Countdown to the Tenth Festival

The preparations are well under way for the 10th East Cork Early Music Festival! The programme books went to the printer last week, and alongside the details of each concert, they include photos and quotes, addresses from both Douglas Gunn and Sarah Cunningham, and a...

Harpsichord by Antoine Vater, 1738

During previous years, East Cork Early Music has been fortunate to feature some unique historical instruments – including a lute by Sixtus Rauwolf (Augsburg, c. 1590) which Jakob Lindberg played with Emma Kirkby in 2008.  This year, we are proud to feature an...

Festival Programme 2012

We are delighted to announce the programme for the tenth East Cork Early Music Festival.  This year, as always, we are extremely fortunate to be able to present some wonderfully talented musicians.  Internationally acclaimed baroque violinist Rachel Podger and the...

Festival Programme 2011

We are pleased to announce the programme for this year’s East Cork Early Music Festival.  We are proud to feature Irish and international stars such as Emma Kirkby, the London Handel Players, Irish Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists and harpsichordist Malcolm...

The Festival is off to a flying start!

The festival began today with Ian Wilson giving masterclasses in the CIT Cork School of Music. Those of you lucky enough to be there will agree with me when I say that Ian is such a wonderful teacher. So sensitive to each students’ needs and articulating subtle...

One more day to go!!!

The festival is nigh upon us- and it’s beginning to feel like the night before Christmas!!! Thursday to Sunday is going to be packed full of exciting events, artists and of course MUSIC! We’ve just been putting the finishing touches to our family...

One Week to the Festival!!!

We’re getting very excited- less than a week to go. Everything’s coming together- no thanks to Ryanair!!!- we’ve had quite a job getting musicians and instruments into the country! Now we’re looking forward to the MUSIC!!!!

Jeff Buckley Performs Dido’s Lament

I’ve been exploring performances of baroque music by rock/pop artists. 320 years later Dido’s Lament is hugely popular with contemporary singers across all genres!  Jeff Buckley’s version is undoubtedly my favourite. If you haven’t already heard it I hope you...