BMS Northern Lights Mini-Fest: Darragh Morgan and Ruth McGinley
BMS welcomes back Darragh Morgan and Ruth McGinley, two of Northern Ireland’s leading, internationally renowned musicians, to launch this year’s Mini-Fest. Darragh and Ruth are no strangers to Belfast audiences, but this is the first time they have toured together – their concert is the start of a NI tour organised by Moving on Music.
The programme includes local composer Deirdre McKay's 'Secundum', originally commissioned by BMS to celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2001, and premiered during the Belfast Festival at Queen's that year. The relationship with the Belfast Festival continues to this day, in a new guise: the BMS Northern Lights Mini-Fest is presented in association with the 2019 Belfast International Arts Festival.
Moeran Violin sonata in E minor
Anon. ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’, arr. Britten
Anon. ‘Sé Fáth mo Bhuartha’, arr. Havelock Nelson
Deirdre McKay Secundum
Enescu Andantino Malinconico
Franck Violin sonata in A major