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The Irish Early Music Ensemble Camerata Kilkenny with Uilleann Piper David Power

The Irish Early Music Ensemble Camerata Kilkenny with Uilleann Piper David Power perform ’The Piper and the Fairy Queen’  on Friday 10th August 2018 at 19.00 hrs  in the Church of St. Lawrence (Kirkkotie 45), Vantaa as part of the BRQ Vantaa Festival

 A programme of music by composers inspired by fantastical literary works from the 17th and 18th centuries alongside traditional Irish music with associated themes performed by the great Irish Uileann piper David Power.

Camerata Kilkenny & David Power  will perform a programme of music entitled ‘The Piper and the Fairy Queen’which focuses on compositions by composers who were inspired by fantastical literary works. The German composer Telemann had, within two years of the publication of Gulliver’s Travels in 1726, written his charming Gulliver Suite for two violins. Swift’s satire gave Telemann the idea for a programmatic dance suite, each of whose movements imagines Swift’s characters in terms of musical gestures.

In 1682 The English composer Henry Purcell, inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, composed the opera ‘The Fairy Queen’with incidental music which will be performed by Camerata Kilkenny in this concert in Vantaa.

Uilleann Piper David Power has compiled a programme of Irish traditional music closely matching  the themes being performed by Camerata Kilkenny including  ‘An Droighneann Donn' (The Brown Thorn), ‘An Leanbh Sidhe’(The Fairy Child), ‘Rína Sioghe’(The King of the Fairies) and the Fairy Hills by O’Carolan (to the tune of ‘SíBheag SíMhor’).  Together David Power and Camerata Kilkenny will play the Pifa from Handel’s Messiah and a Pastoral Musette and Menuet from French composer Jean-Marie Leclair’s opera ‘Scylla et Glaucus' in which French bagpipes (musettes) were used to represent pastoral scenes in the opera. 

19.00 hrs - 10 August 2018:  Vantaa Festival, Vantaa, Finland. Supported by Culture Ireland:

For tickets: Festival website - and ticketmaster 

Further information about Camerata Kilkenny and David Power: Susan Proud Tel: + 353 (0)86 1777017 email:

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