ECEMF needs your support!

Dear friends, it’s an exciting time: we’re counting the days to the launch of 2014’s East Cork Early Music Festival (October 9-12), confident that this year’s line-up will deliver again one of the great experiences of the Irish musical calendar. ECEMF 2014...

Passamezzo Nuevo competition: results!

ECEMF are delighted to be able to announce the results of our Passamezzo Nuevo competition, for best new piece for Baroque strings! Judges Maya Homburger and Barry Guy have picked a winner, and it’s “Passacaglia Apis” by Justin Grounds. A special...

Passamezzo Nuovo – Competition for Composers!

East Cork Early Music Festival invites Irish and Irish-based composers (there is no age limit) to write a new original piece for Baroque strings. The winning piece will be performed at ECEMF’s main concert on October 10th 2014 by the newly-formed Cork Baroque...

Update: Festival 2014

Don’t worry, we haven’t gone anywhere! Preparations for East Cork Early Music Festival 2014 are well under way, and it’s looking rather exciting so far! We hope to have details of performers and venues for you very soon. This year’s festival...

Camilla Griehsel: guest star with More Hispano!

We’re excited to announce that More Hispano will be joined by a Guest Star: singer Camilla Griehsel.  If you’d like to know more about Camilla, you can read her biography here: Camilla Griehsel is originally from Sweden and currently lives in Schull, West...

New direction for Cork Baroque Orchestra

As we’re well aware by now, running a festival brings its own fair share of drama! Unfortunately, German harpsichordist Jörn Boysen (who was to appear at two concerts this year) has been taken ill, and cannot attend.  As well as wishing Jörn a speedy recovery,...

Fund It: thank you!

The success of our recent Fund It drive was really marvellous, and it exceeded all of our expectations. Not only did we actually reach our target of €3,000, but we exceeded it by some €95. This means that we can provide a great festival this year, and that we’ll...

Cork Baroque Orchestra: a fresh new venture!

We’ve had our fair share of exciting collaborations, new ventures and special performances over the last ten festivals.  This year is no exception, as we introduce our brand-spanking-new Orchestra in Residence, Cork Baroque Orchestra. Cork Baroque Orchestra was...

East Cork Early Music WANTS YOU!

We at East Cork Early Music need your help to keep this festival going! When you have such a spectacular line-up of performers as we’ve got coming up this October, the costs mount up fairly quickly.  So, even though there’s no real corporate machine behind...