Ergodos is proud to be curating and producing “The World According to Bob: A night of Irish music” which takes place in London’s Cafe OTO this Wednesday, 2 March. Tickets here.
“A night of Irish music” is an immersive showcase of the vibrant and diverse world of Irish composition to honour the Northern Irish musician and musicologist Bob Gilmore, who died in January 2015. The concert takes places as part of “The world according to Bob”, a two-day event with performances and talks held at London’s City University and Cafe OTO, organised and presented by Elisabeth Smalt and Patrick Ozzard-Low.
Bringing together music by leading Irish composers from across many generations – including Jennifer Walshe, Kevin Volans, Karen Power, Donnacha Dennehy and Linda Buckley among many others – this concert exposes the extraordinary breadth and vitality of contemporary Irish composition.
“A night of Irish music” features performances by a range of outstanding performers from Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK, including Elisabeth Smalt, Reinier van Houdt, and Andrew Zolinsky. A unique and striking feature of “A night of Irish music” will also be the appearance of composers as performers, and a large number of the works performed will be world premieres written for the occasion.
Award winning Irish broadcaster and documentary maker Bernard Clarke and Irish publisher and musician Toner Quinn will read short extracts from Bob Gilmore’s writings on Irish music between each work, in this fitting tribute to a seminal figure in Irish music.
For tickets and more information on the whole two-day event, click here.
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.