Music for Galway and Galway 2020 in association with Irish National Opera present

Paper Boat

DATE 11–13 June Paper Boat Audio Installation April to August
LOCATION Galway City
VENUE St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
A new opera for Galway, to celebrate 700 years of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.


On Midsummer’s Eve, a young homeless man, and a mother and child arrive in St. Nicholas’ Church to claim sanctuary. But an army from the past is gathering outside the doors, threatening to repeat the destruction of Galway by Cromwell’s army centuries ago. Now, the people of Galway are being asked to risk their own safety to protect the strangers, and the leaders of the 14 tribes must decide.

A professional cast and orchestra are joined by singers and musicians of all ages from Galway. Join them to find out what the tribes decide.

Music, Elaine Agnew Libretto, Jessica Traynor
Director, Conor Hanratty
Conductor, Sinead Hayes

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