St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music

St. Barrahane’s Church of Ireland

Castletownshend

(8km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51

Ireland

barrahanemusic@outlook.ie

+353 86 226 4797 (Jacqueline Weij)

Arthur Greene – Organ Kevin Meehan – Violin

Friday 2 September 2022, 8 pm, St. Barrahane’s Church, Castletownshend
Arthur Greene – organ & Kevin Meehan – violin

Tickets €15, online, at the door, at Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen or text/call 086 226 4797


Programme

Toccata in F major BuxWV157         Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

   Organ

Sonata in D major J. H. Schmeltzer (?-1680)

   Violin and organ

Chaccone in F minor Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

   Organ

Passacaglia in G minor Heinrich Biber (1644-1704)

   Violin

Chaccone in C minor          Buxtehude

   Organ

Short break

Chaccone in E minor               Dietrich Buxtehude

   Organ

Improvisation

   Violin and organ

Chaccone in D minor                Johann Pachelbel

   Organ

Sonata no. 2 in D major from the ‘Frankfurter Sonatas’

                  G.P Telemann (1681-1767)

   Violin and organ

Kevin Meehan is currently taking the Bachelors in Music Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, where he studies baroque and modern violin with Claire Duff and Mia Cooper respectively.

Kevin has a special interest in baroque music, and is a member of the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra. He is the former leader of Waterford Symphony Orchestra, and amongst other groups, he has also performed with Wexford Sinfonia and the Royal Irish Academy of Music Philharmonia. He has participated in masterclasses with Bróna Cahill and David Edmonds.

Kevin has performed many public concerts with chamber ensembles and quartets around Ireland, and has lead multiple baroque chamber groups at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

This month, Kevin will fly to Croatia with the other members of the Irish Youth Barroque Orchestra to play in a baroque festival in Varaždin.

Arthur Greene began playing the organ at the age of sixteen having already played the piano for many years. In 2015 he moved to Dublin from his native Kildare to read music at Trinity College Dublin. He held the title of organ scholar to the college for three consecutive years from 2017 – 2020, working under the director of chapel music, Dr. Kerry Heuston.

In 2019 he went to study full time in the Royal Irish Academy of Music completing a Masters in performance under Dr. David Adams. He continued to study composition and also took up the harpsichord during this time. He completed his studies in 2021 and was awarded an overall distinction. Although his main focus during his masters was in the baroque music of the 17th and early 18th century he enjoys performing across many genres including jazz and free improvisation.

He is the current organ scholar at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Alongside this he works as a teacher, performer and composer.

2021, 22 ALL EVENTS

Jerry Creedon & Friends
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Sharon Carthy – Mezzo Soprano | Jonathan Ware – Piano
Thursday 28 July | 8 pm
Gemma Magner – soprano, Caitríona O Mahony – baroque violin, James Taylor – organ and harpsichord
Thursday 4 August 2022, 8 pm, St. Barrahane’s Church, Castletownshend
West Cork Choral Singers
Thursday 11 August 2022, 8 pm, St. Barrahane’s Church, Castletownshend
The Moynihans in Concert
Thursday 18 August | 8 pm
Arthur Greene – Organ Kevin Meehan – Violin
Friday 2 September, 8 pm
Ailbhe McDonagh – cello, John O’Conor – piano
Wednesday 12 October, 8 pm
Félicien Brut – accordion Christian-Pierre La Marca – cello, a Music Network Tour
Saturday 12 November, 3 pm