Trad meets Baroque

Saturday 06th January 2024
Location: Rothe House & Garden
16 Parliament Street R95 P89C Kilkenny Ireland
This concert presents relatively unknown early Irish tunes with unique compositions by baroque composers who lived in Ireland. Travel with us to explore the stories and songs that bring this time of musical history to life!
Hear Irish Traditional music from 18th century print and aural tradition. We explain and explore the Irish influences on Italian, Czech & German Baroque composers who visited Ireland, and their influence on Irish music.
Ciara Sudlow is an Australian/Irish fiddle, violin, and viola player who learned Irish trad music with Comhaltas growing up, having taught a short course in Irish fiddle at the Utrecht HKU Conservatorium, and with Comhaltas in Perth, Australia. She is now studying her masters in historical violin and viola performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, performing as a violin and viola player throughout Europe and Australia.
Ciara will be joined by friends and accomplished colleagues Doireann Kelly and Ellen Bolger. They met through the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and are excited to share this unique concert program with you.
Located in the heart of Kilkenny on Ireland’s Medieval Mile, Rothe House & Garden was built between 1594 and 1610. This was once the home and place of business of John Rothe and Rose Archer, one of Kilkenny’s wealthiest, most influential merchant families. The three-storied houses are connected by cobbled courtyards, expansive enough for a family that grew to have eleven children, as well as the house & garden staff that would have been necessary to run such an important household. This unique venue is the perfect partner to our historical instruments, to help re-imagine the time this music was created.
Theresia Ambassadorship Program aims to introduce new audiences, especially young people, to the world of classical music and Historically Informed Performance (HIP) practice. To do so, over the course of three years, nine young musicians, representing nine different European countries, will embody and transmit the core values of classical music and its importance to their countries of origin. Theresia Orchestra is supporting this performance, co-funded by the EU, as part of the Ambassadorship Program.
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