Louth Contemporary Music Society presents: Folks' Music

Louth Contemporary Music Society presents: Folks' Music

Friday, 16 June 2023, 8.10pm

The upcoming Louth Contemporary Music Society Festival, taking place on June 16-17, 2023, will present a range of work included world premieres under the title Folks’ Music. Artists include Chamber Choir Ireland, composer/singer Caroline Shaw and the Esposito Quartet, Sigma Project, Explore Ensemble, and traditional musicians Zoë Conway, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Máirtín O’Connor, Mick O’Brien, and Louise and Michelle Mulcahy.

Folk’s Music begins on Friday evening at St Nicholas Church of Ireland in Dundalk, with a performance by Chamber Choir Ireland. The programme includes new works from North American composers Linda Catlin Smith and Cassandra Miller, as well as Caroline Shaw’s unique incantation “How to Fold the Wind”.

On Saturday, the Explore Ensemble will perform in Dundalk Gaol, featuring a new piece for string quartet and electronics by Irish composer Sam Perkin as well as music by Clara Iannotta. In the afternoon, Sigma Project, the Spanish sax quartet, will perform at St Vincent’s Chapel, presenting pieces primarily by Spanish composers.

At the Spirit Store, the Esposito Quartet will offer a performance of a new piece by Laurence Crane, and will be joined by composer and singer Caroline Shaw for a group of contemporary folk songs. The festival will culminate with a performance of Terry Riley’s In C by Irish traditional musicians Zoë Conway, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Máirtín O’Connor, Mick O’Brien, and Louise and Michelle Mulcahy at St Nicholas Church.

For full programme see below and for booking visit https://www.louthcms.org.

Friday 16 June, 8pm
Chamber Choir Ireland conducted by Paul Hiller
St Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Caroline Shaw – How to Fold the Wind
Linda Catlin Smith – Folio (World Premiere)
Cassandra Miller – The City, Full of People (World Premiere)

Saturday 17 June, 1pm
Explore Ensemble
Music by Clara Iannotta, Cassandra Miller and Sam Perkin (World Premiere)
Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol

Saturday 17 June, 3pm
The Sigma Project
St Vincent’s Chapel Dundalk

Saturday 17 June, 5pm
Caroline Shaw with the Esposito Quartet
Caroline Shaw, vocals, Mia Cooper, violin, Anna Cashel, violin, Joachim Roewer, viola and William Butt, cello
The Spirit Store, Dundalk

Saturday 17 June, 8pm
Terry Riley’s In C performed by Irish Traditional Musicians led by Zoë Conway
St Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dundalk
There may be returns or cancellations

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Added by Journal of Music on 25 May 2023

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