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Passamezzo Nuovo – Competition for Composers!

East Cork Early Music Festival invites Irish and Irish-based composers (there is no age limit) to write a new original piece for Baroque strings. The winning piece will be performed at ECEMF’s main concert on October 10th 2014 by the newly-formed Cork Baroque Orchestra and their guest director, the acclaimed violinist and Early Music specialist [...]

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Update: Festival 2014

Don’t worry, we haven’t gone anywhere! Preparations for East Cork Early Music Festival 2014 are well under way, and it’s looking rather exciting so far! We hope to have details of performers and venues for you very soon. This year’s festival takes place from the 9th to the 12th of October 2014, watch this space!

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Camilla Griehsel: guest star with More Hispano!

We’re excited to announce that More Hispano will be joined by a Guest Star: singer Camilla Griehsel.  If you’d like to know more about Camilla, you can read her biography here: Camilla Griehsel is originally from Sweden and currently lives in Schull, West Cork. She began her singing career in Stockholm, where she performed in [...]

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New direction for Cork Baroque Orchestra

As we’re well aware by now, running a festival brings its own fair share of drama! Unfortunately, German harpsichordist Jörn Boysen (who was to appear at two concerts this year) has been taken ill, and cannot attend.  As well as wishing Jörn a speedy recovery, we’re also delighted to welcome Finnish harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen, who will now [...]

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Fund It: thank you!

The success of our recent Fund It drive was really marvellous, and it exceeded all of our expectations. Not only did we actually reach our target of €3,000, but we exceeded it by some €95. This means that we can provide a great festival this year, and that we’ll still be going strong in 2014! [...]

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Timeless music, fresh approach: Welcome to ECEMF 2013.

2013 is a year of new departures for East Cork Early Music.  Quite a lot of new ventures make their appearance on this year’s Programme – and outside it, too!  With only three weeks to go until the 2013 Festival, our new Artistic Director, Marja Gaynor, has written a message to make you all feel [...]

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Cork Baroque Orchestra: a fresh new venture!

We’ve had our fair share of exciting collaborations, new ventures and special performances over the last ten festivals.  This year is no exception, as we introduce our brand-spanking-new Orchestra in Residence, Cork Baroque Orchestra. Cork Baroque Orchestra was dreamt up by cellist Eimear Reidy and violinist Marja Gaynor in response to the growing interest in [...]

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East Cork Early Music WANTS YOU!

We at East Cork Early Music need your help to keep this festival going! When you have such a spectacular line-up of performers as we’ve got coming up this October, the costs mount up fairly quickly.  So, even though there’s no real corporate machine behind the Festival (we’re just a group of passionately dedicated volunteers), [...]

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Of Festivals and Fancies

As ever, we at East Cork Early Music are planning another jam-packed Festival this year! Following on from 2012′s 10th Festival, we’re already getting ready to celebrate ten years since the first Festival back in 2003.  Over four days (10th – 13th October), the coming festival promises to bring you some exciting new ventures, as [...]

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Countdown to the Tenth Festival

The preparations are well under way for the 10th East Cork Early Music Festival! The programme books went to the printer last week, and alongside the details of each concert, they include photos and quotes, addresses from both Douglas Gunn and Sarah Cunningham, and a description of a rather unique harpsichord featured at one of [...]

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