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.

Musical excellence in an informal friendly atmosphere

The 19th Sligo Festival of Baroque Music has no very clearly discernible theme or focus, but it does have performers and programmes that should stir all but the most Philistine to get our their diaries.

Eight performances, workshops and masterclasses, and more. Come for the weekend, for real excellence in musical performance, but also for the chance to discover more of the wonderful music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, to make new friends, to talk with performers over a cup of coffee – and perhaps even to slip away for a couple of hours while you walk up Knocknarea…

Tickets are available from The Hawks Well Theatre and from Wards Pharmacy, O’Connell Street, Sligo.

Also available throughout the festival at our desk in the Model.

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Coppyright Sligo Baroque Orchestra 2016