We at Camerata Ireland are thrilled to announce that the 20th anniversary of the Festival in 2021 will welcome back many of the musicians and young artists from past years and will allow audiences to enjoy a panoply of great music, beloved by all.
The Festival will kick off on the 16th August 2021 with a selection of great music played by our young musicians from previous festivals, so well-known to local and international audiences.
We will be hosting lunchtime and evening concerts every day until the 21st August. This last day of the festival will show the audience great music from Camerata Ireland, including a specially commissioned piece from Derry composer Seàn Doherty, entitled “Clandeboye Overture”.
Our Camerata Ireland Academy, which usually happens at the same time as the festival, will be online, with a streamed concert of highlights in early Spring 2022.
We are hoping that all our Festival concerts will be live-streamed this year for those who will not be able to make it to the Clandeboye Estate.
We will of course be remembering the wonderful Lady Dufferin, whose Estate it is. Our Opening Gala Concert on the 16th August will be a celebration of her life, and the influence she had over the Festival. She is sorely missed.
The artists this year will be Ailish Tynan (Ireland), soprano; Elina Vähälä (Finland), violin; Léa Hennino (France), viola; Marc Coppey (France), cello; Richard Watkins (UK), horn; Michel Lethiec (France), clarinet and Barry Douglas (N Ireland), piano and Artistic Director of the Festival.
Some of the younger musicians, from the past include Michael McHale (Belfast), piano and Eimear McGeown (Lurgan), flute and Irish flute.
Tickets will go on sale in the next couple of weeks. Details her on the orchestra's web site, and the Camerata Ireland Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.
All artists and programming are subject to change. The festival is also subject to any Covid restrictions and rules which are in place at the time of the festival. We are making sure that all artists, audience (if allowed at the time), staff and others remain safe. Masks, hand sanitizers, distancing, one-way systems for movement of people and all necessary precautions will be in place.