Sligo International Chamber Music Festival

The Model is delighted to welcome a festival for all generations! Established in 2000 at St. Columba’s Church in Drumcliffe, the festival has become one of Ireland’s leading international chamber music festivals. Under artistic director Tim Vogler, the festival offers the opportunity to experience high standards of programming through a fresh choice of artists performing alongside our internationally acclaimed ensemble-in-residence, the Vogler Quartet.

Significantly, Music Generation Sligo has come on board as a key partner with Sligo County Council Arts Office to develop *Tuned In!* – an innovative youth programme with Youth Curator Aoife Ní Bhriain.

Full details of all our events, concerts and masterclasses can be found on the festival website, “”:

h5. *Tuned In!* Friday 29th April
*4.30pm : Launch of *Tuned In!* Youth Programme*

*5.00pm – 6.30pm : *Tuned In!* String Quartet Masterclass Part 1 (of 2)*
For talented young string quartets with the Vogler Quartet & Aoife Ní Bhriain

*5.00pm – 6.30pm : Music Education Networking Event – €10 incl. food*
Join our panel to discuss the roles and opportunities for music tutors and students in Ireland today

*8.00pm : *Tuned In!* Concert – €10 / Go See U18s*
Our first Tuned In! concert especially curated for young people, featuring Sun Collective live in concert with members of Crash Ensemble, with special guest Caimin Gilmore

h5. *Tuned In!* Saturday 30th April
*10.00am – 12.00 noon : *Tuned In!* String Quartet Masterclass Part 2*
Tutors and students are welcome in the audience to observe the masterclasses

*12 noon : *Tuned In!* Masterclass Showcase – €5/Tickets on door*
By participating string quartets

*2.00pm – 3.00pm : *Tuned In!* Composition Concert/Workshop with composer Caimin Gilmore – €5/Tickets on door*
An opportunity to learn about songwriting, arranging and contemporary composition with multi-instrumentalist Caimin Gilmore.

h5. Sunday 1st May

*1.00pm : Festival Guest Artists perform at Informal Music Afternoon @ The Model – €5 Tickets on door / Children free*
Vogler Quartet, Aoife Ní Bhriain, Mesefe Quartet, Caimin Gilmore

*5.00pm : Coffee Concert with the Vogler Quartet & RTÉ Contempo Quartet – €15 / Go See U18s*
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No. 1 (Sunrise) – RTÉ Contempo Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 No 10 – Vogler Quartet

*8.00pm : Festival Concert with RTÉ Contempo Quartet & amarcord – €25 / Go See U18s*
From Bach to Bono – join the RTÉ Contempo Quartet in a journey around the World and through the ages, ranging from popular classics such as “Serenade” by Mozart
When Love comes Calling – programme will include a cappella arrangements by amarcord of famous songs by a host of artists from Gianna Nannini to Tom Waits. They will be joined by the Vogler Quartet for part of this eclectic programme