David Power

The Piper and the Faerie Queen – Camerata Kilkenny and David Power

St. Multose Church Of Ireland, Kinsale.
Sunday 16th October 2016, 3.30pm
Tickets: €20
Children under 16 free with a paying adult

Camerata Kilkenny with David Power – Uilleann Pipes
Maya Homburger – baroque violin
Claire Duff – baroque violin
Marja Gaynor – baroque viola
Sarah McMahon – baroque cello
Barry Guy – bass
Malcolm Proud – harpsichord/organ

A programme of music inspired by fantastical literary works from the 17th century alongside traditional Irish music with associated themes performed by the great Irish Uileann piper David Power.


An Droighneann Donn (The Brown Thorn)

Mystery Sonata No. 1 ‘The Annunciation’ – H.I.F. Biber (1644-1704)
Air and Set Dance – An Leanbh Sídhe and The Garden of Daisies (The Fairy Child)

Gulliver Suite for 2 violins TWV 40:108 – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Daydreams of the Laputians and their attendant flappers
Loure of the well-mannered Houyhnhnms & Wild dance of the untamed Yahoos
Gigue of the Brobdingngians
Chaconne of the Lilliputians
Air and Long Dance – An raibh tú ar an gCarraig? and Rí na Síoghe (The King of the Fairies)

Overture: La Musette (a suite for strings and continuo in G minor) No.6 TWV 55:g1 – Georg Philipp Telemann
Reels – The Pinch of Snuff and The Salamanca

Passacalia à 4 (2 violins/viola/bass) – Biagio Marini (1594-1663)

Pastoral (Pifa) from Messiah – G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

Suite from the Fairy Queen – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Prelude/Hornpipe/Overture/Air/Rondeau/Prelude/Entry Dance/Hornpipe/Dance of the Fairies/Chaconne/Air/Jig/Prelude/Dance for the Followers of Night/Air/Dance for the Green Men/Monkey’s Dance/Air/Air
The Fox Chase

The Piper’s Galliard – John Dowland (1563-1626)

The Fairy Queen – Turlough O’Carolan

Sī Bheag, Sí Mhór (Fairy Hills) – Turlough O’Carolan

Camerata Kilkenny

Camerata Kilkenny gave the impression that time is to be treasured, not to be rushed, that the music was somehow to be dwelt in, not pressured, and who’s to argue when the music is by Bach? Anja Lipfert Pöche … is a real star.

Irish Times

The busiest musicians of the week were the players of Camerata Kilkenny. The group’s leader, violinist Maya Homburger, bore a Herculean workload, and Malcolm Proud, who was heard on organ as well as harpsichord, was not far behind.

Michael Dervan

Irish Times

Listeners foresaw this would be a great one and packed the Hugh Lane Gallery until, alas, no more could be admitted. Bach, period instruments, excellent players ….. and incredible music.

Irish Times