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Galway Bay is Calling

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm


Naomi Berrill, cello

Matthew Berrill, conductor

Galway Jam Circle
Sean McGrath (leader) | Brendan Casey | Caroline Slattery | Claudia Falk | Coralie Mureau | Donnacha Bushe | Ernesto Lara Sánchez | Gina Mooney | Kathryn Reynolds | Kieran Cunnane | Maura Tomei | Maria Vittoria Marra | Micheal Murphy | Rebecca Breslin | Sally Whelan | Sarah Ryan | Viorel Anitei

Voice of Galway
Lorna Salmon (leader) |  Aisling Cunningham | Bernie O’Connell | Cathy Fahy | Catherine Sweeney | Caelin Randall-Scott |  Ciara Walsh | Clare Doherty | Claire McLaughlin | Chloe Byrne | Deirdre Squires | Diarmuid Heneghan | Eamon Brett | Elena Toniato | Emma Kelly | Elwyn de la Vega | Filippo Martinelli | Geraldine Kyne |  Helen Burke | Helen Casserly | Julie Sammon | Jim Flynn | Lorna Salmon | Lucia Ramberg | Martha Moynihan |  Matthew Berrill | Michael Prendergast | Niamh Murphy | Patricia O’Brien |  Patsy Tyson | Peter Gardiner | Rosemary O’Malley | Ruth Dooley | Shane Carroll | Shane Dervan | Tara Killilea | Una O’Connor | Valerie Egan

Galway Camerata
violin 1: Harold Berjamin | Brian Cullen | Jay Holland | Máirín Minahan | Lucy Hayward O’Leary | Maricel Sevilla
violin2: Matthew Harrison | Jeonghee Hyun | Erica Yuchen Li | Gabrielle Quirke
viola: Michael Chang | Conor Hurley
cello: Eileen Ashall | Catherine Gagneux | Helen Lee-Callaghan | Niamh Murphy 

Guest musicians: Aoife Burke, cello | Dan Bodwell, double bass | Mairéad Berrill, guitar | Lucia Mac Partlin, violin

Galway Bay is Calling is a collaborative community project that Music for Galway (and Cellissimo 2024) is running in partnership with the Galway Atlantaquaria (GA) and ATU. It involves three community music groups, three marine specialists (Garry Kendellen, Dr. Maria Vittoria Marra, Dr. Joao Frias) and one cellist/composer (Naomi Berrill).

The project is about informing the participants about marine life, about Galway Bay, and to get them to reflect about how we influence the ocean and how it influences us. Over a series of workshops, the participants learned what they can do to mitigate stresses on our beloved bay and on the oceans of the world.

Following this activity, Headford born and Florence resident cellist, singer, composer Naomi Berrill visited ensembles in rehearsal. She talked to them, played with them and gathered their impressions and sounds inspired by the workshops. For this, the first event of Cellissimo, you will hear the ensembles perform on their own, to then come together to premiere this piece, a Cello Concerto for Mixed Bag Orchestra, that emerged from this work.

This is a project funded through the Creative Climate Action Fund, an initiative that is managed by Creative Ireland. This project is funded through the Spark Stream, by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communication.

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Please note that there is a paid parking system in the car park in Leisureland.
Cash and card payments can be made at the ticket machine in the foyer before exiting the building.
To avoid queuing at the ticket machine, card payments can me made at the barrier before exiting the carpark.

Alternatively, cars can be parked in the Salthill car park and on the road side.