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All Strings Bright and Beautiful: The Carolan String Quartet and guitarist Ewan Cowley

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17 Sep

All Strings Bright and Beautiful: The Carolan String Quartet and guitarist Ewan Cowley

17th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm

All Strings Bright and Beautiful: The Carolan String Quartet and guitarist Ewan Cowley

The Carolan String Quartet and guitarist Ewan Cowley have more strings to their bows, more tricks up their rolled-up sleeves and more genres of music under their fingers than you can shake a stick at. The Carolan String Quartet have enjoyed long associations with contemporary Irish traditional music, most notably with composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, elements of which will be showcased in this concert. The classical music closely associated with a string quartet is juxtaposed with more experimental forms as well as the original and arranged music of Ewan Cowley, which is best described as contemporary folk, music that sounds instantly familiar on first listen. Within the five-piece, a group called Trio Elatha is disguised, a lively violin/cello/guitar combo that boasts cleverly arranged and original Irish traditional music. The five-piece recently appeared on RTÉ Lyric FM’s Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott, as part of a ‘kaleidoscope night’ and, indeed, it is a truly kaleidoscopic evening that these stellar Irish musicians promise for their debut Clifden Arts Festival appearance.

Sponsored by Alan and Mary Hobart.

Admission €10

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 17th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Christ Church
Address: Church Hill
Organizer Name: Clifden Arts Festival
Phone: +353 (0)87 331 5009