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13th February 2020

Just beginning my 3 week trip in the US – last night was the first concert- a recital for Xavier University in Cincinnati- despite torrential rain the audience was there in force and very warm. Off to PBS TV to do a big interview now with some Irish music on …READ MORE

7th August 2019

Box Office Now Open! Camerata Ireland are delighted to present the 18th Clandeboye Festival, A Sense of Place and Landscape, The Clandeboye Festival will be a celebration of the places and landscapes that …

9th November 2018

The soloist for this concert was Irish pianist Barry Douglas, whose relaxed approach to Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 made light of its fiendish rhythmic demands. Its central slow movement is some of the saddest music the composer wrote, but the opening is playful and jazzy, and that bluesy feel returns …READ MORE

9th November 2018

Next up was pianist Barry Douglas, who movingly interpreted Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1 in the concert’s centrepiece performance. Written when the composer was, astonishingly, just 17 and 18 (although substantially revised in his 40s), Douglas deftly captured the quick switches in tone, from a moving delicacy through the gamut …READ MORE

30th August 2017

By Alf McCreary August 18 2017 Barry Douglas, who is the heart and soul of the successful Clandeboye Festival, gave a memorable solo recital on Wednesday to a packed audience in the estate’s Great Hall. Douglas has recorded an acclaimed new release of Schubert’s solo works for piano, and two …READ MORE

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