October to December
Cork Jazz Festival 2008
Live at the Library!
Jazz Lecture: ‘I like Jazz…But!’presented by Dr. Ian Darrington on Wed October 22 at 2p.m.
Piano recital by John Donegan on Thursday October 23 at 2p.m.
Jam session from the Oldtimers Jazzband on Friday October 24 at 2 p.m.
Admission to these events is free and all are welcome.
Cork Folk Festival
Con Kelleher photographic exhibition "Musicians at the Cork Folk Festival" will be on display in the Grand Parade during the month of October.
On Friday, 26 September, the Gramophone Recital series returns after the Summer break. Please join us at 11.00am as Seamus Murphy presents "A Classic Potpourri". All are welcome and admission is free.
Thomas Moore Festival 2008
My Gentle Harp: Moore's Melodies launch by the
Right Honourable Lord Mayor Brian Bermingham
on Friday 5 September at 2.00p.m.
Followed by recital performed by Rosie O'Brien and Gordon Warner
My Gentle Harp: Touring Concert
Tuesday 16 September: Central Library, Grand Parade
Lecture at 7 p.m. followed by concert at 8 p.m.
In celebration of 200 years of Moore's world-famous
Irish Melodies, the Thomas Moore Commemorative Festival
is delighted to present concert performances for voice
and piano entitled My Gentle Harp,
Join us to savour the glorious melodies of The Minstrel
Boy, The Meeting of the Waters, Believe Me if all Those
Endearing Young Charms and, of course, The Last Rose of
Summer. The recitals will be performed by some of Ireland's
finest young singers, drawn from among the prize winners
at the DIT Thomas Moore Festival held at the National
Concert Hall in January 08.
They are joined by one of Ireland's leading pianists,
Una Hunt who will also outline Moore's far-reaching
influence and play music inspired by the Irish Melodies.
My Gentle Harp: Moore's Irish Melodies 1808-2008
3 Sept - 4 Oct: Rory Gallagher Music Library, Cork
Thomas Moore (1779-1852), the Bard of Erin, was the most
celebrated poet and songwriter in nineteenth-century
Ireland. Moore was a writer and poet but it is as the
author of the Irish melodies that he is best remembered.
These 124 songs, based on Irish airs collected by Edward
Bunting and others, speak of love and loss, of
friendship, and of love of country. Published in ten
volumes between 1808 and 1834, they were worldwide hits,
reaching people of all classes in Europe, American and
The travelling exhibition consists of panels depicting
Moore's early and later life, The Irish melodies and
their musical influence, and The Irish melodies'
reception and legacy. These are accompanied by a DVD of
'One faithful harp' an hour-long TV production by
Hummingbird Productions and a compilation CD of
renditions of some of the melodies by well-known
Thomas Moore Festival 2008
This July saw the Rory Gallagher Music Library celebrate 30 years of Music and Memories. This celebration was organized as a week-long party of musical events. A number of musicians joined us to help celebrate. Take a look at our picture gallery to find a full list of performers. We are grateful to all who performed and to everyone who attended the events. Staff in the music library enjoyed the occasion and are already looking for an excuse to throw an other party.