CONCERT 1

Darragh Morgan (solo violin)

St. Andrew’s Church, Berwick-upon-Tweed

September 23, 1.00 – 2.00 pm

Programme

J S Bach
Preludio from Partita No 3 in E major BWV 1006
Allemande & Sarabande from Partita No 2 in D minor BWV 1004

Shirley J. Thompson
Blue Iris (1989)

Turlough Carolan
Planxty & Eleanor Plunkett

Thomas Connellan
Carolan’s Dream

Yannis Kyriakides
Snake Music (1993)

Traditional Greek-Cypriot/Turkish-Cypriot folk music

Traditional North Macedonian folk music
Skopsko Oro

Sam Hayden
Picking up the Pieces (1990-91, revised 2019)

Traditional Irish folk music
An Buinneán Buí & The Dawn


Described by The Strad Magazine as ‘hugely impressive, he plays with seemingly effortless control’, Irish violinist Darragh Morgan is a renowned exponent of contemporary music, He has appeared as a soloist at Aldeburgh Festival and BBC Proms. A passionate chamber musician, Darragh is founder member of ‘the virtuosic Fidelio Trio’ (Sunday Times). Darragh was for several years violinist with the award-winning Smith Quartet, praised by The Guardian as ‘Britain’s answer to the Kronos’. He regularly leads London Sinfonietta, including recently at The Esplanade Singapore and Venice Biennale. He has recorded over 50 chamber music and solo albums. Darragh plays an 1848 Giuseppe Rocca violin, generously on loan from the Morgan-Rocca Instrument Trust which is administered by The Royal Society of Musicians and a bow by Joseph Alfred Lamy.