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Offaly’s International Summer Music School

Culminating in a spectacular showcase concert on Sunday August 24th in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

24th August 2014 at 3:00 pm

Young people, from ages 7 to 17, will present music by composers ranging from Schubert to Wagner to Piazzola, in diverse instrumental combinations including violin, viola, cello, double bass, accordion and piano. During the 9-day International Summer Music School, young musicians from Ireland, continental Europe and the USA will gather in Tullamore, Co. Offaly under the tutelage of artist-performers Roy Holmes (piano), Charles Marshall (organ), Adele O'Dwyer (cello), Dermot Dunne (classical accordion), Aoise O'Dwyer (viola) and Camilo Gaete Puga (double bass) who will be joined by the members of the magnificent RTE Contempo Quartet.


Sunday 24 August at 3pm. Admission is €5 and tickets may be booked by ringing the box office on 057 9122911.


For those wishing to get a taste of more live music this summer, the Cafe Music Night on Saturday August 23rd in the Tullamore Rugby Club is a not to be missed event!! Featuring the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and guest artist-performers in residence for International Summer Music School, tickets are €15 and can be purchased on the door. There is free parking and a bar so come early and enjoy a drink with your friends!

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