DATE: Wednesday 11th July
TIME: Doors 12.30pm, show 1pm
VENUE: St. Georges Church
TICKETS: Price €10 / €8 concession
From Uruguay to O’Carolan country, join internationally renowned classical pianist Jessie De Bellis and one of the region’s finest harpists Fiachra Guihen for a feast O’Carolan tunes and other classics.
Fiachra Guihen is a 21 year old musician from Keadue, Co. Roscommon. He plays mainly traditional music and has played with many different groups locally and nationally most notably the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland. He began playing the tin whistle at the age of 7. He then moved on to the flute and as a teenager took up the harp. He has received a number all-Ireland medals for the harp and also part of a Grupa Cheoil. He has played in various different venues including the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Barbican Theatre, London. He is currently studying Technology Education at the University of Limerick.
Jessie de Bellis is a winner of the prestigious Brazil International Piano Competition, originally from Uruguay but now living in Ireland. She studied in Holland under Ronald Brautigham and has performed in concert halls around the world both in solo recitals and with orchestras, including recitals in the Concertgebouw and in the Carnegie Hall in New York. She has also toured Europe with the Russian National Orchestra, as soloist in concerts including the Tchaikowsky No.1 and Lizst No.1 Piano Concertos. “Bold virtuosity; lives the essence of the music”.