World premiere of new work by Stephen Gardner

22 May 2019 19:30

Strokestown House

Ellen Demos, experimental vocalist
Sean MacErlaine, woodwind and live processing
Alex Pectu, percussion
Arun Rao, Cello 

The GIFT: a semi-improvised musical work which celebrates the gift by The Choctaw Nation towards Irish Famine Relief in 1847. This was a remarkable act of generosity and humanity, given that The Choctaw were a displaced people in a state of destitution. The contemporary Choctaw poet LeAnne Howe and Irish poet Doireann Ni Ghriofa have commemorated this event. Their text is the basis of this work.
A basic score by Stephen Gardner was developed and improvised upon over the course of several months. 
The work will last approximately, with a brief reception at 7.00pm and music commencing from 7.30pm.
Admission is Free, but places are strictly limited.

Strokestown House

Strokestown Park House Strokestown,
Co. Roscommon