Important Event Update - ConTempo Countywide, April 2024

Good Music for Bad Weather

Venue: Main Street, Oranmore Galway H91 Ar23 Galway

Date: 21 April 2024 at 12:00pm

Price: FREE! Donations welcome.

Important Event Update
- Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, our ConTempo Countywide concert in Brampton Care Home Oranmore this Sunday 21 April, can no longer be open to to public.

Our Concerts for the Celtic Calendar continues in April with a look at the Irish weather through the eyes of the Brindled Cow. In this old Irish folk tale, during the month of March an old brindle cow, an bó riabhach, complains about the bad winter weather but boasts that despite her age she will outlive it and greet the mild weather of April. The Month of March takes offense to her complaints and boasting and steals a number of days from April to lengthen the winter period. The old cow is unable to keep going through this unexpected addition of harsh weather, and dies. The moral of the story is: complain about the weather or test the elements at your peril!

ConTempo Quartet will perform a specially curated programme in honour of The Days of the Brindled Cow as part of ConTempo Countywide in Brampton Care, Oranmore – open to both residents and the general public. The programme features classical and contemporary works that contemplate bad weather. From stormy movements of Beethoven’s Serioso quartet and Ravel’s only string quartet, to works depicting the rain including Marian Ingoldsby’s Struck by a Raindrop, ConTempo Quartet will present a very atmospheric programme.

Entry to all concerts is free, all are welcome. Donations are welcome. No booking is required.

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