Tradition in the Royal Court - Renaissance Europe and Irish Music

Tradition in the Royal Court - Renaissance Europe and Irish Music

Irish music and musicians were prized in Renaissance Europe, and this special concert explores the marriage of Irish and European music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Curated by Eamon Sweeney, Music Network Artist in Residence 2018.

Tour Dates

Thurs 13 Dec, 8pm Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Book Tickets

Irish music and musicians were prized in Renaissance Europe, and this special concert explores the marriage of Irish and European music from the 16th and 17th centuries. It features celebrated musicians from the traditional, classical and early music worlds - Paula Murrihy (Mezzo Soprano), Eamonn Bonner (Tenor), Cormac Breatnach (Susato Whistles), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (Violin) and Eamon Sweeney (Lute, Early Guitars) - performing music by 17th century composers John Dowland, Ruairí Dall Ó Catháin, and from the traditional canon.  

This concert is curated by Eamon Sweeney, Music Network Artist in Residence 2018. Commenting on the residency, Eamon Sweeney says, “I am excited and grateful to have this fantastic opportunity to bring together many of my favourite artists in one great venue and present a varied programme of outreach and concerts which reflects my passions – Early Music, Irish Music, Poetry, Song, Music for Children and Babies”.

 

Paula Murrihy, Mezzo Soprano

Eamonn Bonner, Tenor

Cormac Breatnach, Susato Whistles

Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Violin

Eamon Sweeney, Lute and Early Guitars

Thurs 13 Dec Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 8pm , €16 / €14 (01) 2724030

"You seem entirely at home in your art"

- Seamus Heaney on Eamon Sweeney

"outstandingly focussed & eloquent"

- Times UK [on Murrihy]

"consistently beautiful"

- The Irish Times [on Mac Con Iomaire]

"magnificent"

- The Irish Times [on Breatnach]