Hearts Too Big (For A Small World)

Online Event for Culture Night 2020 Europe and America’s Pacific west coast are joined virtually, with an event bringing together singer Vlad Smishkewych (Ireland), vielle virtuosas Shira Kammen (USA) and Michelle L O’Connor (USA/Ireland). Songs by the troubadours, trouvères and Minnesingers of France, Spain, and Germany will weave a hypnotic spell around listeners. The programme…Continue readingHearts Too Big (For A Small World)

H.I.P.S.T.E.R. launch

*POSTPONED* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE People’s Museum of Limerick After a day packed with music, dance and an instrument exhibit, join H.I.P.S.T.E.R. in celebrating its official launch on the 8th European Day of Early Music!Continue readingH.I.P.S.T.E.R. launch

Dance Workshop: Introduction to Renaissance & English country dance

*POSTPONED* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Coachhouse, People’s Museum of Limerick Felicity Maxwell, dance instructor 2 hours – Limited to 16 participants (18 and over) Come lords, ladies, and gentles all, for an introductory workshop in the noble art of English Renaissance and country dancing with instructor Dr Felicity Maxwell. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, social…Continue readingDance Workshop: Introduction to Renaissance & English country dance

Viola da gamba Concert: Fire in the Belly

*POSTPONED* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE People’s Museum of Limerick Sarah Groser, viola da gamba Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord Vlad Smishkewych, narrator (40 mins, followed by Q&A) French Baroque viol players and composers Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray have been described as “the angel and the devil”—the former known for his sweet and gentle style, the latter for…Continue readingViola da gamba Concert: Fire in the Belly

Recorder Concert: Chrome Attic

*POSTPONED* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE People’s Museum of Limerick Theresa Burton, recorder Vlad Smishkewych, voice Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord Sarah Groser, viola da gamba (40 mins, followed by Q&A) Music in early 17th-century Italy was considered the avant-garde of its time, revolutionary and experimental. Composer Giulio Caccini even named his collection of solo songs Le nuove musiche…Continue readingRecorder Concert: Chrome Attic

Medieval Concert: Unexpected Innovations

*POSTPONED* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE People’s Museum of Limerick Vlad Smishkewych, voice, sinfonia, percussion Sarah Groser, vielle Michelle O’Connor, vielle (40 mins, followed by Q&A) Most modern impressions of the medieval period tend towards an antiquarian and dismal view of this period, so often referred to as the “Dark Ages.” Although it had its share of…Continue readingMedieval Concert: Unexpected Innovations

Instrument Exhibit

*POSTPONED* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Sure to please visitors of all ages, our exhibit brings together original as well as reproduction instruments to delight and educate. Come with eyes wide open and ears ready to be delighted! From 10:00am until 5:00pm, Early Music Day at The People’s Museum will feature a collection of instruments that are…Continue readingInstrument Exhibit

Musica Transpyrenaica: song journeys across European borders

10 March 2020 – 1:15pm MIC Chapel, Foundation Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Eamon Sweeney, guitars Wolodymyr “Vlad” Smishkewych, tenor Featuring songs by John and Robert Dowland, tonos by José Marín, airs de cour by Etienne Moulinié and Spanish airs from French collections as well as styles from the Spanish period in Naples, in a…Continue readingMusica Transpyrenaica: song journeys across European borders

Stars and Stones: an evening of medieval music

7 March 2020 – 7:30pm Anita’s Gallery, Mountshannon, Co. Clare Michelle O’Connor, vielle Wolodymyr “Vlad” Smishkewych, harp, sinfonia/organistrum, percussion Musical explorations and poetic symbols from Ireland to Iberia Part of the Borderlines Project From sacred medieval songs filled with poetic symbolism, from the dolmens and stone crosses of Ireland to the Campus Stellae of Santiago,…Continue readingStars and Stones: an evening of medieval music