Peter Whelan

ECEMF 2021: Irlandiani

 

Methodist Church Kinsale
Saturday 9th October, 2:30pm
Tickets: €15 / €12

 

 

Picturing the musical life of early 18th Century Ireland, Carina Drury’s Irlandiani explores the influence of Irish traditional music on Italian baroque composers living in Ireland at the time, and how a fashion for the Italian baroque style also influenced the Irish composers of the day.

 

 

Programme

Irlandiani is a programme from the debut album from the Irish baroque cellist Carina Drury. Picturing the musical life of early 18th Century Ireland, the album explores the influence of Irish traditional music on Italian baroque composers living in Ireland at the time, and how a fashion for the Italian baroque style also influenced the Irish composers of the day. The trio explore favourite Irish tunes from The Neal Collection – the first ever printed collection of Irish music from 1724 – side by side with cello sonatas by Francesco Geminiani and Lorenzo Bocchi, both of whom lived in Ireland in the 18th century.

 

 

…musically sensitive.. the playing is excellent, and the musical story fascinating.

 

Early Music Reviews

 

Whenever I hear [Irlandiani], I will think of the optimism it gifted us at the end of one of the most stressful years any of us can remember.

 

Fatea Magazine

This concert will also be available as part of East Cork Early Music Online 2021