Online event #3 – 50th Birthday Concert

Sunday 7th June, 7.30pm Join the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival for an ‘almost-live’ concert, featuring musical contributions from the homes of pianists Philippe Cassard, Dearbhla Collins, Finghin Collins and John O’Conor; violinist, Katherine Hunka; violist, Rosalind Ventris; cellist, Marc Coppey; guitarists, Sean Shibe and Xuefei Yang; accordionist, Dermot Dunne, clarinetist, Carol McGonnell; sopranos,…

50 Years of the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

A GOLDEN JUBILEE BIRTHDAY FOR GREAT MUSIC IN IRISH HOUSES FESTIVAL June 7th marks a significant milestone in the history of the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival as it is the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s longest-running chamber music festival.  Started in 1970 in Castletown House in Leixlip, then the home of the Hon. Desmond…

RTÉ lyric fm’s The Full Score & Great Music in Irish Houses

Friday June 5th, 1-4pm On Friday, June 5th, RTÉ lyric fm will devote one of its flagship daytime programmes, The Full Score, with Liz Nolan to the Festival. Between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm, the programme will include contributions from distinguished musicians and will also feature former artistic director Judith Woodworth and Ciara Higgins, the…