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IIB Bank Music in Great Irish Houses Festival presents

Ian Wilson - The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

With narration by Gavin Friday. Clarinet: Carol McGonnell. Cello: Richard Harwood. Violin: Elizabeth Cooney. Piano: Finghin Collins

Commissioned in 2007, this piece is based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's eponymous short story of which Wilson says: "It has long been a favourite of mine, not least since it is a fine example of Marquez?s gift for making the macabre seem magical".

Tom Creed, of Rough Magic theatre company, is collaborating on this performance.

Image_ Gavin Friday Photo ©James Mooney

Olivier Messiaen

Quatuor for the End of Time
We celebrate the centenary of one of the most influential composers of the last century with a performance of his great quartet, written while a prisoner-of-war in Germany in 1941.