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Organ festival visits Dundalk

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The 2014 Pipeworks Festival will take place in Dundalk on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday, 24 June.

The festival was first held in 2011 and was met with much critical praise and will showcase the best of Ireland’s organs at this year’s festival in Dublin, Maynooth, Dundalk, Armagh and Belfast from 18-27 June.

Concerts, masterclasses, workshops and the semi-finals of the competition will take place in Dundalk on June 23rd and 24th.

On Monday a programme of great French symphonic works, including music by Sophie-Véronique Caucherfer Choplin, Gigout, Franck, Mulet and Grunenwald will take place at St Patricks Cathedral at 8pm. Tickets are €15 or €12 concession.

On Tuesday a programme stretching over more than eight centuries and demonstrating the Hilliard Ensemble’s preeminence in the field of early polyphony will take place at St Nicholas Church of Ireland at 8pm.

This concert is part of the Hilliard Ensemble’s final tour before they retire this December.Tickets are €20.

Also taking place on Tuesday are the semi finals of the 2014 Pipeworks International Organ competition. The competition will take place at St Patricks Cathedral at 2.45pm.

All tickets available from the National Concert Hall at  www.nch.ie, 01 417 0000 and at the door.

Two workshops will take place on Wednesday as part of the festival including a composers workshop on space and resonance, the romatic organ and electronics in St Patricks Cathedral at 10.30am and a repertoire on the French Symphonic at St Patricks Cathedral at 1.30pm. Workshops cost €10.

Organists who wish to participate in the classes should contact siobhan.kilkelly@dit.ie

 
 
 

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