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Estonian musicians will perform in Ireland

From December 3 to 6, three concerts in Ireland will feature Estonian and Ireland musicians: Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Arvo Leibur (violin), Maano Männi (violin), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Clare McCague (harp, Ireland) and Dermot Dunne (accordion, Ireland).

Concerts will be held on December 3 at Dublin Castle and December 4 at Aula Maxima of National University of Ireland in Galway. The program consists of Clarinet Quintet No. 1 in B flat major by Iwan Müller, Fratres by Arvo Pärt, Sonata for accordion, clarinet, violin and cello by James Wilson, Clarinet Quartet No. 1 by Nernhard Crusell and Harp Quintet by Arnold Bax. Concert in Galway celebrates 10 years from Estonia’s accession to the European Union and introduces the gift – the sculpture group depicting writers Oscar Wilde and Eduard Vilde by sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu (unveiled in 2004) – from friendship city Tartu and Estonian Republic, also Estonian writer Eduard Wilde’s texts will be read in English.

On December 6, concert of Estonian and Irish folk music, including Four Estonian Sacred Folk Tunes for string quartet by Tõnu Kõrvits, will be held at Cobblestone Pub in Dublin.

Organisers of the concerts are Estonian Embassy in Dublin, NPO Loovüksus and NPO Tobias String Quartet.