Saturday October 24, 2020

Spike in popularity for cello fun

3rd February, 2019
String Play will perform at the Ark in Temple Bar for children aged five and up on February 8 and 9 PIc: Laura Sheeran

Next weekend’s Spike 2019 is described as “Dublin’s alternative cello festival’’ – though I am unaware of the existence of a normal kind. It was set up three years ago by co-curators Mary Barnecutt and Lioba Petrie and has gone from strength to strength as a result of what could reasonably be described as a ‘highly-strung’ approach to an instrument most commonly associated with classical music alone.

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