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Elizabeth Cooney, Marc Coppey, Finghin Collins

violin, cello, piano, March 2014

Irish musicians Elizabeth Cooney and Finghin Collins are joined by French cellist Marc Coppey for an Irish tour in March 2014.
Saturday 8 March Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Co.Westmeath
Sunday 9 Music in Kilkenny Castalia Hall, Ballytobin 
Tuesday 11 Music for Galway, Aula Maxima NUIG
Wednesday 12 St.John's Theatre Listowel
Thursday 13 Cork Orchestral Society, Curtis Auditorium, Cork CIT
Friday 14 Con Brio Sligo
Saturday 15 Solstice Arts Centre Navan 
Sunday 16
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane Sundays@Noon  
programmes and booking details below.

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programme a  Castlepollard, Kilkenny, Listowel,  Navan

HAYDN  Trio in E major, Hob.XV No.28

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67

DVORAK Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky"


programme b   Galway, Cork, Sligo

COPLAND “Vitebsk

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67

DVORAK Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky"


programme c - Hugo Lane Gallery Sundays@Noon
HAYDN  Trio in E major, Hob.XV No.28

COPLAND “Vitebsk”

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67


Derryaragh Music Association  Saturday 8 March 8.00pm              

Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Co.Westmeath

Tickets €20 (€10 students/children)

Days Bazaar, Mullingar and Murrays, Castlepollard

Tel: 044 9666 344   e-mail:


Music in Kilkenny   Sunday 9 March 4.00pm                        
Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan Co.Kilkenny

Tickets €15 (10 concession)

Available at the door


Music for Galway  Tuesday 11 March 8.00pm                                                     
Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Tickets €20 (16/ Students €6)
Opus 2, No.4 High Street, Galway
Tel:  MfG 091 705 962;


St.John’s Arts Centre Wednesday 12 March 8.00pm                       

Listowel, Co.Kerry 

Tickets €15 (€10)
Tel:  068 22566


Cork Orchestral Society  Thursday 13 March 8.00pm                                                                        
Curtis Auditorium, CIT, Cork
Tickets €25 (€20 COS members)

Available at the door


Con Brio Friday 14 March 8.00pm                                                                                             
The Model, The Mall, Sligo
Tickets €20 (€10 students at the door)
inclusive of Meet the Artists reception
Hawks’ Well Theatre Tel: 071 916 1518


Solstice Arts Centre Saturday 15 March 8.00pm                                                                                 

Railway Street, Navan, Co.Meath

Tickets €18 (€15)
Tel:  046 909 2300


Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane  Sunday 16 March 12noon
Parnell Square N, Dublin 1
Free concert in Sundays@Noon series

There was a sizable turnout for Music for Galway's concert on Tuesday 11th March in the Aula Maxima of NUI Galway. One suspects there was a degree of curiosity among the punters to see Music for Galway's new artistic director Finghin Collins treading the boards.  Irishman Collins enjoys considerable standing in the music world both at home and abroad, and his company for the evening was suitably illustrious, with acclaimed violinist Elizabeth Cooney - of semi-Galway parentage - and cellist Marc Coppey, protégé of no less than Yehudi Menuhin,doing the honours.

The crowd were not disappointed. In a programme which brooked no compromise but never once left the audience disconnected, the trio turned in a scintillating performance. From the teeth-grinding dissonances of Aaron Copland's Vitebsk, through the melancholy playfulness of Shostakovich's Piano Trio in E minor, and on to Dvoøák's distinctly eastern Piano Trio No.4, the delivery was sure-footed, deliberate and yet infused with a gripping humanity.  In the hands of any but the finest, such an evening's programme might have proved problematic.  Not so for Collins and company; if the applause was anything to go by, the crowd felt likewise.

City/Connacht Tribune March 2014

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