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No. 68
Music Network Concerts
2/11/11 -  7/12/11 



As the long evenings draw in, it's the perfect time for taking in some live music and there are plenty of wonderful concerts to choose from below...  

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Netnakisum 11 - 19 November  

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The hills of Ireland will soon be very much alive with the sound of Netnakisum, a young Austrian string trio brimming with attitude. Careering helter-skelter from Straussian waltzes and foot-stomping drinking songs to Britney Spears covers and avant-garde jazz - with a hint of yodelling thrown in for good measure. On tour from 11th - 19th November.  More Details  



Alexej Gorlatch 25 November - 2 December

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Music Network is delighted to present Ukrainian 'wunderpianist' Alexej Gorlatch, winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition 2009, on tour from 25th November - 3rd December. His velvet-like quality of touch, expressive playing, and effortless mastery of the keyboard will be demonstrated in a programme featuring works by Chopin, Beethoven and Brahms. Catch this rising star in an intimate venue while you still can. More Details  




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Winner of the BBC Television Classical Star Competition in 2007, pianist Sophie Cashell will perform a programme of works by Listz, Ravel, Leos Janáček and Philip Martin in the beautiful Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh on Saturday 5th November.   



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Donegal fiddle trio, Fidil; Aidan O'Donnell, Ciarán O'Maonaigh and Damien McGeehan bring their diverse and ground-breaking use of fiddles and depth of tunes from the Donegal fiddle tradition to Castlebar on Monday 14th November and Killorglin on Thursday 24th November. More Details


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Fans of contemporary classical music will be pleased to hear that Dublin Guitar Quartet will perform works by Philip Glass, György Ligeti, Eric Sweeney, Dave Flynn, Leo Brouwer, Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt in Cashel on Tuesday 15th November and Waterford on Thursday 24th November. More Details  



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A concert of classical music from Ensemble Avalon, (Iona Petcu-Colan (violin), Gerald Peregrine (cello) and Michael McHale (piano)), followed by a concert of Christmas music from the 16th, 17th and 18th Century from Irish Baroque group, Tonos, Roisin O'Grady (soprano) and Eamon Sweeney (baroque guitar) in Cork on Thursday 1st December. 


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This is How we Fly is a Contemporary Folk band consisting of Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle & hardanger fiddle, Seán Mac Erlaine on bass clarinet, saxophones & live electronics, Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, and Petter Berndalen on drums and percussion. Catch them in Dublin on Tuesday 6th December. 



Presented with Funding from the Performance and Touring Award

Mike Nielsen Quartet  

The Mike Nielsen Quartet is a new exciting acoustic quartet with some of the finest musicians on the music scene today: Boston born vocalist Ellen Demos; clarinetist, Brendan Doyle and percussionist Shane O'Donovan.  

Five world-class musicians, presenting original works for brass, ingenious new arrangements and music by Irish composers, all brought together in an engaging and entertaining approach to the concert platform. 30th September - 24th November 2011 in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway.    


Irish Jazz Quartet formed in 2007 by drummer Matt Jacobson as a creative outlet for his own compositions and perverse fascination with anagrams. 

Maria McGarry, solo piano 

Maria McGarry will perform a romantic piano masterworks programme including Bach/Busoni's 'Chaconne', Schumann's 'Fantasie Op. 17' and works from 'Goyescas' by Granados



Sharon Rollston
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