17 November 2015
By Bryan Smyth
If you haven’t been to Ballymaloe Grainstore then you should check it out, at least once.
Despite the Ballymaloe name, no it’s not a restaurant, it’s an entertainment venue in a beautifully resorted stone building.
There’s a new Annual Event Celebrating Emerging Talent in Cork: on Friday 27 November, 8pm at Ballymaloe Grainstore, Shanagarry, Co Cork
An exhilarating evening of music featuring some of Cork’s most talented young musicians, performing music ranging from classical and jazz to contemporary and traditional, will be presented as a new annual event created by Ballymaloe Grainstore.
The inaugural Ballymaloe Young Musicians Concert takes place in the Grainstore on Friday 27 November at 8pm. Stars of the future from CIT Cork School of Music aged 15 to 23 will delight the audience with their performances.
The Heads of Department support this initiative. “These young performers represent a much larger community of students dedicated to achieving excellence,” says John O’Connor of CIT Cork School of Music. “We are delighted with the platform offered to our students and look forward to many others stepping into the spotlight and sharing their music making at Ballymaloe Grainstore.”
The purpose of this non-competitive performance platform is to give young musicians a professionally produced performance experience; to celebrate their talent and commitment to their art; and to inspire and motivate up-coming generations of Cork musicians while enriching the cultural lives of audiences in East Cork and beyond.
Among the 18 performers are a teen-aged brother/sister violin and piano duo, a jazz trio, a traditional Irish band, and a dazzling four-hands piano duo. Special guests are the Aluminata Alumnae Choir of St. Aloysius’ College Carrigtwohill.
The Ballymaloe Young Musicians Concert is supported by Cork County Arts Office and is hosted by the County Mayor.
Tickets are €18 and may be purchased online at www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or by phone at 021 465 2531. Ballymaloe Grainstore is a 300-seat venue on the grounds of Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry, Co. Cork.
List of Performers:
Aluminata Alumnae Choir – past pupils of St. Aloysius’ College, Carrigtohil
Cello/Piano Duo – Grace Coughlan, cello and Emily Crowley, piano
Four Hands Piano Duo – Jordan Bagot and Denise Crowley
Jazz Trio – Dylan Howe, piano, Nikki Griffin, voice and Jack Crosbie, electric bass
Wind Quintet – John Sweeney, flute, Jane Sullivan, Oboe, Cíaran O’Driscoll, clarinet, Karl Sullivan, French Horn, and Róisín Hynes-McLaughlin, bassoon
Violin and Piano Duo – Ellen Jansson, piano and Kevin Jansson, violin
Strung – Traditional Irish Music Ensemble – Maria Ryan, violin, Lucia McPartlin, violin, Sean Warren, cello and Aongus McCarthy, piano