The Louth Contemporary Music Society’s annual midsummer festival has quickly established itself as an event of prime importance, not only in Ireland but internationally. Composers and performers from around the world are drawn to Dundalk by the qualities of enthusiasm and attention they meet from a growing local audience.
This year’s instalment, “The Gathering”, runs from the evening of Friday 19 June for a little over 24 hours and goes further than ever before, welcoming Cuba’s foremost composer Leo Brouwer. Half a century ago, Brouwer was the favoured guitarist of the leading German composer Hans Werner Henze. He brings to “The Gathering” a selection of his own pieces, for solo guitar and quartet, music deeply steeped in Cuban traditions. The Gathering will feature a world premiere of Brouwer’s Irish Landscape with Rain. Pascale Criton, whose hovering music made a big impression at last year’s festival, returns with a piece for the French guitar duo Lallement Marques. Concert in An Tain Arts Centre Dundalk at 8pm Friday 19 June 2020.
Further details available from www.louthcms.org.