Peter Whelan

ECEMF 2021 Online: Mr. Handel’s Adventures in Ireland

Recorded live at The Glucksman, UCC
In association with FUAIM

Bridget Cunningham – harpsichord

Special guest artist harpsichordist Bridget Cunningham takes on the superstar of the 18th century with a solo recital following Georg Frideric Handel’s adventures in Ireland in UCC’s Glucksman Gallery


Overture from Messiah HWV 56 harpsichord arrangement by G.F. Handel

Overture from Esther HWV 50 harpsichord arrangement by G.F. Handel

Andante – Larghetto- Allegro

Allemanda in B flat by Thomas Roseingrave

Sarabande from the 7th Sett by Thomas Roseingrave

Vivement in D minor by Francesco Geminiani                                 

Allemande, Courante and Air and Variations from Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV 428 by G.F. Handel    

Sarabande, Gigue and Passacaille from Suite No. 7 in G minor HWV 432  by G.F. Handel      

Der Arme Irische Junge (The Poor Irish Boy)   Anonymous

Handel’s Forest Music      Anonymous

Air and Variations from Suite No. 5 in E major HWV 430 by G.F. Handel   

Cunningham’s playing is brilliantly authoritative… loving superb keyboard playing but her thoughtful and imaginative programme means that we are double tempted. 

Planet Hugill

Handel has never sounded better.

BBC Music Magazine