Groove Theory/Irish Baroque Orchestra Tour

Monica Huggett rehearsing Groove Theory

Groove Theory/Irish Baroque Orchestra Tour

The Irish Baroque Orchestra today begins its three-day tour performing Groove Theory written by American fiddle player Hollis Taylor.

Written especially for the Artistic Director of the IBO, Monica Huggett, the work mixes Baroque, jazz and folk elements. The tour begins in Limerick with a free lunchtime concert at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, travels to Galway for a performance tonight at the Ballroom at Seapoint (8pm), followed by performances in the Project Arts Centre in Dublin (1.05pm) and St Peter’s Church, Portlaoise (7pm) on Friday, and the Civic Theatre in Tallaght on Saturday (8pm). The Orchestra will be joined by jazz drummer Kevin Brady.

Watch a video here of rehearsals for the premiere of Groove Theory by the Portland Baroque Orchestra in the US, including interviews with Taylor and Huggett. For more information, visit 

Listen below to an extract from the work and an interview with drummer Kevin Brady on Dublin City FM.   



Published on 22 November 2012

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