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“Renewal and Renaissance”

At this moment of new hope and normality, the Clandeboye Festival will bring everyone back together for a celebration of great music, great performances and an amazing new chapter. Camerata Ireland proudly presents the 2022 Clandeboye Festival – its 21st birthday!

The Clandeboye Festival takes place from Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th August in the historic surroundings of the Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, Co. Down. Over 13 concerts, the Festival will showcase the very best of well-loved music by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and more, with performances from world-class musicians, including our regular artists Michael d’Arcy and Elina Vähälä (violin), Ed Creedon (viola), Henri Demarquette (cello), Ailish Tynan (soprano), Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Richard Watkins (horn), Eimear McGeown (flute), Justine Gormley (piano), and all-Ireland orchestra Camerata Ireland, along with many special guests. The Festival is, as always, led by Artistic Director Barry Douglas (piano). We are looking forward to welcoming you all!


A celebration of Lady Dufferin

Saturday 20th August – 7.30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

Programme: Brahms – Piano Trio in C, Brahms – Nachtigallen schwingen, Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor.

Artists: Elina Vähälä (violin), Michael d’Arcy (violin), Angus McCall (cello), Barry Douglas (piano), Justine Gormley (piano), Ailish Tynan (soprano), Ed Creedon (viola).




French Sonatas

Sunday 21st August – 3:30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

1 hour, no interval

Programme: Debussy – Petite Suite, Poulenc – Clarinet Sonata, Debussy – Cello Sonata.

Artists: Justine Gormley (piano), Barry Douglas (piano), Michel Letheic (clarinet), Henri Demarquette (cello).



Songs of Travel

Monday 22nd August – 1PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

A lunchtime recital of songs inspired by travel with  Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Justine Gormley (piano). Programme to include Hahn – Venezia and Barber – ‘Nuvoletta’ and ‘Solitary Hotel’.



Poulenc, Franck, Mozart

Monday 22nd August – 7.30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

Programme: Poulenc – Élégie, Franck – Violin Sonata, Mozart – Clarinet Quintet.

Artists: Richard Watkins (horn), Justine Gormley (piano), Elina Vähälä (violin), Barry Douglas (piano), Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Ed Creedon (viola), Henri Demarquette (cello).



Mozart, Strauss & Gershwin

Tuesday 23rd August – 1PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

Programme: Mozart – Kegelstatt Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Strauss – Nocturne for horn and piano, Gershwin – 3 Préludes for clarinet and piano, Klezmer – Piece for clarinet and piano.

Artists: Richard Watkins (horn), Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Ed Creedon (viola), Justine Gormley (piano).



Young Musicians Showcase Gala in memory of  Festival Supporter Mr Rüdiger Klein

Tuesday 23rd August – 7.30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

This special performance will feature young musicians from the Clandeboye Academy which was held online in 2021.

Artists: Samuel Kane (violin), Stan O’Beirne (piano) and Ben Gannon (oboe) will perform a selection of solo works by Poulenc, Chopin, Saint-Saëns and more, accompanied by Dearbhla Brosnan (piano).



Beethoven, Brahms & Penderecki

Wednesday 24th August – 1PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

Programme: Charles Griffes – Poem for flute and piano, Penderecki – Cadenza for viola solo, Beethoven – Horn Sonata, Brahms – Clarinet Sonata No 2 in E flat.

Artists: Eimear McGeown (flute) Barry Douglas (piano), Justine Gormley (piano), Ed Creedon (viola), Richard Watkins (horn), Michel Lethiec (clarinet).



Schubert, Beethoven & Brahms

Wednesday 24th August – 7.30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

Programme: Beethoven – Quintet for piano and winds, Schubert songs. Brahms – String Sextet.

Artists: Barry Douglas (piano) Chris Blake, oboe, Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Vahan Khourdoian (bassoon), Richard Watkins (horn), Ailish Tynan (soprano), Elina Vähälä, Michael d’Arcy (violin) Ed Creedon, David Kenny (viola), Henri Demarquette, Angus McCall (cello).



Irish Flute & Guitar

Thursday 25th August – 1PM – Chapel

A lunchtime recital featuring Eimear McGeown (Irish flute) and Jonny Toman (Guitar).



Barry Douglas Piano Recital 

Thursday 25th August – 7.30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

Barry Douglas performs Schubert – Four Impromptus Op 142, Tchaikovsky – Dances and Romances and Beethoven – Sonata in F minor Op 57 “Appassionata”.



Music and Poetry

Friday 26th August – 1PM – Chapel

A lunchtime recital featuring Sam Kane (Violin), Ed Creedon (Viola), Aoife Burke (Cello) and actor Jake Douglas.



Brahms violin sonatas

Friday 26th August – 7.30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

Elina Vähälä (violin) and Barry Douglas (piano) perform Brahms Violin Sonata no. 1 in G, Violin Sonata no. 2 in A and Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor.



Camerata Ireland

Saturday 27th August – 7.30PM – Banqueting Hall [BQ]

The final night of the Festival will feature all-Ireland orchestra Camerata Ireland, directed by Barry Douglas.

Programme: Mozart – Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K.488, Beethoven – Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat, Op.19, Mozart – Symphony No 40 in G minor, K.550.

Please note, this concert is currently only available to book as a part of a concert and banquet package, with all proceeds supporting the Camerata Ireland Academy and our work with young musicians. Guests will enjoy pre and post concert drinks receptions and a two course dinner after the concert in the historic surroundings of the Banqueting Hall, hosted by Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland. Bookings may be made for tables of 10 (£140pp). To make a booking, please contact office@camerata-ireland.com.






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