25 Feb. 2019

Leonard Barry to perform IMA at The Model

Our next Informal Music Afternoon features Leonard Barry and the Uilleann pipes, and also the dance: The Ciaccona or Chaconne – with examples from a variety of composers including Merula, Bertali, Purcell, Marin Marais, Corelli, Lully and Cazzati. Also Nicola Cleary will perform a Corelli violin sonata.

Leonard Barry, from North Kerry but now Sligo-based, is one of Ireland’s finest uilleann pipers. He has played and taught the pipes in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. Leonard has worked with many of Ireland’s leading singer songwriters including Luka Bloom and John Spillane. In this IMA Leonard will introduce this fascinating iconic instrument and something of its solo repertoire.

Sligo Baroque Orchestra will explore the dance form, the Chaconne that first appeared at the end of the 16th Century and evolved throughout the baroque era and beyond appearing in trios for the Royal Bedchamber by Lully, in theatre music by Henry Purcell and as the first movement of a Vivaldi concerto.

Nicola Cleary, just back from taking part in Paris-based Orfeo 55’s latest recording, will perform a Corelli violin sonata.

Informal Music Afternoons are the monthly live music event in Sligo for all who enjoy music, offering always an eclectic mix of music in a relaxed cabaret-style setting. Aiming at musical excellence and convention-free accessibility, and the promise that you will hear something new.

Admission is just €5 and children go free

We hope to see you there,

Informal Music Afternoons are produced by Sligo Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Model and with support from the Arts Council and Sligo County Council.

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