3 Kids of Music Digital Pop-up!

Online

12 December 2020 at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm (This event has concluded)

Free-of-charge

Galway Music Residency presents a digital version of its renowned multi-genre series this Saturday 12th December. 3 Kinds of Music was one of the many Covid casualties, depriving Galway audiences of a tasting menu of classical, jazz, folk and traditional music earlier this year. This digital edition will treat audiences to musical pop-ups throughout a single day, featuring short performances from the wide array of musicians who were due to perform last spring. Curated by music mastermind Matthew Berrill, the one-day festival will feature some of Ireland’s best emerging and established musicians on Facebook and YouTube at 𝟭𝟭𝗮𝗺, 𝟭𝗽𝗺, 𝟯𝗽𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟱𝗽𝗺, 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲.


Enjoy performances from ConTempo Quartet, featuring John Caulfield (classical), Dave Clancy with Eoin Wynne and Matthew Berrill (Folk), Marueen and Brendan Browne (trad) and Róísín Mulliez with Jimmy Fitzgerald (Jazz).


The Galway Music Residency is supported by NUI Galway (education partner), the Arts Council, Galway City and County Councils and GMIT. Donations welcome. For further information, visit www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie.

From Europe with Love: Romania

A Port of Galway Series

01 December 2020 at 1.00pm (This event has concluded)

Galway Music Residency’s From Europe with Love is back with its final instalment of 2020 on Tuesday 1 December at 1pm. This special edition of the series sees ConTempo Quartet celebrate their native Romania on Great Union Day. This national holiday in Romania marks the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom in 1918.

ConTempo Quartet will perform a varied programme, showcasing the very best of Romanian music from works by celebrated composers George Enescu and Theodor Grigoriu, to lesser known musical gems. With a strong traditional folk theme throughout, the concert will be a toe-tapping lunchtime treat!

Galway Music Residency is honoured that this event will be introduced by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Ireland, Mrs. Manuela Breazu. Though a live audience is not possible, the lunchtime concert will be broadcast from the beautiful Oughterard Courthouse and will be available to watch for FREE on Facebook and YouTube. Sign up to Galway Music Residency’s mailing list to receive this concert via email:

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The Port of Galway is the generous title sponsor of From Europe with Love.

From Europe with Love: Croatia

A Port of Galway Series

Online

06 November 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

From Europe with Love is back with another instalment slightly later than planned on Friday 6 November at 1pm. This month ConTempo Quartet visit Croatia, the home of our sister European Capital of Culture Rijeka, to explore the music of female composer Dora Pejačević. Though a live audience is not possible, the lunchtime concert will be broadcast from the beautiful Oughterard Courthouse and will be available to watch for FREE on Facebook and YouTube.

Galway Music Residency is dedicated to showcasing the music of talented female composers and Dora Pejačević (1885-1923) is no exception. Considered a major Croatian composer, she left behind an impressive catalogue of 106 compositions when she died at just 37 due to complications following childbirth. She was descended from one of the most distinguished noble families in Croatia and was the daughter of a Hungarian-Croatian Count Teodor Pejačević who served as Ban (ruler) of Croatia-Slavonia between 1903 and 1907. Pejačević was given her first piano lessons by her mother, a Hungarian Baroness and talented pianist in her own right, and studied music in Croatia and Germany from an early age. However, she was mostly self-taught and was an accomplished pianist, violinist, composer, actress and patron of the arts. Sadly, much of her work remains unpublished. ConTempo Quartet will perform Pejačević’s String Quartet in C Minor Op 58, a rich and romantic work and the perfect antidote to the Level 5 blues! An introduction to the music will be given by Galway-based Croatian potter Jed Gjerek.

The Port of Galway is the generous title sponsor of From Europe with Love.

From Europe with Love: Hungary

A Port of Galway Series

The Mick Lally Theatre/ Online

06 October 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

€6 pp

From Europe with Love is back! Following 6 months of uncertainty and many concert cancellations, Galway Music Residency is delighted to return to Live events, albeit under very different circumstances. From Europe with Love, the organisation’s ambitious monthly lunchtime series exploring string quartet repertoire from all 27 EU member countries, resumes in its temporary home, The Mick Lally Theatre.

ConTempo Quartet, who are originally from Romania, will quite suitably perform Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances. This suite of six short pieces was originally composed for piano, but was later orchestrated for small ensemble. The suite is based on seven Romanian tunes from Transylvania and according to the composer should take precisely four minutes and three seconds to perform! In addition to these Dances, the quartet will perform Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4. This work is considered as one of the composer’s masterpieces. It contains musical ideas from Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian music and demands great technical skill from the performers. It is the first time in his published work that the now famous ‘Bartók Pizzicato’ is heard, where the performers pluck a string so hard, it snaps against the instrument. An introduction to the music will be given by Galway-based Hungarian pianist, piano teacher and accompanist David Szabo.

From Europe with Love will take place in line with government regulations and GMR is working closely with the venue’s team to ensure all safety controls are in place. Upon booking, patrons will receive clear guidelines to follow when attending the venue, so they can enjoy these performances in safety and comfort. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only a reduced audience can be facilitated and booking is essential. However, continuing its commitment to making high-quality music accessible to as many people as possible, Galway Music Residency will be live streaming these events for FREE on our Facebook page for all to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Online donations are welcome.

Tickets for live attendance cost €6 each will be sold in pairs so that patrons from the same household can attend together. They are available from https://www.druid.ie/the-mick-lally-theatre/whats-on


The Galway Music Residency is proudly supported by NUI Galway (Education Partner), the Arts Council, GMIT, and Galway City and County Councils.

The Port of Galway is the generous title sponsor of From Europe with Love.

Beethoven250

 Galway International Arts Festival’s Autumn Edition

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway City

21 September 2020 at 6pm (This event has concluded)

€8-12 per concert or €30-38 for the series

Galway Music Residency is delighted to present Beethoven250 as part of Galway International Arts Festival’s Autumn Edition Programme.

From Europe with Love: Austria

A Port of Galway Series

The Mick Lally Theatre/ Online

01 September 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

€6 pp

From Europe with Love returns!

JazzTempo

Online

28 August 2020 at 1pm (This event has concluded)

Free

What do you get when you combine ConTempo Quartet with Jazz musicians? JazzTempo! To close the summer, Galway Music Residency brings you a special Live Streamed event on Friday 28th August at 1pm.

This event will be the culmination of an intensive socially distanced residency shared by ConTempo Quartet and four Galway city and county based Jazz musicians: Matthew Berrill (clarinet/sax), Aengus Hackett (guitar), Roisín Mulliez (voice) and Barry Donohue (Double bass). During this time of experimentation, the musicians will challenge one another and learn from each other's experiences in their respective music genres. Based on new compositions by Matthew Berrill and a number of Jazz standards, the musicians will develop a new work of music for performance, taking inspiration from both the 'Jazz' and 'Classical' idioms.

The 40-minute performance, which will take place in the beautiful surrounds of the Oughterard Courthouse in County Galway, can be watched live on Facebook (@thegalwaymusicresidency) free of charge, with donations most welcome.

From Europe with Love: Estonia

POSTPONED

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

02 June 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we travel to Estonia!

Apprentice Ensemble Summer Recital

POSTPONED

Lower Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

17 May 2020 at 3pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Hear our Apprentice Ensembles perform for the final time as they complete GMR's Apprentice Ensemble Programme.

ConTempo Countywide: Oughterard

POSTPONED

Oughterard Courthouse

07 May 2020 at 1pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Hear ConTempo Quartet on their countywide tour! On Thursday 7 May, ConTempo Quartet perform a beautiful lunchtime concert for the people of Oughterard.

From Europe with Love: Slovenia

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

05 May 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we travel to Slovenia! 

Wait

In association with Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Nun's Island Theatre

21 April 2020 at 8pm (This event has concluded)

€12/ €7

Experience the WORLD PREMIERE of Wait a new piece for String Quartet, composed by Ailís Ní Ríain, which was co-commissioned by GMR and Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

From Europe with Love: Cyprus

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

07 April 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we travel to Cyprus!

ConTempo Countywide: Athenry

In association with Athenry Music School

Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry

05 April 2020 at 7.30pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Logo (2)Hear ConTempo Quartet on their countywide tour! On 5th April, we make a stop in Athenry where ConTempo Quartet will perform alongside the Athenry Camerata.

3 Kinds of Music #3

The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

04 April 2020 at 11am (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Settle into spring with a veritable collection of musicians for a stimulating aural discovery through diverse musical traditions.

NUI Galway Open Day

CANCELLED

Siobhan McKenna Theatre, NUI Galway

28 March 2020 at 11am (This event has concluded)

FREE

Attend a taster workshop with Dr Aidan Thomson and ConTempo Quartet as part of the NUI Galway Open Day.

Waking the West

POSTPONED

Kilcornan Hall, Brothers of Charity, Clarinbridge

22 March 2020 at 6pm (This event has concluded)

€12/€10/€30 (family)

ConTempo Quartet joins forces with Coole Music Youth Orchestra and Youth Ballet West to present a spectacular evening of music and dance!

3 Kinds of Music #2

CANCELLED

The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

21 March 2020 at 11am (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Settle into spring with a veritable collection of musicians for a stimulating aural discovery through diverse musical traditions.

From Europe with Love: Luxembourg

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

03 March 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we travel to Luxembourg!

3 Kinds of Music #1

The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

29 February 2020 at 11am (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Settle into spring with a veritable collection of musicians for a stimulating aural discovery through diverse musical traditions.

ConTempo Countywide: Kylemore Abbey

The Gothic Church, Kylemore Abbey

09 February 2020 at 3pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Hear ConTempo Quartet on their countywide tour! 

From Europe with Love: Ireland

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

04 February 2020 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we stay at home for a special celebration of Ireland.

Apprentice Ensemble Winter Recital

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway

26 January 2020 at 3pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Hear our Apprentice Ensembles perform as they reach the halfway mark on this mentorship programme.

Midwinter Festival

BEETHOVEN

Town Hall Theatre, Galway City

17 January 2020 at 8pm (This event has concluded)

€25/ €22.50/ €10 Available from www.musicforgalway.ie

GMR is delighted to continue its long-term partnership with Music for Galway by presenting ConTempo Quartet during its Midwinter Festival once again. ConTempo will open the festival this year with a concert marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

ConTempo Countywide: Headford

In association with Headford Music Works

Campbell's Tavern, Headford

15 December 2019 at 5pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Hear ConTempo Quartet on their countywide tour! On Sunday 15 December we stop in Headford where ConTempo will perform alongside Headford Music Works Ensembles.

3 Kinds of Music Christmas Special

Sponsored by LK Shields

The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

14 December 2019 at 11am (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with some seasonal airs and festive favourites from John Blek (singer/songwriter), Ciara O'Leary Fitzpatrick (concertina), and the ConTempo Quartet.

Music & Musings - WORLD PREMIERE

The Black Gate Cultural Centre

05 December 2019 at 8pm (This event has concluded)

€10/ €5

ConTempo Quartet perform the WORLD PREMIERE of a new work for String Quartet by Irish composer Ed Bennett. This work was co-commissioned by GMR and the Galway City Council as part of a three-year commissioning initiative.

From Europe with Love: Sweden

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

03 December 2019 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we travel to Sweden!

Music & Musings - Marian Ingoldsby

The Black Gate Cultural Centre

14 November 2019 at 8pm (This event has concluded)

€10/ €5

ConTempo Quartet perform Struck by a raindrop by Irish Composer Marian Ingoldsby. This work will be paired with Britten’s String Quartet No. 3.

From Europe with Love: Bulgaria

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

05 November 2019 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we travel to Bulgaria!

Silent Shorts

The O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance

08 October 2019 at 8:30pm (This event has concluded)

€15/€10 – available at www.eventbrite.ie with limited availability on the door

Enjoy a unique evening of comedy with Buster Keaton’s classics One Week (1920) and The Haunted House (1921) paired with Charlie Chaplin’s Romance The Immigrant (1917) with live music.

From Europe with Love: Spain

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

01 October 2019 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we travel to Spain!

Music & Musings - Seán Doherty

The Black Gate Cultural Centre

26 September 2019 at 8pm (This event has concluded)

€15/€10

ConTempo Quartet perform The Devil’s Dream by Irish Composer Seán Doherty. This work will be paired with excerpts from Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 ‘From My Life’.

Culture Night Trail at NUI Galway

Siobhan McKenna Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway

20 September 2019 at 1pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

GMR continues Culture Night in conjunction with NUI Galway, its long term Education Partner. Together, we bring you a lunchtime experience of music, song, art and performance on the theme of ‘movement’.

Culture Night Trail at Parkmore

EA, Parkmore

20 September 2019 at 10.30am (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome - online registration required)

Starting from EA, follow this musical trail through a number of buildings in the business park where our internationally-renowned resident ensemble, ConTempo Quartet, will bring music of the highest calibre to our Parkmore Friends. Refreshments from 10:00 am.

ConTempo Countywide: Portumna

In association with Shorelines Arts Festival

Christ Church, Portumna

19 September 2019 at 11:30am (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

Join ConTempo Quartet for a coffee concert as part of the fantastic Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna

From Europe with Love: Germany

The Port of Galway Lunchtime Series

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

03 September 2019 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (donations welcome)

This three-year lunchtime concert project celebrates the European Union’s shared musical heritage exploring its String Quartet repertoire. This month we visit Germany with a performance of Brahms String Quartet no. 2.

From Europe with Love: The Highlights

St Nicholas' Collegiate Church

16 July 2019 at 1pm (This event has concluded)

Due to popular demand, the Galway Music Residency is delighted to announce that it will present From Europe with Love: The Highlights on Tuesday 16th July at 1pm in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

ConTempo at Traidphicnic

An Spiddeál

07 July 2019 at 2pm (This event has concluded)

FREE (Donations Welcome)

ConTempo Quartet, with piper Pádraic Keane, will perform a varied programme of Irish music written for string quartet or music inspired by Irish themes and the uilleann pipes

ConTempo joins the Circus!

St. Joseph's Community Centre, Shantalla

16 June 2019 at 3pm & 7pm (This event has concluded)

Available on the door: €10/ €6/ €25 (family)

Continuing a long-standing tradition of collaboration across the art forms in Galway, the Galway Music Residency and the Galway Community Circus join forces for two performances on Sunday 16 June at 3pm and 7pm in St Joseph’s Community Centre, Shantalla.

From Europe with Love: Denmark

Lunchtimes with ConTempo

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

04 June 2019 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

Free - Donations Welcome

Year one of the Galway Music Residency’s ambitious Lunchtime with ConTempo project entitled From Europe with Love concludes on Tuesday 4th June at 1:10pm in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Connecting the Dots

An Exhibition

Ballinasloe Library, Ballinasloe

16 May 2019 at 6pm (This event has concluded)

Free

The Galway Music Residency invites the people of Galway to a public exhibition celebrating the output of an intergenerational, multi-ethnic project entitled Connecting the Dots.

From Europe with Love: Latvia

Lunchtimes with ConTempo

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

07 May 2019 at 1.10pm (This event has concluded)

Free - Donations Welcome

The Galway Music Residency’s ambitious Lunchtime with ConTempo project entitled From Europe with Love continues on Tuesday 7th May at 1:10pm in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Music for Galway's Lunchtime Series presents: GMR's Apprentice Ensembles

Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway

24 April 2019 at 1pm (This event has concluded)

Free

The Galway Music Residency (GMR) is delighted to present its 2018/19 Apprentice Ensembles in their final performance as part of Music for Galway (MfG) Lunchtime Series which is run in association with NUI Galway’s Arts in Action and sponsored by SAP.

ConTempo Countywide: Loughrea

The Abbey, Loughrea

13 April 2019 at 7.30pm (This event has concluded)

Free

As part of its ConTempo Countywide series, the Galway Music Residency in partnership with Coole Music & Arts presents a very special evening concert on Saturday 13th April at 7:30pm in The Abbery, Loughrea.

NUI Galway Open Day

O'Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

06 April 2019 at 2pm (This event has concluded)

Free

Join ConTempo Quartet and Dr Aidan Thomson of the BA in Music for a taster music workshop as part of NUI Galway's spring Open Day.