble Dagda will present a varied programme to include works by composers Hildegard von Bingen, Claudia Francesca Rusca, Isabella Leonarda and Francesca Caccini.
Clodagh Kinsella – Soprano
Caitríona O’Mahony – Baroque Violin
Norah O’Leary – Baroque Cellov
Kieran Finnegan – Harpsichord

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