Join Cantairí Chonamara for a celebration of Connemara.
Running from Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November Connemara Songlines will celebrate the wild beauty of Connemara through music and visual arts.
Presented by Cantairí Chonamara as part of the Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas programme, Connemara Songlines also acknowledges the strong connections the western edge of Ireland has with the rest of Europe and the diverse community of people that call Connemara home.
‘Landscape Twenty20’, a visual arts exhibition of Connemara based artists, whose work responds to the Connemara landscape, will launch on Thursday 31 October at 6.30pm at the Festival Gallery at the Station House.
This diverse exhibition will be on display from 11am to 5pm from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November.
Saturday, 2 November sees the first ever performance of a newly commissioned piece of music ‘Connemara Songlines’ composed by Máire Ní Dhuibhir. Cantairí Chonamara will be joined by members from the French choir, Choeur Diapason, from Montreuil-sur-Mer, and Hungarian choir, Pesterzsébeti Városi Vegyeskar, from Budapest, creating a joint ensemble of 70 singers and 25 musicians.
The choirs will be accompanied by young musicians from Music Matters, under the leadership of Máire Ní Dhuibhir, along with the Ruddy Family and traditional musicians Francis Duggan (flute) and Maidhc Ó hÉanaigh (uilleann pipes), as well as singers Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin, Úna McGlynn and Aodán McGlynn.
Tickets are €10 and available on the door.
For more information visit the Cantairí Chonamara website.