Sunday July 12, 2020

Classical Notes: It’s Cellissimo in Galway, and for years to come

It’s hard to know how 2020 will unfold, but the Galway Cello, created from local timbers as part of the European City of Culture programme, will stand the test of time

22nd March, 2020
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Naomi Berrill, cellist with executive director Anna Lardi Fogarty of Music for Galway at the launch of Cellissimo. Picture: Andrew Downes

Whether Galway 2020 gets to present its spectacular classical music programme in part or in full this year is anyone’s guess, but one aspect of its admirable effort as European City of Culture will undoubtedly endure – and thrive – into the future. It’s the Galway Cello.

This cello is the real deal as far as instruments are concerned, in that it has...

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