The Contemporary Music Centre presents Music in the Historic Quarter

29 July 2010

The streets of Dublin’s Historic Quarter are set to resound with the sound of new music from 21 August to 1 September 2010 as part of the Contemporary Music Centre’s new initiative, Music in the Historic Quarter. Music in the Historic Quarter consists of The Contemporary Music Centre Outdoor Music Trail and an event programme.

The Contemporary Music Centre Outdoor Music Trail contains works by different Irish composers playing in five outdoor locations. There is an inner trail with three locations playing music outdoors daily from 1pm to 4pm.  There is also an extended trail incorporating the first three locations, plus two additional locations which can be followed and listened to with a smartphone by downloading a free app for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and Android devices. The extended trail employs the very latest in location-based, augmented reality technology.
 
‘Music in the Historic Quarter has come about as a result of the rich music tradition in the area in which we are located, which continues right up to the present day. The Historic Quarter is home to many music organisations and venues and we are delighted to be working with many of these as partners in our new initiative’ says Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre.

Music in the Historic Quarter is to be launched with a private preview, 5pm to 7pm, Friday, 20 August 2010 by Evonne Ferguson, newly appointed Director of the Contemporary Music Centre. This is Evonne’s first official engagement after taking up the position of Director of The Contemporary Music Centre in August 2010.

An extensive event programme follows from 21 August to 1 September involving St Audoen’s Church, The Amphitheatre at Dublin City Council, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The Back Loft, City Hall, The Coach House and the Smock Alley Theatre. Please see attached list of events.

The Contemporary Music Centre Outdoor Music Trail is free. The event programme is mostly free. Some events have admission charges. Please refer to each event for booking and ticket information. A microsite, will be built as part of www.cmc.ie and will contain all downloading instructions along with an interactive music trail map and further details on all composers, works, locations and the event programme.
 
Music in the Historic Quarter is made possible through the funding support of Dublin City Council and the Summer in Dublin programme www.dublincity.ie as well as the ongoing funding support of the Contemporary Music Centre by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
 
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting and developing the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. It is used on a national and international basis by performers, composers, promoters and members of the public interested in finding out more about music in Ireland.

For further information and to arrange interviews with any of the composers or performers involved contact Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, tel: 01 673 1922, email: khennessy@cmc.ie www.cmc.ie

 
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Music in the Historic Quarter
 

The Contemporary Music Centre Outdoor Music Trail
 
Inner Trail

Music playing outdoors 1pm – 4pm daily
 

    * The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane
      Atlantica         Ian Wilson (2001) 7’

    * Contemporary Music Centre, Fishamble Street
      Four Guitars      Kevin Volans (2003) 6’
 

    * Civic Offices (Christ Church Entrance)
      ahu-akiva         Gordon Delap (2007) 5’
      phorM             Judith Ring (2003) 15’
 
Extended Trail
The extended trail comprises all 5 locations and requires a compatible smartphone

    * Dubh Linn Gardens (opposite the Coach House, Dublin Castle)
      The Bell of Bronach     Eibhlis Farrell  (2009) 8’

Baginbun – 1170AD       Vincent Kennedy  (2006) 3’


    * St Patrick’s Park (beside St. Patrick’s Cathedral)

   Streetwalker            Donnacha Dennehy (2003) 12’
 

Music in the Historic Quarter Calendar of Events
 

21 Aug    Daoiri Farrell and Friends, St Audoen’s Church, Cornmarket. 3pm – 430pm Free t: 01 6770088 www.heritageireland.ie
 

25 Aug      Rawstorne Singers Choral Evensong, Christ Church Cathedral. 6pm – 7pm Free t: 01 6778099 www.cccdub.ie
           

26 Aug      Don Giovanni (Mozart), Dublin City Council Opera in the Open series, The Amphitheatre. 1pm – 2pm. Free

            t:  01 2227850 www.dublincity.ie
 

26 Aug      Rawstorne Singers Choral Evensong, Christ Church Cathedral. 6pm – 7pm Free t: 01 6778099  www.cccdub.ie
 

26 Aug      Stuart Nicholson 'Starwars and Rude Noises' organ recital, St Patrick’s Cathedral. 630pm – 730pm. Free t: 01 4539472               www.stpatrickscathedral.ie
 

27 Aug      Anúna, The Back Loft, c/o La Catedral Studios. 730pm – 9pm €15 t: 087 9509994 www.ticketoffice.ie
 

27 Aug      Bell Ringers, Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church Place, Dublin 8. 7pm Advance booking required. Free t: 01 6778099  www.cccdub.ie


 28 Aug     Dublin Guitar Quartet, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. 1pm – 2pm Free t: 0872456971 www.dublincity.ie
 

 28 Aug     Rawstorne Singers Choral Evensong, Christ Church Cathedral.5pm – 6pm Free t: 01 6778099  www.cccdub.ie
 

29 Aug      Rawstorne Singers Sung Eucharist, Christ Church Cathedral. 11am – 12pm Free t: 01 6778099  www.cccdub.ie


 29 Aug     Rawstorne Singers Choral Evensong, Christ Church Cathedral. 330pm – 415pm Free t: 01  6778099  www.cccdub.ie
 

 31 Aug     Music Network presents Paudie O Connor (box) and Aoife Ni Chaoimh (fiddle), Coach House, Dublin Castle. 11am – 11.30am.

Free t: 01 6719429 www.musicnetwork.ie
 

 1 Sep      Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Evensong recital, Christ Church Grounds. 6pm – 615pm. Free t: 01 6778099 www.cccdub.ie
 

 1 Sep      The Galway Ensemble in Residence - ConTempo Quartet. Smock Alley Theatre. €10 / €7 / under 16s free.

            t: 091 586706 or www@thegalwaymusicresidency.ie
 

Tours and visits

 
St Patrick’s Cathedral www.stpatrickscathedral.ie
St Audoen’s Church Visitor Centre www.heritageireland.ie
Christ Church Cathedral www.cccdub.ie