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Ardee Baroque Festival


From: Friday, 24 November 2017 To: Sunday, 26 November 2017

From Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November, Ardee will become the home of early music, literature, traditional music and much, much more.

Ardee Baroque 2017 presents a mix of pure baroque music as well as music influenced by baroque, in addition to a special guest lecture looking at traditional Irish music from the 1700s. The Irish Baroque Orchestra is continuing its association with Ardee and returning this year with a programme which should attract a broad audience.

Featuring one of Ireland’s leading sopranos, Sinead Campbell-Wallace will join the IBO for a selection of Handel arias including pieces from the Messiah. 

Music Generation Louth‘s impressive youth chamber groups and Junior String Orchestra perform a family-friendly selection of baroque favourites including Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and music from the Royal Fireworks by Handel. 

To close Ardee Baroque 2017, pianist Michael McHale and cellist Brian O’Kane join forces to perform works by and inspired by Bach. The hour-long programme will include Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2, Bach’s Italian Concerto as well as Brahms’ glorious Cello Sonata No. 1.

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