The Galway Music Residency hosts a 3-day 10th anniversary festival

The Galway Music Residency, with Music for Galway, celebrates its tenth anniversary with a three-day festival of concerts, talks and workshops in venues in NUI Galway. Artists who will perform include the ensemble-in-residence The ConTempo Quartet, pianist Isabelle O’Connell, accordionist Dermot Dunne, guitarist/singer Ariel Hernandez and the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet. Events include a workshop with Isabelle O’Connell, a talk with composers Jane O’Leary and Karen Power (the Galway Music Residency Composer-in-Residence) and a concert of piano quintets, including music by O’Leary, and a new work, hearing leaves by Karen Power.

  • 26 February, 6pm: piano workshop with Isabelle O’Connell, Aula Maxima
  • 27 February, 1.10pm: ‘The Making of Music’, talk with Jane O’Leary and Karen Power, The Cube
  • 27 February, 7pm: Opening of the Galway Music Residency Display of Archival Materials, Lower Aula
  • 27 February, 8pm: ConTempo Quartet and Isabelle O’Connell in concert, with music by O’Leary, Shostakovich, Mozart and a new work by Karen Power, Aula Maxima
  • 28 February, 8pm: ‘A Night of Latin American Music and Song’, ConTempo Quartet, Dermot Dunne and Ariel Hernandez in concert, Aula Maxima
  • 1 March, 1.10pm: ‘Music & Words’, ConTempo Quartet and poet Kevin O’Shea, Galway City Library
  • 1 March, 8pm: ‘Octets, Sextets and Quartets’, ConTempo Quartet and Vanbrugh Quartet in concert, Aula Maxima

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Tickets cost €20/€16/€6, with 3-day festival passes costing €55/45. Tickets are available from Opus 2, No. 4 High Street, Galway, by phone from Music for Galway at 091705962 or

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