Louth Live Performance Programme
Carlingford Heritage Centre are delighted to announce a series of concerts in April, May and June as part of Louth County Council’s ‘Louth Live Performance Programme’. We will be presenting some world class artists to our audience in Carlingford and environs, revelling in the joy of live performance again after such a long Covid-enforced silence. Our concerts are part of an initiative by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to allow the live music and entertainment industry to get back to bringing their music to audiences, bringing audiences to their feet, and also allowing people to attend these special events for free. Bringing music back to where it belongs! We are starting our series with a classic performance that we have been hoping to arrange for quite some time. It brings together three internationally acclaimed artists combining voice, cello and piano.
‘Airs and Arias’, featuring Gavan Ring, Davide Forti and Francesca De Nardi on Sunday 24th April at 4pm. A world-renowned tenor with Carlingford links, Gavan Ring hails from Cahersiveen in County Kerry. Gavan’s concert highlights include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms under Sir Simon Rattle and performances at Wigmore Hall, Opéra Royal de Versailles and Wexford Festival Opera. Gavan will be joined by Sonas Duo, a classical duo from Italy now living in Dundalk, featuring Davide Forti on cello and Francesca De Nardi on piano. ‘Sonas’ is a tribute to the land that hosted them: it means happiness in Gaelic, but it also recalls the Latin verb sonare, combining their love for music in a single concept. Davide and Francesca have been awarded many prizes for their music including the Elsner Memorial Cup at Feis Ceoil and winning the IMKA International Music Competition. This will be the first time these three talented musicians have performed together, a real coup for Carlingford and a concert not to be missed. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements for our May and June Concerts. All concerts will be free but please note that numbers are limited due to space and safety. Bookings will be made online on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. With sincere thanks to Louth County Council, Pobal, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.