West Wicklow Music Festival

17th May 2018 – 20th May 2018 all-day

West Wicklow Festival 2017

The 2018 West Wicklow Festival will take place from the 17th-20th May 2018 at Russborough House and St Mary’s Church Blessington.

The programme has been significantly expanded this year to include 5 professional concerts and our first education and outreach programme for children and families.

Full programme details can be found at www.westwicklowfestival.com

The West Wicklow Fesival was set up by pianist Fiachra Garvey.  Fiachra grew up as a farmer and pianist in Ballyknockan, on the glistening Blessington lakes. In 2011, Fiachar moved to London to pursue a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music, and subsequently travelled extensively to many great festivals all around the world.



Thursday 17th May 2018, 8pm, Russborough House – Fiachra Garvey / Julian Bliss / Philip Higham.

Beethoven: 7 variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” WoO46 for cello and piano
Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano


Beethoven: Trio in Bb major op 11 for clarinet, cello and piano
Brahms: Trio in a minor op 114 for clarinet, cello and piano

Friday 18th May 2018, 8pm, Russborough House – Benyounes Quartet / Fiachra Garvey.

Haydn: String quartet in G major op 76 no 1
Debussy: String quartet in g minor op 10


Schumann: Piano quintet in Eb major op 44

Saturday 19th May 2018, 8pm, Russborough House – Julian Bliss / Philip Higham / Benyounes Quartet.

Brahms: Clarinet quintet in b minor op 115


Schubert: String quintet in C major D 956

Saturday 19th May 2018, 10:30pm, Russborough House – Philip Higham.

Bach: Cello suite no 3 in C major BWV 1009
Bach: Cello suite no 5 in c minor BWV 1011

Sunday 20th May 2018, 10am-1pm, Russborough House – Free Family Music Event.

Check website for details.

Sunday 20th May 2018, 4pm, St Mary’s Church Blessington – Gavan Ring / Fiachra Garvey.

Rossini: “Largo al factotum” – The Barber of Seville
Verdi: “O Carlo, ascolta … Io morro” – Don Carlo
Debussy: Images Book 2 for solo piano
Quilter: Go, lovely rose / Now sleeps the crimson petal
Schubert: An Sylvia D891 / Ständchen D957 / Erlkönig D328


Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major op 60 / Polonaise in Ab major op 53 “Heroic”
Selection of Irish songs: She is far from the land (Lambert) / Macushla (McMurrough) / The Kerry Dance (Molloy)
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel



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