The drawing room in Hatch’s castle is the perfect location for an intimate music recital. Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey will return home from Germany for this one-off concert. Mairéad is much in demand for the beauty, quality and sensitivity of her playing. For this hour-long concert, she will perform a programme of baroque pieces for solo violin. Space is limited. Booking advisable.
*Hatch’s Castle is not suitable for people with mobility issues
Sun 22nd Nov 3pm St Mary’s Abbey
€15 adults; €12 conc & €5 children
For the closing concert of the Festival, enjoy an afternoon of beautiful Baroque music by three of Ireland’s greatest interpreters of this era, Malcolm Proud (harpsichord), Roisin O’Grady (soprano) & Aoife NicAthlaoich (cello).
Robert Johnson (1582?-1633) Where the bee sucks
Where Full fathom five Where Woods, rocks, and mountains Where Hark, hark! the lark Where Have you seen the white lily grow?
William Byrd (1543-1623) My Lady Nevell’s Ground (solo harpsichord) Thomas Campian (1567-1620) Never weather-beaten sail William Lawes (1602-1645) Gather ye rosebuds while ye may Domenico Gabrielli (1651-1690) Ricercar no. 3 in D (solo cello) Barbara Strozzi (1619-1667?) Cantata ‘Lagrime mie’ Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Laudate Dominum
======= J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Recitativo & aria ‘Phöbus eilt mit schnellen Pferden’ BWV 202 Francesco Geminiani Sonata in F, op.5 no.5 for cello and continuo
Adagio, Allegro moderato, Adagio, Allegro
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Gentle shepherds
From silent shades (Bess of Bedlam)
Oh! fair Cedaria
Sweeter than roses
Sat 21st Nov 7:30pm St Mary’s Abbey
€18 full; €15 conc & €5 children
This concert will be compered by RTÉ lyric FM presenter, Liz Nolan.
We’re delighted that the Irish Baroque Orchestra will return to Ardee to headline the 2015 Festival. Conducted and led from the harpsichord by Lars Ulrik Mortensen, the IBO will perform a programme of Telemann and Bach including Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Suite No. 3 in D Major which features one of the most famous melodies of all time, Air on the G string.
J.S. Bach: Sinfonia from cantata 209 “Non sa che sia dolore”
G.Ph. Telemann: Suite in G Major, TWV55:G4,
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in D Major
G.Ph. Telemann: Concerto in E minor, TWV52:e3, for flute, violin and strings
Sat 21st Nov 3pm St Mary’s Abbey
€10 adults & €5 children
Featuring four of Ireland’s leading musicians, this Quartet will perform some of the best known and loved works from the Baroque era, including Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, excerpts from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Handel’s Water Music.
A firm favourite in the Ardee Baroque Festival, Kids’ Classics “Handel’s Fireworks” brings audiences back in time. Two musicians in period costume will give an insight in to what life entailed back then! Using handheld percussion instruments, children will rehearse some of Handel’s music in an educational, fun and interactive way. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop
On Thurs 19th, Ardee native, Pádraig Lynch will officially open his Exhibition ‘At 75’ to coincide with the launch of the 2015 Ardee Baroque Festival. Writer Noel Monaghan, a close collaborator of Pádraig’s, will read from selected works. Some of Noel’s poems feature on Pádraig’s paintings. The exhibition will be open to the public from Tues 17th until Sat 21st Nov. Pádraig will give painting demonstrations in the library on Wed 18th from 10.30am to 12.30pm & 2pm to 4pm
We’re delighted to share the programme for the 2015 Ardee Baroque Festival. It’s wonderful that in our twelfth year, the founder ensemble, the Irish Baroque Orchestra is still at the centre of the Festival. Other returning ensembles include Musici Ireland and the ever-popular Kids’ Classics. This year, musician Aideen Morrissey will give a talk on Music at the time of the Battle of the Boyne and we’ll have a recital by three of Ireland’s finest interpr eters of Baroque music, Malcolm Proud, Roisin O’Grady and Aoife NicAthlaoich.
New to this Festival is an association with internationally acclaimed and Ardee-born painter, Pádraig Lynch. An exhibition of Pádraig’s work titled “At 75” will take place in Ardee Library including readings by poet and writer Noel Monaghan as well as a painting demonstration with Pádraig.
We are committed to keeping ticket prices affordable, with many events Free and others having both concession and children’s rates. To help create a festival mood and encourage people to explore and experience as much as possible over the weekend, we are offering a Festival ticket for just €35. Many restaurants will be offering Early Bird meals to enable you to fit everything in.
We hope that whether you’re a novice or an expert, young or old that you’ll find something to enjoy at this year’s Ardee Baroque Festival.
The Festival is generously funded by Louth County Council, Create Louth and the Arts Council.
Booking: Tickets can be Reserved on 087 3434523; firstname.lastname@example.org and Frame & Art, off Irish St, (adjacent to Deeside Supplies Hardware). Unfortunately we can’t accept credit card. Payments by cash or cheque only.