Spike, Dublin’s alternative cello festival, will be back for its third installation Friday 8th-Sunday 10th February 2019 in venues across Dublin. After the festival’s hugely successful, entertaining and innovative 2017 & 18 incarnations, the 2019 programme will present unique events with some of the most talented and exciting cello artists & friends from home and abroad.
Cello Ireland; Cellists Úna Ní Chanainn, Alec Brown and Maria O’Connor play new arrangements with Cormac Begley (concertina) and Pádraic Keane (pipes)
The Saturday night concert on 9th February will feature Cello Ireland Quartet (led by Una Ni Chanainn) with special guests – a unique opportunity to hear some Irish music performed and arranged exclusively for the evening. These performances will be followed by what promises to be an unforgettable encounter with world-renowned, multiple award-winning cellist and composer Ernst Reijseger, whose genres range from blues and jazz across minimalism and improvisation. Ernst has performed his work all over the world from Carnegie Hall to the Fumbally Stables, has composed for baroque orchestra Forma Antiqua (Volcano Symphony), the Dutch Wind Ensemble and Ensemble Modern, and scored films for directors including Werner Herzog. Jeff Tamarakin wrote of a Carnegie Hall performance,
“His technique is superb, his improvisational skills masterful, and his compositional virtuosity unquestionable, but Reijseger’s music also projects warmth, depth, and splendor—even at its most extreme. Whether pushing the limits of jazz, world music, or modern classical—working solo or with an ensemble—Reijseger never settles for the obvious.”
Date: Saturday 9th February 2019
Time: Doors 8pm, Music 8.30pm
Venue: The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Tickets available from: www.spikecellofest.com