Festivals, — August 28, 2009 16:48 — 0 Comments

Young Musicians : Quigley

I promised, always in future, to give plenty of advanced notice of the Newry Chamber Music events, so here goes ….


Local pianist Sean Rooney currently is performing at the Aspen Festival in Colorado.  He has won first prize a number of times at Feis Ceoil.  He is a student at the Royal Irish Academy of Music at Dublin.

Violist Rebecca Breen, also from Newry has gained a first class honours degree from the Royal College of Music at London.  She lives 50 metres from me and my wife was her first teacher.  ‘Nuf said !!

Three Belfast performers join them : Malachy Frame, trumpeter ; Michael Trainer, violinist ; and cellist David Sloan.  Michael appears frequently as guest leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra: he too is a graduate of RCM of London.  Malachy and David have both recently played with the National Youth Orchestra of GB at the famous London Proms. 

Amongst other pieces, these musicians will perform a specially commissioned arrangement by Steve Barnet of well-known Irish airs and dances.

I wouldn’t miss it.

Nor should you!

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