The first Donegal Chamber Music Festival will be held in the grounds of Glenveagh Castle this summer from May 30th – June 1st.

Glenveagh was chosen as the location for the music festival for its idyllic lake, garden and mountain setting, which will compliment the fine music.

Two evening concerts will be presented in the Castle drawing-room. The Friday concert will feature local and international instrumentalists with guest flautist Sarah Murphy. Sunday’s concert will performed by the Donegal Camerata String Quintet.

Glenveagh’s intimate drawing-room has limited space, and concert guests have to be conveyed to the Castle by minibus from the Visitors Centre, therefore, patrons are advised to book early.

There will be two concerts on Saturday. A free lunchtime concert in the nearby Glebe Gallery will be given by the Junior String Orchestra of the Donegal Music Education Partnership, and an afternoon ‘Coffee Concert’ in the Glenveagh Visitors Centre, featuring Donegal Chamber Orchestra, with guest singer Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde.

The ‘Coffee Concert’ will include music by Bartók, Britten, Hindemith, and Tchaikovsky, as well as traditional Irish songs accompanied by the orchestra.

Tickets can be booked in advance only, and booking is essential. To book tickets call An Grianán Theatre Box Office on 074 91 20777.

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