West Wicklow Festival 2018

Following the huge success of the inaugural Festival in 2017, tickets are now on sale for the 2nd edition of the West Wicklow Festival. Taking place from 17th – 20th May 2018, the Festival will feature a host of international and Irish talent with concerts of classical chamber music being held at Russborough House and St. Mary’s Church in Blessington.

The 2018 Festival Programme features internationally acclaimed clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss, principal cellist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Philip Higham,  the award-winning Benyounes Quartet, renowned Irish baritone Gavan Ring and the Festival’s Founder and Artistic Director, renowned Irish pianist Fiachra Garvey.

 “I’m proud to welcome dear friends and wonderful artists to the Festival this year for a full-bodied and energetic programme of truly wonderful works of music. Debussy’s music will feature throughout the Festival in honour of the centenary of his death, along with many other musical highlights including a free Family Concert at Russborough delivered in partnership with the National Concert Hall”  – Fiachra Garvey, Founder & Artistic Director

This year, the Festival boasts an expanded programme of events with twice as many concerts as last year, more artists and the introduction of a new venue, the historic St. Mary’s Church in Blessington. Musical highlights include a late-night performance of Bach’s solo Cello Suites, Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B minor and a song recital by Irish baritone Gavan Ring, accompanied by Fiachra Garvey.

In partnership with the National Concert Hall, there will also be an innovative programme of interactive musical activities for children followed by a free Family Concert at Russborough House. Explore the beautiful gardens, the intricate hedge Maze, the magical Lady’s Island and watch out for live musicians along the way!

To book your tickets, just CLICK HERE or call the box office on +353 (0) 1 417 0000.

Please note, the Family Concert is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available shortly and we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.