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Friday 22nd May
Factor One
Show at 8pm sharp
Tickets €10 (€8 concession) from www.tickets.ie

The original lineup of Factor One reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their legendary performance at Genfest ’85.

Saturday 23rd May
Freddy Walsh – guitar
8pm
Tickets €5 available at the door

Performing pieces by composers old and new, Freddy will be detailing the stories behind the pieces and their composers, combining past and present to make for a memorable performance. Freddy has studied with revered classical guitarist Michael O’Toole and is currently completing a Masters in Performance and Musicology in Maynooth University.

Sunday 24th May
Ficino Ensemble
Norah King (mezzo soprano)
Concert at 7.30 pm
Tickets €15 (available at the door)
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Gyorgy Ligeti- Six Bagatelles
Luciano Berio- Folk Songs
Johannes Brahms String Sextet No. 1 op. 18 in B flat Major

THE FICINO ENSEMBLE are:
Elaine Clarke, Sebastian Liebig (violin),
Nathan Sherman, Feargal Ó’Dornáin (viola)
Yue Tang, Eoin Quinlan (cello),
Sinead Farrell (flute),
Macdara Ó’ Seireadáin (clarinet),
Mathew Manning (oboe),
John Hearne (bassoon),
Cuan Ó’ Seireadáin (French horn),
Geraldine O’Doherty (harp),
Chris Stynes, Caitriona Frost (percussion)

The Ficino Ensemble present an exciting programme of Ligeti’s fabulously quirky wind quintet, Berio’s beautiful arrangements of folk songs sung by the renowned soprano Norah King, and Brahms’s melodious String Sextet No. 1. The group was formed in 2012 as a string trio, and has since expanded into a flexible chamber music group that performs great music for small ensembles. Members of the Ficino Ensemble are recognized in Ireland and abroad as soloists and chamber musicians. Their concerts have been described as exciting and intimate with a high calibre of ensemble playing. The group’s aim is to perform works that appeal to a discerning audience whilst championing lesser known works that deserve to be appreciated.

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Saturday 30th May
Pavlos Kanellakis (Classical Guitar Recital)
Recital at 8:00 PM
Tickets €12 available on the door

One of the most promising guitarist of his generation…  John Feeley (Classical Guitarist)

Pavlos Kanellakis is an extraordinarily gifted guitarist.  While technical proficiency is common among today’s young professionals, Kanellakis always puts his flawless technique to the service of exhilarating musical ideas. His performances are enriched by an impressive combination of stylistic integrity and a passion to deliver unique musical interpretations.  This is what makes him stand out: he is not only one of the most exciting guitarists working today but is also an inspirational musician.   Benjamin Dwyer (Guitarist and composer)

Pavlos Kanellakis started learning the classical guitar at the age of 7.  From 1992 until 1998 he studied with Elena Papandreou at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens, Greece where he completed his Bachelor studies with ‘Distinction’.  In 2000 he entered the Musik Akademie Der Stadt Basel in Switzerland for Master studies in classical guitar under maestro Oscar Ghiglia and in 2003 he completed his studies there receiving the highest mark of the year among all guitar classes ‘Solisten Diplom – Auszeichnung’.  In 2007 he began his PhD studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland under the supervision of guitarist Dr. John Feeley.  His dissertation ‘Composer – Performer Collaboration in the creation of performing editions and CD recordings along with critical commentary in the music of Nikos Mamangakis’ was completed in 2012.  A prize winner of national and international guitar competitions, he has received 4 first prizes for his interpretation on the music of J.S.Bach among them the Gianluigi Fia Prize, at the Gargnano International Guitar Competition.  For more than 15 years he collaborated closely with the great Greek contemporary composer Nikos Mamangakis recording most of his music for solo guitar for the label Idaia including the work ‘New Excursion’ and ‘Concerto for Guitar’.  He has given concerts in Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Latvia, Esthonia, Ireland and among the festivals that he has participated is Gidon Kremer’s string festival, Internationales Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus.

Pavlos teaches the classical guitar at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth and in Leeson Park School of Music where he is also the coordinator of Guitar Studies.

www.pavloskanellakis.com

Saturday 17th October
Dolittle presents
Adrian Crowley
8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tickets.ie

** This is a rescheduled show. All tickets marked 25th April 2015 will be considered valid and accepted at the door **

‘Quietly gorgeous stuff.’ – Irish Independent

‘..graceful, stately songwriting and smart, subtle soundscapes’ – Irish Times

‘tracks such as The Hungry Grass and The Magpie Song tremble with beauty and grace,
the music howling softly like a gale sweeping in from the foggy reaches of the Connemara foothills’ – Sunday Times Culture

www.adriancrowley.com/
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