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)

Gemma Magner – soprano, Caitríona O Mahony – baroque violin, James Taylor – organ and harpsichord

Thursday 4 August 2022, 8 pm, St. Barrahane’s Church, Castletownshend
Tickets €20, online, at the door, at Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen or text/call 086 226 4797


A joyful programme of 16th/17th century Italian music and Irish arrangements.
Programme booklet with texts and translation included.

For the duration of the Festival there will be toilets available at the church.

Programme

 
Se l’aura spira tutta vezzosa (1630)           Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
                           Gemma, Caitríona, James
 
L’Amante Segreto (1651) Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
                           Gemma, Caitríona, James
 
Augellin che’l tuo Amor (1620)    Stefano Landi (1587-1639)
                           Gemma, James
 
Sonata Representativa        Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
                          Caitríona, James
 
Ohimè, ch’io cado     Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
                          Gemma, James
 
Holländsche Nachtigall        Johann Adam Reincken (1643-1722)
                        James
 
My Lagan Love                        Traditional
                       Gemma, James
 
Táimse im’ chodladh         Traditional, the Hibernian Muse (ca. 1770)
                      Caitríona
 
O’Rourke’s Feast      Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738)
                                  with divisions & bass by L. Bocchi (fl. 1720)
                     Caitríona, James
 
Eibhlín a Rún   Traditional with variations by M. Dubourg (1703-1767)
                    Gemma, Caitríona, James
 
The Lark in the Clear Air         Traditional
                     Gemma, Caitríona
 
Zefiro Torna (1632)   Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
                    Gemma, Caitríona, JamesThe Cork County Harpsichord

The Cork County Harpsichord was made by the renowned English instrument maker Michael Johnson and purchased by Cork County Council in 2000 with assistance from the Arts Council.

The harpsichord is a copy of a mid-eighteenth century Franco-Flemish double manual instrument.  The original, a Goermans/Taskin harpsichord c.1764-83, is in the Russell Collection in Edinburgh.  It was chosen especially for its versatility.  As a solo instrument it has the range and capacity to enable the performance of virtually the entire harpsichord repertoire.  The harpsichord can be easily transposed to modern concert pitch or baroque pitch enabling it to be used in ensemble with either modern of period instruments.

2021, 22 ALL EVENTS

Jerry Creedon & Friends
Thursday 21 July | 8 pm
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