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The Vespertine Quintet and Liam O Maonlai 'A Night Of Winter'

Coughlans, Douglas St.

Mon 26 Jan 2015
9:00 pm

The Vespertine Quintet continue their spellbinding residency of collaborative concerts in Coughlans Live on the last Monday of each month. They will be joined by Liam ó Maonlaí on this night. Made up of 5 West Cork musicians (including 2 composing members), the quintet was born last winter as an idea by violinist Justin Grounds to gather some friends and play some sparse and wintery minimalist music by Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds and Estonian Arvo Pärt. They put on a series of house concerts, gathering friends in houses in West Cork, sharing warm food and wine and playing their program. Word soon got out and the quintet were invited to play to a sold out audiences at Glebe Gardens, Lissard House for the Skibereen Arts Festival, and most recently at the Ballydehob Arts Festival. In July they hosted a unique concert in De Barra’s, collaborating with acclaimed local composer Clodagh Simonds of Fovea Hex, melding their soulful live strings and piano in new arrangements of her pieces. Now they are embarking on a continuation of this theme - hosting a series called ‘A Night of Winter’ with special guests. The aim is to create a new kind of concert experience, crossing genres of early classical and baroque music with modern bands and artists, all in a cozy intimate setting, the perfect way to get through the winter. Other artists joining the quintet over the series include Dublin band Nanu Nanu, Choice Music Prize winner Adrian Crowley, idiot songs, Liam o Maonlai and iconic vocalist Maria Doyle Kennedy

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