The 2nd Donegal Chamber Music Festival features the work of Irish composer Derek Ball

Taking place in the beautiful setting of Glenveagh National Park from 29 May to 7 June, the festival includes a number of works by Letterkenny-born composer Derek Ball.

The opening concert on 29 May by the Donegal Chamber Orchestra includes his Mosters from the Forest (1996). On 1 June, Donegal Camerata will perform his 2011 piece O’Carolan in Love, a work based on dances and tunes by Turlough O´Carolan and specially composed for the group.

The remaining concerts feature vocal music – Five Tagore Songs (2011) – in a concert entitled ‘Songs for a Summer Evening’ 6 June with the Conwal Singers, and a work for string ensemble – Brian Rae’s Berceuse – performed by the Donegal Camerata String Quintet.

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