Peter Whelan

ECEMF 2021 Online: Musica di e per donne

Available online from Thursday 18th November. Online concerts will be available on-demand for 3 weeks after the date of release.

Our online tickets are available at a minimum of €5, however you are welcome to donate another amount, and we are hugely grateful for your support. We suggest a donation of €8 for this concert. East Cork Early Music is a registered charity.

Aisling Kenny – soprano
Siobhán Armstrong – historical harps

At the historic convent of Nano Nagle Place, Galway soprano Aisling Kenny and renowned harpist Siobhán Armstrong explore a more hidden stream of women’s early music. Join them on a journey from the songs of the secret Ferrarese Concerto delle Donne, to music attributed to Anne Boleyn in captivity.


Francesca Caccini (1587–1641) – Lasciatemi qui solo

Luzzascho Luzzaschi (c. 1545–1607) – Aura Soave 

Mary Dering (1629–1704) – A false deign to be cruel

Anne Boleyn (c.1501–1536) – O Death rock me asleep 

Anon. (c. 1520s) – Harp solo: My Lady Carey’s Dompe, GB-Lbl MS Roy. App. 58 

Henry Purcell (1659–1695) – The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation 

Lucrezia Vizzana (1590–1662) – Ave Stella Matutina

Francesca Caccini – Harp solo: O che nuovo stupor, Il primo libro delle musiche (1618) 

Francesca Caccini – Regina Caeli

Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677) – Lamento: Lagrime mie

Barbara Strozzi – Che si può fare