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The Irish Quitar Quartet

Friday 12th April 2019

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The Irish Guitar Quartet
Jerry Creedon, David Keating, Fiona Falvey, Aengus Kirakowski

Luigi Boccherini Introduction and Fandango
Georges Bizet Carmen Suite
Patrick Roux Comme un Tango
Phillip Houghton Opals
Pachelbel's "Loose Canon"
Chet Atkins Blue Echo/Country Gentleman

'The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself’ - Ludwig van Beethoven

‘Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two’ - Frederic Chopin

Great minds think alike! If only Chopin had heard four guitars!

The Irish Guitar Quartet (IGQ) is one of Ireland’s most exciting music ensembles, performing a wide range of music from Baroque to Contemporary fusion. Utilising the wonderful versatility of the instrument to create textures and ambience, the IGQ have left nationwide audiences spellbound.

Join the IGQ in the NCH on Friday lunchtime April 12th as they hunt for Opals in Australia, take shelter from a storm in a Cuban Landscape, and dance the Tango in Argentina - all conveyed through the magic of the guitar!

Recent performances by the quartet have included St. John’s Theatre & Art Centre, Listowel; Fota House, Cork; RTÉ lyric FM; Boyle Arts Festival; Clifden Arts Week; Clonakilty International Guitar Festival; UCC; Guitar Festival of Ireland and a Schools Recital Series for West Cork Music. Forthcoming concerts include Siamsa Tire, Tralee; National Opera House, Wexford and Cork Orchestral Society.

Presented by Jerry Creedon