Thank you all! Rewards on the way
Thank you to all our funders! We are approaching the final run-in to the Festival so it's go, go, go here. Your rewards are being organised - you will be receiving an e-mail from us soon. IN the meanwhile, the festival programme has come together and there are a number of very exciting events. The programme is all up on our new website www.galwayearlymusic.com, so do take a look at what's coming up! We'll be in touch again soon.
We promised to tell you about the exciting finale of Romans and Celts...
On one side, the Roman Army with horns used for giving orders, organised, disciplined. They clash their spears and swords agains their shields and give the war cry as they march steadily towards...
The Gauls, whose mighty trumpas and carnyx fill the air with sound that seems to batter against you. Their champions stand to the front, challenging the Romans to single combat, but the Romans don't oblige. And so, with trumpas and carnyx blowing, they run forward, giving their war shout and banging their weapons against their shields.
And so the Celts meet the Romans in Galway - but what will be the outcome? Come to the concert Romans and Celts to find out!!
2 days to reach our goal - last in still wins!
We're getting there!
Thank you to all our latest funders. You are stars!
Thank you to our latest funders!
Thank you to all our latest funders. You're all stars!
Triplepipes, harp and voice from Scotland: Coracle is coming
The music of the Celtic areas of the British Isles is a part of the European story and the wonderful and evocative ensemble Coracle open the festival with a concert of Scottish early music from ancient lays to Bardic poetry and the instrumental music of the triplepipes and early Gaelic harp. Coracle are Griogair Labhruidh (voice), Siobhán Armstrong (early Gaelic harp) and Barnaby Brown (triplepipes and highland bagpipes). They are old friends, first appearing to great acclaim at the 2012 festival (with the help of our first FundIt Project!). Only 5 days left for the current FundIt project - thanks for your help so far.
Nearly halfway there with 8 days to go!
Thank you to all our new funders - many of whom are very shy, seemingly! We have a big job to do in the next eight days, so if you know of anyone whose intentions are good, but who haven't gotten around to doing the deed - please give them a nudge!
Oops! Ensemble Mare Balticum youtube link doesn't work!
Hmmmm, we can't add the video link to the links at the left. It's on our facebook page - if you haven't already, please 'like' us!
Underwater Archaeology Inspires Concert
The Swedish Ensemble Mare Balticum were inspired to put together the programme they will be performing in Galway by the discovery of musical instruments in the Kronan, a royal Swedish flagship which spectacularly sank in 1627. One of the few survivors was a trumpeter. Their concert brings alive the tragic loss of the Kronan through music, slides and readings. There's an award winning trailer for this concert worth watching. We've added the link to our weblinks on the left of the page.
Welcome to our most recent supporters!
Many thanks to Anna Lardi Fogarty, Deirdre Ni Chonghaile, John Rogers and three anonymous supporters. Your help is much appreciated!
The Romans are coming!
'Romans and Celts: War and Peace' is one of the main events of this year's Galway Early Music Festival. It is going to be an amazing experience. Ludi Scaenici (with your help) will introduce the classical Roman sound of lyre, kythara, tibia, aulos and drum, while Ancient Music Ireland with friends John Purser, John Kenny and and Peter Holmes tell an ancient tale with trumpas, horns, lyre, rattle and drum. And the finale!!!....well, more of that anon!
Thank you to our anonymous funder who has gotten the ball rolling within minutes of the project going live!