June Bank Holiday Music performance by Guitar Plus Guitar Orchestra and Claudia Duffy at the Crawford Art Gallery
Visitors to Crawford during the June bank holiday will be in for a treat on Sunday June 5 when Guitar Plus perform in the Gallery’s iconic Long Room.
A selection of MTU Cork School of Music’s most talented students are lined up for performances amidst the visually arresting collectible exhibition Botanica: The Art of Plants, which runs until September 18. Guitar Plus is a collective of senior classical guitar students and graduates of MTU Cork School of Music. The guitar orchestra includes: Sara Corkery, Victoria Pierce, Robert Keating, John Ahern, Tadhg Cunningham, Eoin McDermott and Brian Sheridan. The performance is directed by Jerry Creedon.
The performance will also feature special guest Claudia Duffy, 12, a brilliant young classical guitarist, who studies with Jerry Creedon at MTU Cork School of Music. Claudia recently won the Under-16 Junior Classical Guitar Competition at the Feis Ceoil in Dublin, having previously won the Under-12 Junior Classical Guitar Competition in 2021.
Claudia has been praised by international judge and performer, Craig Ogden, for the keen sense of musicality that emanates from her playing as well as her powerful sound and attention to detail.
Claudia also won the MTUCSM Junior Recital competition earlier this year. The committed 12-year-old travels weekly to MTU CSM from her home in Dingle, West Kerry, where she is in 6th class at Ballyferriter NS.
Jerry Creedon, keynote speaker, comments: “Claudia is extremely committed to undertaking such a journey each week, not to mention the time spent in rehearsals, her accomplishments are well deserved. We are delighted that the educational reach of MTU Cork School of Music is expanding, particularly in counties Cork and Kerry.”
Dyane Hanrahan, head of marketing and communications at Crawford, is “thrilled to have music in the galleries again and if the response to last month’s MTU School of Music performance is anything to go by, Guitar more and Claudia Duffy will be a real musical treat for all visitors. especially among Botanica’s works of art: The Art of Plants. Visitors are sure to be swept away! “.
Crawford’s website has a comprehensive list of what to expect before a member of the public visits. https://crawfordartgallery.ie/music-at-midday-june-2022/
The Crawford Art Gallery will also be offering tours open to all and free on Sunday June 5 and Bank Holiday Monday June 6 at 2 p.m. There is no reservation required for Music at Midday or gallery tours
Expert tour guides invite visitors to delve into the National Collection and the many exhibitions held at the Crawford Art Gallery. The tour experience will focus on the Zurich Portrait Prize and the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2021 and Saturation: The Transformed Everyday, offering fascinating insights, information and the stories behind the artworks and artists who created them. Places on the tours will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no pre-booking necessary.
In addition to the Zurich Portrait Prize & Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2021 exhibition, the Gallery also presents Botanica: The Art of Plants, Saturation: The Transformed Everyday Life, Port of Cork Collection, film screenings by Martin Healy: Last Man and Recasting Canova in it’s Sculpture Galleries.