Classical Notes

Dick O’Riordan: It’s Bach on track for music audiences in Galway

Music for Galway’s 41st season will feature the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, starting with the Goldberg Variations on September 29

Finghin Collins, artistic director, Music for Galway: presiding over a new season of brilliant Bach. Picture: Frances Marshall

Music for Galway begins its 41st season this month with a feeling of new hope in the air. It will be the first season with an audience in attendance in three years. It has been a long and winding road from Covid to here, particularly for Galway, which was deprived of its glory year as European Capital of Culture.

And who better to set the music in motion than Johann Sebastian Bach, unquestionably the greatest ...