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Galway Early Music Festival: Time

May 14th – 17th, 2015

The theme of the 20th Galway Early Music Festival, Time, highlights many different angles and sub–themes of time – the cycle of the seasons, the monastic hours, the ages of man, and the terror of the end of the world – all in the context of the rhythm, tactus and pulse of musical time.

Andrew Lawrence–King and The Harp Consort team up with Galway’s Schola Cantorum Scholars in an exploration of the tactus and pulse of baroque instrumental and choral music. Sequentia, directed by Benjamin Bagby, brings its darkly atmospheric programme of medieval chant and polyphony “Fragments for the End of Time” to Galway. In an eclectic and time–spanning programme featuring three trombones, sackbuts, violin and voice, Pandora’s Box, directed by John Kenny, moves from medieval to contemporary and back again, and the Alphabet Baroque Club takes a look at “The Dating Game” in their own fine and fantastical approach to beautiful music. In partnership with Music for Galway Aoife Nic Athlaoich and Yonit Kosovske do a bit of time travelling in “The Cello goes Baroque”.

Workshops and presentations include a trombone workshop with Pandora’s Box, a Renaissance dance workshop, an interactive exhibition of Irish pre–historic horns with a talk by Simon O’Dwyer of Ancient Music Ireland, a family theatre piece by Moonfish Theatre Company, and more. Don’t miss this outstanding festival in the timeless medieval city of Galway, Ireland.

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