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.

Sligo Baroque Orchestra buys a new harpsichord – with help of Music Generation Sligo Instrument Fund

Sligo Baroque Orchestra has purchased a single strung Italian harpsichord from UK
harpsichord maker, Colin Booth. The purchase was made possible due to generous assistance
from Music Generation Sligo Instrument Bank Scheme and a loan from an anonymous
supporter.

The new harpsichord has already been used in two Informal Music Afternoons, but part of
the reason for acquiring the instrument is to have a harpsichord in Sligo that is available for
students to use – and also other ensembles.

The harpsichord in use at IMA on February 2nd 2014 in The Model

The harpsichord in use at IMA on February 2nd 2014 in The Model

Italian single strung harpsichord made by Colin Booth who has been an important part of recent Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, as harpsichordist, bringing a number of instruments, as technician and as maker talking about technical, historical and aesthetic aspects.

Italian single strung harpsichord made by Colin Booth who has been an important part of recent Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, as harpsichordist, bringing a number of instruments, as technician and as maker talking about technical, historical and aesthetic aspects.

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Sligo Baroque Orchestra's next concert is on March the 8th, the annual concert celebrating the abilities of gifted young instrumentalist. It will also be used as a fundraiser for the new harpsichord.

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