Emer Barry to headline Classical programme



One of the headline classical artists at this year’s Boyle Arts Festival is soprano Emer Barry, right. Emer will be joined by tenor Eoin Hynes, pianist Niall Kinsella and violinist Lynda O’Connor for ‘Storyteller – Fairytale to Tearjerker’, a celebration of stories and song, told through different genres of music. This concert will take place in the Church of Ireland on Friday, July 26th.

  The cloisters of Boyle Abbey will be used for an Opera Gala Performance of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ by the Harlequin Opera Company, on Saturday, July 27th. Starring the cream of Irish operatic talent, the concert will be headed by tenor David Lynn, with sopranos Sandra Oman and Deirdre Masterson, baritone Simon Morgan and bass Rory Dunne. Under the musical direction of David Wray, this will be a spellbinding experience for all romantics at heart.

  Please note that seating is not provided and the audience is asked to bring low-backed seating or blankets. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.

  The ConTempo Quartet will join the Choir of St. Joseph’s Church for an evening of enchanting music in the Church of Ireland on Thursday, July 25th. Featuring cellist Adrian Mantu, violinists Ingrid Nicola and Bogdan Sofei along with Andreea Banciu on viola and the Musical Director of the choir, Anne Kielty on piano, the fifty member, four part choir will perform some well known classical pieces.

  Belfast-born pianist Michael McHale will make a welcome return to Boyle Arts Festival, where he will be joined by violinist Patrick Rafter for an evening concert in King House on Wednesday, July 24th. Their programme will include music by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and Franck.

  The always popular King House lunchtime concert programme will include performances by Trombonist Kieran Sharkey, joined by Jack Cullen on Tuba on Friday, July 19th, soprano Ami Hewitt and tenor Oisín Ó Dálaigh on Tuesday, July 23rd, harpist Luke Webb and flautist Jack Hennessy on Wednesday, July 24th, TU Dublin junior pianists Lucy Byrne, Peter Ryan & Gerry Yang on Thursday, July 25th, pianist Aoife Moran will be joined by Christina Ryan on clarinet on Friday, July 26th and a coffee concert will feature pianist Didzis Kalnins on Satruday, July 27th at 11 am.

  Tickets for several of these events are now available online, through www.boylearts.com.