ChamberFest provides new string for Royal Irish Academy of Music’s bow

The series affords audiences an opportunity to enjoy leading Irish and international musicians taking part in masterclasses and workshops

8th December, 2019
ChamberFest provides new string for Royal Irish Academy of Music’s bow
Sally Beamish: ‘an abundantly gifted creative spirit’

Time was when the Royal Irish Academy of Music kept very much to itself in its splendid building on Westland Row in Dublin 2, where it has resided since 1871.

I recall passing it during the millennium year, 1988, and hearing the deep glow of cello music escaping from within. I was stopped in my tracks and had an overwhelming desire to push in its grand Georgian door and get up close and personal to the music...

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