Wednesday 2nd March
1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8.
Kaleidoscope explores something of an Irish language theme for its March installation at BelloBar, through the medium of Irish composer Ian Wilson’s “Fuil is Uisce” and a unique presentation of Kate Bush songs, as Gaeilge, and compliments that téama Ghaeilge with stellar performances from Cassiopeia Winds.
Wind Quintet No. 1
Cassiopeia Winds, will perform the beautiful Wind Quintet No. 1 by French composer, Jean Françaix, written in 1948.
Duet B flat major
Catriona Ryan and Matthew Manning will present a duo work by the prolific German Baroque composer, Georg Philipp Telemann.
Fuil is Uisce
Soprano Deirdre Moynihan and guitarist, Alec O Leary will perform “Fuil is Uisce” by leading Irish composer, Ian Wilson, a song- cycle setting of poems by renowned Irish language poet, Louis de Paor.
Kate Bush: Songs As Gaeilge
The Caitríona O Leary Ensemble presents “Kate Bush as Gaeilge” which first featured as part of IMRAM, the Irish Language Literature Festival, in 2014.
Kaleidoscope is thrilled to welcome back Cassiopeia Winds to its stage, after their riotously engaging performance of Berio’s “Opus Number Zoo” in December 2014. The wind quintet comprises Catriona Ryan (flute), Matthew Manning (oboe), Deirdre O Leary (clarinet), Cormac Ó hAodáin (French horn) and John Hearne (bassoon).
Caitriona O’Leary Ensemble
Caitríona O Leary is an internationally renowned performer of traditional Irish song and of folk and early music. With seventeen albums to her name, in the company of various groups and ensembles and on illustrious labels such as EMI Virgin, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Vox and Avie, Caitríona has toured to great acclaim internationally.
Deirdre has performed with many orchestral, choral, operatic and chamber music groups both on the International stage and throughout Ireland. She has sung as a soloist with, amongst others, the R.T.É Concert Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crash Ensemble and Con Tempo string quartet.
Alec O’ Leary (M.Mus., B.Mus., Dip. Inst. Teaching). Widely regarded as one of the foremost guitarists of his generation. Alec is founder and director of one of Europe’s most prestigious guitar festivals, the Guitar Festival of Ireland. Along with a busy performing schedule, festival commitments and teaching posts, Alec is equally dedicated to making guitars with his father, renowned Irish luthier Michael J. O’Leary