Fri, 31 Mar|
Auckland Unitarian Church
Irish Airs & Graces - Auckland
A concert blurring the boundaries between traditional Irish music and contemporary classical music and featuring Irish composer Dave Flynn & the New Zealand String Quartet, and guest traditional Irish musicians.
Time & Location
31 Mar 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Auckland Unitarian Church, 1A Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
About the event
After a sold-out concert in Wellington on St Patrick's Day, Dave Flynn and New Zealand String Quartet are bringing 'Irish Airs & Graces' to Auckland!
"It was magnificent. I am still buzzing and full of admiration for all the musicians." - Audience Member, Irish Airs & Graces Wellington Concert
‘Irish Airs & Graces’ is a concert blurring the boundaries between traditional Irish music and contemporary classical music and featuring Irish composer Dave Flynn & the New Zealand String Quartet, and guest traditional Irish musicians.
The New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) is renowned for its versatility and has enjoyed collaborating with musicians and artists from all over the globe, in a range of classical, jazz and world music and dance genres. The NZSQ first performed one of Dave Flynn's works ('Slip' from String Quartet no.2 'The Cranning') during our 2022 national tour, and we are delighted to collaborate with Dave on this special concert.
The programme features traditional Irish music arranged for string quartet, accordion, fiddle, and guitar. The ‘airs’ represent the famed melodies of Ireland, while the ‘graces’ represent the distinctive ornamentation techniques unique to Irish music. The concert also includes the Southern Hemisphere premiere of Dave Flynn’s E-Bow, for electric guitar and string quartet.
Join us on Friday 31st to send off March with a proper Irish celebration!