Galway International Arts Festival: Strings Attached - Bill Whelan

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Lombard Street, Galway City

Date: 19 July 2023 at 6:00pm

Price: Tickets €16 each or €40 for all three concerts [limited availability]

Grammy award-winning composer Bill Whelan treats classical and traditional worlds as equals in his world premiere composition performed by ConTempo Quartet and rising stars of Irish traditional arts, siblings Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta. Alongside this premiere, this atmospheric concert weaves a rich tapestry of tunes, airs and contemporary music inspired by the traditional, and features renowned Galway-piper Pádraic Keane.


WEDNESDAY 19 July 2023

Something Like Light But Not (2017)

By Amanda Feery

Pádraic Keane, uilleann pipes; ConTempo Quartet, string quartet

The Coast of Galicia (from the “Seville Suite”) (1992)

By Bill Whelan

Séamus Ó Flatharta, harp; Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, whistle; ConTempo Quartet, string quartet

String Quartet No. 2 “Cranning”: Movements 3 & 4 (2004, revised 2009)

By Dave Flynn

ConTempo Quartet, string quartet

Set of traditional tunes and airs

Séamus Ó Flatharta, Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta and Pádraic Keane

Stolen Hearts *World Premiere

By Bill Whelan

Séamus Ó Flatharta, voice, whistle; Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, voice, fiddle; ConTempo Quartet, string quartet

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