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Cúirt and Galway Music Residency


Nuns Island

Experience the WORLD PREMIERE of Wait a new piece for String Quartet, composed by Ailís Ní Ríain, which was co-commissioned by Galway Music Residency and Cúirt International Festival of Literature. The work was composed in response to ‘Wait’ by American poet Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), who read at Cúirt twice, from his collection Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980). The composer has created a fascinating aural experience heightened by, and enveloped in, Kinnell’s words.

The World Premiere will be followed by a conversation featuring quartet members, the composer, a local poet, Evonne Ferguson, Director of the Contemporary Music Centre, and Aidan Thomson, Director of the BA in Music at NUI Galway.

This commission is funded by the Arts Council’s Music Commission Award.

€10 / €7

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