Galway Early Music Festival: Body & Soul featuring music by Fiona Linnane

27 May 2023 13:00

Mick Lally Theatre

Photo by: Ilani Smishkewych Kosovske

Body & Soul celebrates the unique sound-world of contemporary works for period instruments in a programme bridging time periods and diverse cultures. Featuring Baroque violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord, and percussion, this lunchtime concert invites the listener on a musical voyage in which the past inspires the present, and the present illuminates the past, creating a continuum of sound and movement that is current and transformative. Body & Soul features Irish and world premieres of works by living composers from Ireland and around the globe—Tal Arbel, Will Ayton, Brooke Green, Justin Grounds, Samuel Howley, Fiona Linnane, and Oscar Tysoe. This programme is curated by harpsichordist Yonit Kosovske, who gratefully acknowledges her Arts Council of Ireland Music Bursary Award (2022) supporting her exploration of New Music for Harpsichord as a solo and collaborative instrument.


Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord
Caitríona O’Mahony, baroque violin
Sarah Groser, viola da gamba
Vlad Smishkewych, percussion


Yellow (violin & harpsichord) – Samuel Howley 

Phoenix Chaconne (violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord) – Brooke Green 

Reza Barati  (violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord, percussion) – Brooke Green 

Meditation 1 (viola da gamba) – Will Ayton 

Leatherwing (harpsichord & tape) – Fiona Linnane

Alchemy  (viola da gamba & harpsichord) – Tal Arbel 

3 Trowie Settings (violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord) – Will Ayton 

Ostinato in Seven  (violin & harpsichord) – Oscar Tysoe 

Triple Spiral  (violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord) – Justin Grounds    


Tickets available from Galway Early Music festival.


Mick Lally Theatre

Druid Lane

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