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Feb 22 2024

Cellissimo festival aims to entertain and inspire

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Cellos, pianos, uilleann pipes and the sonorous tones of Town Crier Liam Silke were enlisted on Tuesday to launch the programme for Galway’s newest festival, Cellissimo, which will take place in the city and county from May 18-26.

This unique event will include a host of national and international talent, including the renowned US-based, Galway-born composer and conductor Eimear Noone, who features alongside composers, musicians and speakers from all over the world.

The idea for a cello festival in Galway was first mooted nearly 10 years ago by the Artistic Director of Music for Galway, Finghin Collins. Claire Cuddy, who was then chair of the board, thought of its name.

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Read the full article on the Connacht Tribune website.