Classical Notes

Dick O’Riordan: Valentia festival sure to share in Kerry’s delight

Established in 2014, the Chamber Music On Valentia festival this year brings talents such as Claudio Laureti and Shaun Davey to the Kingdom

The Fidelio Trio pictured with uilleann piper Cillian Vallely (on far right). Picture: Noirin O’Sullivan Moloney

Unburdened of the anxiety of not having seen Sam Maguire in quite some time, Kerry’s All-Ireland delight is bound to spread to all corners of its rugged coastline this summer – not least on Valentia Island.

Nowadays, Valentia is part of the Wild Atlantic Way, developing its own kind of community tourism to suit its needs. Nothing reminds us of this more than the ambitious classical music festival that sprung up there in 2014, boldly ...