2018/19 Concert Series Announced!

Posted on: Monday, 17th September 2018 @ 3:51pm

West Cork Music is committed to presenting performances of the finest of music all year round. Outside of our festival-filled summer season, our Concert Series runs in the spring and autumn each year, featuring Irish and international soloists and ensembles in West Cork venues.

You'll be able to book online now for most concerts, or you can call our office on +353 27 52788. 

Find the full details of our Concert Series here.

Special offer!
Book all three 2018 concerts for €43 (discount of 17%)
To avail of this offer, ring the office on 027 52788

RTÉ ConTempo Quartet

Sunday 30th September 2018, 3.00pm, St Brendan’s Church, Bantry
in collaboration with RTÉ

Admission €20, Students and children €10


Hugh Tinney 60th Birthday Celebration Tour

Sunday 18th November 2018, 3.00pm, St Brendan’s Church, Bantry
in collaboration with Classical Links

Admission €20, Students and children €10


Doolan Quartet

Sunday 2nd December 2018, 3pm, St Brendan’s Church, Bantry
in collaboration with National String Quartet Foundation

Admission €12, Students and children €8


Lir Quartet

Sunday 10th March, 2019, St Brendan’s Church, Bantry
in collaboration with National String Quartet Foundation

More details coming soon ...


Time to Tune Up!

Posted on: Tuesday, 04th September 2018 @ 3:44pm

Tuning Up is a music-in-schools programme which aims to bring students face-to-face with the best Irish performers of the baroque, classical, modern and traditional repertoire.  Tuning Up complements the music curriculum at primary and post-primary level.  It is concerned wtih broadening the young person’s experience of music, encouraging a sense of exploration and engagement with music in a positive interactive environment.

Our 2018/19 programme of Tuning-Up projects is finalised. 

The projects take place during October, November and January, and if you are a school in County Cork, interested in signing up for any of them, please contact Sara by email or by ringing the West Cork Music office on 027 52788.

October 8 - 12 Doolan String Quartet

The Doolan String Quartet will take Haydn’s ‘Emperor’ Quartet and Schubert ‘s ‘Death and the Maiden’ to new extremes of musical imagination and creativity. The four musicians and their facilitator Diane Daly will explore the musical structural form of Theme and Variations, to encourage their listeners to have fun with methods of composition, string playing techniques and recognition of musical ideas.

October 22 – 26  Aurora Harp and Flute Duo

Prepare to be swept away into the wonderful world of live music making and performance with the Aurora Flute and Harp Duo. In this informal and educational workshop Fiona and Katie, along with their instruments, will explore the importance and power of water in music and the world.

November 5 - 7  Artemis Brass Ensemble

This interactive workshop features the instruments of the Brass Quintet and charts the progression of music from Baroque to contemporary music and jazz in an exciting and interactive way. Hailing from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Artemis Brass features many of the island's leading orchestral and chamber musicians.

November 8 & 9 Irish Guitar Quartet

Join the IGQ as they hunt for Opals in Australia, take shelter from a storm in a Cuban Landscape, and dance the Habanera in Spain - all conveyed through the magic of the guitar. Through participation in an ensemble exercise, the students will learn about teamwork, cooperation and what it takes to be part of a successful group.

January 14 – 18 Bangers and Crash Percussion with Caitriona Frost and Alex Petcu

Two members from the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group, Caitriona and Alex, take to the stage to show off all that percussion has to offer. The world of percussion is incredibly vast and there are thousands upon thousands of percussion instruments in existence today. The aim of this workshop is to introduce students to some of these instruments, to raise their curiosity and give them a taste of music-making through both observation and direct participation.

Find out more on our Education pages.