header graphic



Tickets on sale in person at Opus 2, 4 High Street, Galway
by phone from Music for Galway – tel: 091-705962 
or from this page or on-line on www.tht.ie 

Concessions apply to students, senior citizens (over 65) and the unwaged (Evidence will be requested at point of purchase); 10% discount for bookings for 10 or more people; Student tickets (full time) subject to availability at door on night of performance. 1 ticket per person (Identification required); Family tickets available at door.

Latecomers will only be admitted during a break in the programme.

Music for Galway reserves the right to alter any advertised programme if necessary.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014: 8 Cello Extravaganza

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 20:00, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe

William Butt, cello
Annette Cleary, cello
Christopher Ellis, cello
Sarah Joyce, cello
Adrian Mantu, cello
Aoife NicAthlaoich, cello
Adele O’Dwyer, cello
Gerald Peregrine, cello

POPPER Requiem, arranged for cello sextet
SCHUBERT Marche Militaire, arranged for cello quartet
POPPER Suite for Two Cellos, Op. 16
ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
JANE O’LEARY Distant Voices
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No 5

Tickets: €20 / MfG Friends & Concessions: €16 / Students (full time): €6

Wednesday, 01 October 2014: Cello workshop

Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 08:00, Saint Mary's College (Primary school)

[TIME PLACEHOLDER OF 09:00 - UPDATE ASAP] Connected to this concert The Galway Music Residency invites all young adult and adult cellists to take part in The Galway Music Residency Cello Workshops, Wednesday 1 October 2014 which will take place at St. Mary’s College, Galway.  These workshops will give you the opportunity to learn from one of three of Ireland’s finest musicians and teachers: Adrian Mantu, William Butt and Adele O’Dwyer. €20 Booking: 091 58670 or info@thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

Thursday, 09 October 2014: RTÉ NSO return to Galway!

Thursday, 09 October 2014, 20:00, Leisureland

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Alan Buribayev, principal conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn Op. 56a
R. STRAUSS Don Juan Op. 20

"There was magic in the interplay between soloist and individual orchestra voices, and in Mr. Müller-Schott’s hushed, almost lifeless penultimate note that grew into the soaring, jubilant conclusion.”- The New York Times

Tickets: €22.50 / MfG Friends & Concessions: €18 / Students (full time): €10

Tuesday, 14 October 2014: Kilkenny Camerata with soprano Anja Lipfert

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Cantatas, Instrumental Works & Arias by Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata 82a 'Ich habe genug'
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor (BWV 1067)
Aria 'Wie lieblich klingt es in den Ohren' from Cantata 133 'Ich freue mich in dir'
Aria 'Auch mit gedämpften' from Cantata 36 'Schwingt freudig euch empor'
Cantata 209 'Non sa che sia dolore'

Tuesday, 11 November 2014: Hunka / Johnston / Tinney Trio

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Katherine Hunka, violin
Guy Johnston, cello
Hugh Tinney, piano

César Franck:  Sonata for violin and piano in A major
Glière: Duos for violin and cello, Op. 39
Schubert:  Piano Trio No 2 in E flat, D.929

Presented in association with Classical Links. In Association with Playtime!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014: My Cello, My Voice

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

Performing an intriguing programme of music with which he has a deep affinity, the charismatic young German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich will interweave his playing with anecdotes and stories of personal connections to the pieces.

BACH: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
HINDEMITH: Solo Sonata, Op. 25, No. 3

PIATTI: 12 Caprices, Op. 25 (Nos. 7 and 11)
TAVENER: Threnos


In association with Music Network

“Intelligent and soulful… a mesmerizing performance” – The Herald

Sunday, 07 December 2014: Irish Baroque Orchestra and Resurgam

Sunday, 07 December 2014, 18:30, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

HANDEL’S Messiah

The IBO's annual production of Handel's masterpiece is a memorable and glorious affair. Guest Director Eamonn Dougan leads outstanding soloists Sinead O'Kelly (soprano), Anne-Marie Gibbons (mezzo-soprano), Eamonn Mulhall (tenor), Owen Gilhooly (bass) and the wonderful Resurgam choir. The IBO's authentic performance tells the universal story of triumph over trial, where life's sorrows and despairs are met by overriding hope and unbridled joy. A must in many a Galwegian’s Christmas diary.

Tickets: €25 / MfG Friends and Concessions: €20

Thursday, 05 February 2015: On The Road – The Cello goes Electronic

Thursday, 05 February 2015, 20:00, The Mick Lally Theatre (formerly known as 'The Druid Theatre')

Matthew Barley, cello
Cyril Brisco, DJ

Mick Lally Theatre

Improvisation on Gregorian Chant. Syrian Chant, and Syrian Folk themes
GABRIELI Ricercar no. 6 in G (1689)
BACH Suite no. 3 in C BWV 1008
KODALY Solo cello sonata, 1st movt
BRITTEN Suite No. 3 for solo cello opus 87
JOHN METCALFE Constant Filter for cello and electronics (2006)
DJ BEE / BARLEY Vanishing Tracks for cello and electronics

Maroon Lounge – MfG Board Member and DJ Cyril Briscoe will set the mood by spinning music from Bach to Ligeti before and after the performance.

“I wish more people would think about music the way Matthew Barley does” - The Times (London)

The Galway Music Residency is taking Matthew Barley to the GTI/GMIT [CHECK] For a workshop in music technology – Friday 6 February.

Friday, 20 February 2015: Emily Anderson Memorial Concert –Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Friday, 20 February 2015, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

François- Frédéric Guy, piano

Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 no. 1 in G major
Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 no. 2 in D minor “Tempest”
Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 no. 3 in E flat major “Hunt”

"... his innate direction of unity and contrast involves us in the mystery of the works of Beethoven - Guy is the music and above the music." – Le Monde

Monday, 09 March 2015: ConTempo Quartet and Raphaël Merlin, cello

Monday, 09 March 2015, 20:00, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

BOCCHERINI Cello Quintet in C major, Op. 28 no. 4
MOZART String Quartet K575
SCHUBERT Cello Quintet in C major, D 956

" In the ConTempo's typical fashion, risks were taken, and unusual rewards achieved... the sense of something exceptional at work in the music was unmissable in this performance." – The Irish Times

Tuesday, 24 March 2015: István Várdai, cello and Finghin Collins, piano

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 20:00,

HP Building, Ballybrit Business Park

BEETHOVEN Sonata in A major Op. 69
BRAHMS Sonata in E minor Op. 38
DE FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas

“Várdai's playing was commendable for its fluidity and virtuosity, distinguished by both a fleet-fingered lightness and a rich timbre” - New York Times

"His[Finghin Collins’] touch is nuanced, his vision clear and inspired. A virtuosity that is prodigious, contagious..." - La Liberté, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Friday, 03 April 2015: JUXTA CRUCEM

Friday, 03 April 2015, 17:00, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

Mark Duley conductor

Music for Good Friday, including Palestrina's famous double-choir Stabat Mater setting, and excerpts from Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories.

Sponsored by Tom Grealy

Sunday, 10 May 2015: Cello in Conversation

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 17:00,

Brigit’s Garden, Oughterard

Kate Ellis, cello

While away a Sunday afternoon at Brigit’s Garden with one of Ireland’s most versatile cellists, Kate Ellis who performs solo cello pieces in different parts of the garden (weather permitting).

We will also hear the world première of Not I by Barry Guy, commissioned by Music for Galway with funds from the Arts Council Commission Award. Artistic Director Finghin Collins will join her in a conversation on life as a cellist. Refreshments will be served.

“Your unbelievable young cellist who blew everyone's socks off with her amazing performance of Cello Counterpoint...has my unbounded admiration. She just radiates star quality.”  Steve Reich

Arts Council Logo