The Informal Music Afternoon is back in full swing, the first Sunday of every month in the Model’s Atrium. This has developed into a really popular Sunday afternoon, where local musicians take over the atrium to play chamber music blended together with music of other genres. Most importantly, in an informal and laid back setting.
On Sunday March 3rd, sandwiched on either side by the joyful mayhem of the Children’s Book Festival, musicians Steve Wickham, Anna Houston, Rod Alston, Magdalena Sommer and Lucie O’Hara played music by Tellemann, O’Carolan.
In particular, two classical composers who were extremely well-known and whose music was held in high repute during their life time but who have now become almost obscurities. These are: Ignaz Pleyel was an Austrian born composer who became a student of Joseph Haydn and subsequently operated mainly in France; and Prague born Josef Myslivecek was much admired by his younger contemporary, Amadeus Mozart.
Joining them were Celtic Flare, a young trio of traditional/classical musicians who perform a delightful mix of new and old tunes and songs layered with harmonies and played with youthful passion and energy. The group members are Aine Martin (Harp&piano&vocals), Nell Kelly (Fiddle&vocals), and Hannah Kelly (Concertina&vocals).
A highlight of the afternoon was young pianist Evin Durkin who delighted with his piano solos from Bach and Prokoviev.
Our next IMA is on Sunday April 7th – Mark the date as this really is a truly delightful experience.
Informal Music Afternoon is run in partnership with Sligo Baroque Orchestra and The Model.
Part funded by Sligo Baroque Orchestra.