Music in Drumcliffe 2012

Music in Drumcliffe 2012

Music in Drumcliffe will take place from 5 to 7 May in Sligo and features a range of music centred on the Vogler Quartet.

The Vogler Quartet

Music in Drumcliffe, a chamber music festival which takes place in St. Columba’s Church in Sligo ‘at the foot of Benbulben mountain and in the heart of Yeats Country’, will run from 5 to 7 May this year, and features an impressive line-up of events centred around its ensemble in residence, the Vogler Quartet.

The Voglers will perform alongside such musicians as pianist Michael McHale, harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen, cellists Nicolas Altstaedt and Brian O’Kane, and pianist Doriana Tchakarova. Repertoire will include music by composers such as Schumann, Dutilleux, Dvořák, Gershwin, Field, Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov, Bach and Brahms.

In addition to this core programme, the 2012 edition of the festival will feature a number of new events, including open rehearsals with the Voglers and guests on the Saturday morning, a bow making lecture and demonstration with Noel Burke on the Saturday afternoon, a ‘new music literary trail’ in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre, which will take place daily around the environs of Drumcliffe, together with a ‘walk and talk lecture’ with composer Benjamin Dwyer around the listening posts of the trail, and a late night festival club with guest artists in The Elsinore, Yeats Country Hotel, on Saturday evening at 10pm.

For information and bookings contact Artscope at + 353 (0)1 505 9582 or via email at info [at]

Published on 21 March 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at

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