Kilkenny Arts Festival: Irish Chamber Orchestra and Sharon Carty, featuring a specially commissioned new work by Deirdre Gribbin

6 August 2022 17:00

St Canice’s Cathedral

Performers: Sharon Carty, voice; Irish Chamber Orchestra

This series of concerts pairs Shostakovich’s Symphony in C minor with a specially commissioned new work by Deirdre Gribbin

The composer Deirdre Gribbin presents a song cycle based on the words of her son, Ethan Stein a young poet with Down Syndrome whose striking imagery is inspired by the standing stones of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Using Ethan’s powerful imagery, Gribbin weaves together a musical journey through the reflection of this remarkable boy who has, directly and indirectly, inspired much of her work.


Shostakovich - Chamber Symphony in C minor, Opus 110a (arranged by Rudolph Barshai from the String Quartet no. 8).

Deirdre Gribbin - The Stones of Life


Tickets available via Kilkenny Arts Festival, booking here.


St Canice’s Cathedral