Classical Notes

Classical Notes: New Ross Piano Festival hits right notes – and all that jazz

The Wexford festival celebrating all things piano has expanded its offering to include jazz – and continues to attract some of the finest players in the world

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The New Ross Piano Festival (September 20-24) is among the great medals of honour on the chests of its founder members, artistic director Finghin Collins and organiser extraordinaire Connie Tantrum. Since 2006, they have brought some of the greatest piano players in the world to this Wexford town.

Based around the historic and atmospheric St Mary’s Church, which overlooks the River Barrow, the Wexford festival has expanded its range of music, with jazz adding an ...