Wood Quay Summer Sessions return on Thursdays in July with online lunchtime concerts streamed from WQSS Facebook page

Wood Quay Summer Sessions return in July for a series of online lunchtime concerts broadcast from Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay Venue. Now in its sixth year, this ever-popular outdoor series is moving online for 2020, with four unique online concerts streaming from 1.00pm on Thursdays throughout July on the Wood Quay Summer Sessions Facebook page.

In addition to the video performances from the four acts presented by the Contemporary Music Centre, First Music Contact, Improvised Music Company and Music Network, Dublin’s Near FM 90.3 will broadcast the concerts each Thursday, alongside behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists.

This year, CMC presents the following programme of music by leading composers from Ireland performed by Cassiopeia Wind Quintet at 1.00pm on Thursday, 16th July 2020:

Elaine Agnew - Colmcille
Joan Trimble - Three Diversions
Jennifer Walshe - like glass in a mirror on a window pane

Cassiopeia Wind Quintet
Catriona Ryan, flute
Matthew Manning, oboe
Deirdre O’Leary, clarinet
John Hearne, bassoon
Cormac Ó hAodáin, french horn

Improvised Music Company presents BigSpoon on Thursday, 9th July, Music Network presents Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien on Thursday, 23rd July and First Music Contact presents Pow Pig on Thursday, 30th July.