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.

Return of the IMA's for 2014

This Sunday, 2nd February, marks the return of the Informal Music Afternoons for 2014. We have what promises to be a delightful start to 2014 with pianist Nadene Fiorentini, who has recently been announced as the Irish 'Rising Star' 2014 and will give her debut solo recital on the main stage of the National Concert Hall on 20th March, and in July will give a performance of Mendelssohn g minor piano concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra also in the NCH. She will be performing music by Haydn, Brahms and Chopin as part of the Sligo’s Informal Music Afternoon in The Model at 1 pm this Sunday (Feb 2nd) .


Also performing will be Steve Wickham, Anna Houston and Felip Carbonell, Nicola Cleary, Frances Bell, Peter Watters, Lorraine Howley, John Flanagan and the SBO.

Live music performed in a very informal setting in The Atrium with a cabaret style set-up, The Model’s cafe in operation, and a wonderful mix of music.

€5 and children go free....

Dublin Guitar Quartet performing a Philip Glass violin concerto at an IMA in late 2013

Dublin Guitar Quartet performing a Philip Glass violin concerto at an IMA in late 2013

Coppyright Sligo Baroque Orchestra 2016