Sligo Baroque Orchestra

Sligo Ireland

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Welcome to the Sligo Baroque Orchestra website. Please take the time to look around and find out a bit about us. Check out our news section for any upcoming concerts.​

​Sligo Baroque Orchestra began life as Sligo Early Music Ensemble in 1990 at a time when classical instrumental music in Sligo was almost non-existent.

Its aim was playing music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in a historically informed manner and for twenty years it has maintained that goal, meeting for weekly rehearsals, exploring hundreds of baroque compositions, holding workshops and giving more than a hundred performances in Sligo and the North West.

The orchestra is markedly inclusive, involving much sought-after professional musicians as well as amateur and student instrumentalists, and involving members from very different musical backgrounds.

The sbo has been joined by eminent soloists including cellist Stephan Forck, viola player Stefan Fehlandt, flautist Eleanor Dawson, gamba player Sarah Groser and violinists Niamh Crowley and Nicola Cleary.

Summer 3013

We in Sligo baroque Orchestra hope that our numbers will significantly increase on Friday 21st June as we invite instrumentalists to join us in a public rehearsal and play-through of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks at 6 pm. If you’d like to come and listen best might be to arrive for 7 pm. We will be finished by 7.30. This is free to both listeners and participants and part of LOVE LIVE MUSIC. Please come and join us...

Sligo Baroque Orchestra with Isabelle Fahy leading will perform on Thursday 27th at 8 pm in St George’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon as part of Carrick-on-Shannon Water Music Festival. The programme includes symphonies by Frederick the Great and J.C. Bach, Albinoni’s d minor oboe concerto (the one with the fabulous slow movement) and a Vivaldi violin concerto, soloist Isabelle Fahy.

The sbo then has a period without any pressure from a imminent concert and so we’ll use it to play through new pieces. It’s an ideal time for someone who thinks that they’d like to join the sbo to come along and stick a toe in the water.

Next Informal Music Afternoons on Sunday July 7th and brings two new performers to Sligo: violinist Sarah Walsh (student of Katherine Hunka) and guitarist David Keasting (post-grad student Cork School of Music)... and there will also be Sligo performers creating the usual varied programme.

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