Line up for festival has something to suit all tastes
THE packed schedule for the upcoming Baroque Festival promises something to suit all ages and tastes.
From individual musical performances to chamber groups and orchestra ensembles not to mention some poetry and prose as well as a host of stunning locations, including Ardee’s Hatch’s Castle on Market Street, the event promises to be a major cultural highlight for the area this year.
On Friday, November 24th the festival will kick off with a Lit Lab Poetry Night in Hatch’s Castle.
This free event will start at 7.30pm.Lit Lab is a group of published and prize-winning writers from Meath and Cavan whose focus is writing poetry and prose.
Music Generation Louth Chamber Groups and Junior Strings will perform in St Mary’s Abbey on Saturday, November 25th at 12.30pm. Tickets for this event cost €5. Violinist Mairéad Hickey will perform in Hatch’s Castle on the 25th at 4pm. Tickets cost €10 for adults and €5 for children.
Irish Baroque Orchestra featuring Sinead Campbell-Wallace, soprano will headline on Saturday night in St Mary’s Abbey at 7.30pm.
On Sunday, you can join Sylvia Crawford from County Armagh at 1pm in Hatch’s Castle for a talk on the life and repertory of Patrick Quin, an 18th century harper from County Armagh
Michael McHale on piano and Brian O’Kane on cello will close the festival at 3pm on Sunday afternoon in St Mary’s Abbey. Tickets cost €15, €12 conc and €5 children.
Sinead Campbell Wallace who will feature in this year’s Ardee Baroque Music Festival.