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Donation appeal for Festival 2015!

Dear friends, The countdown to the 13th East Cork Early Music Festival has begun! Once again, we are proud to present a fresh, ambitious, varied programme of Baroque music in Cork City and County, and look forward to hosting international specialists in collaboration with the best of Irish talent. Long-established master musicians? Yes. Bright new [...]

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ECEMF Chamber Music Competition

East Cork Early Music Festival announces its first Chamber Music Competition! Aimed at students and young professionals, the competition will take place on Thursday October 8th at 1pm in CIT Cork School of Music. The winning ensemble will be offered a paid concert as part of East Cork Early Music Festival’s 2016 line-up. The competition will be [...]

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Music of the Baroque: Madrigal ’75 and Cork Baroque Orchestra

Cork-based vocal ensemble Madrigal ’75 (director James Taylor) are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.  To celebrate this milestone, they are teaming up with Cork Baroque Orchestra (who made their debut at ECEMF 2013), as well as acclaimed soloists Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Bridget Knowles (alto) to present the Gala Opening Concert of the Cork International [...]

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March Event – Passion Chorales at Crawford Art Gallery

East Cork Early Music is pleased to present an off-season pop-up performance, Passion Chorales on Saturday March 21, Crawford Art Gallery at 3:30pm. Students, graduates and staff of the CIT Cork School of Music will perform the chorale melodies from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, re-ordered into a soul-searching narrative reflecting the modern-day response to the [...]

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A spirit of youth in everything: welcome to ECEMF 2014.

With just over a week to go before East Cork Early Music Festival 2014, Artistic Director Marja Gaynor has written a message to get you as excited about next week’s festival as we are: A warm welcome to the 12th East Cork Early Music Festival! Timeless music, fresh approach: It’s an ironic aspect of the [...]

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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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