St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music

St. Barrahane’s Church of Ireland


(8km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51


+353 86 226 4797 (Jacqueline Weij)

The Spero Quartet

February 17, 2023

8:00 pm

Organised in collaboration with the National String Quartet Foundation

Myross Church of Ireland, Union Hall, P81 T384

Tickets €15
Available online, at the door, at Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen
or text/call 086 2264797


Jennifer Murphy, violin, Brigid Leman, violin

Ali Comerford, viola, Yseult Cooper Stockdale, cello


Haydn – Quartet in D minor Op.76 No.2 ‘Fifths’[1797]

Deirdre Gribbin – ‘Hearing your genes evolve’ [2014]

Dvořák – Quartet in E flat Op.51 ‘Slavonic’ [1879]

The Spero Quartet return for their fourth tour for the Foundation with a programme including one of Haydn’s finest and most popular quartets, his Fifths quartet from 1797. Deirdre Gribbin’s fascinating ‘Hearing your genes evolve’ is based on DNA patterns from the 1000 Genomes project and Dvořák’s E flat major quartet is one of his most gorgeous creations, full of melody and Bohemian folk spirit.