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19th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

If you’re looking for some musical events to attend next weekend, be sure to check out our friends at the Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, which takes place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th September. The festival is now in its 19th year, and it offers a wide range of performers, composers, and styles, situated amidst [...]

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ECEMF needs your support!

Dear friends, it’s an exciting time: we’re counting the days to the launch of 2014’s East Cork Early Music Festival (October 9-12), confident that this year’s line-up will deliver again one of the great experiences of the Irish musical calendar. ECEMF 2014 is ambitious, fresh, educational – simultaneously rooted in the musical life of Cork [...]

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Passamezzo Nuevo competition: results!

ECEMF are delighted to be able to announce the results of our Passamezzo Nuevo competition, for best new piece for Baroque strings! Judges Maya Homburger and Barry Guy have picked a winner, and it’s “Passacaglia Apis” by Justin Grounds. A special mention was also given to two other compositions, “Corkamesca” by Jerome de Bromhead and [...]

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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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