‘The Courtmacsherry Suite’ is a new piece of music written by Máire Ní Dhuibhir, who also composed ‘Connemara Songlines’, which was very-well received at last year’s Festival. The arrival and dedication of a new Lifeboat, the Val Admans, this year, inspired the composer to write this work on her native place in West Cork. The long tradition of boats and rowing, the eventful history of one of the longest-serving lifeboats in Ireland, which includes the tragedy of the Lusitania in 1915, the fun of Regatta Day and the beauty of this corner of West Cork are celebrated and remembered in music and song.
Úna McGlynn is well known to Festival audiences from previous performances with Cantairí Chonamara. As well as singing soprano solo in the Courtmacsherry Suite, Úna will sing a varied selection of songs, ranging from Britten to Flanders and Swann. A recent graduate of Cork School of Music, Úna is a rising star in the music world, and we are delighted to have her sing with us again.
Sponsored by: Brendan and Deirdre O’Connor