Solas Quartet at Ballina Arts Centre - Visit North Mayo

Solas Quartet at Ballina Arts Centre

Solas Quartet will perform LIVE in Ballina Arts Centre on Wednesday 8th March 2023.

If you are a fan of The Tommy Tiernan Show you will have seen Solas Quartet perform recently at the end of a recent show.

Katherine Hunka, violin 

Marja Gaynor, violin

Cian O Duill, viola 

Aoife nic Athlaoich, cello


Rohan Harron – Psychotia [2020] 

Purcell – Two Fantasias Z.737 and Z.738 [1680] 

Frank Bridge – Phantasie Quartet in F minor [1905] 

Jessie Montgomery – Strum [2012] 

Dvořák – Quartet in A flat Op.105 [1895]

The Solas Quartet joins us for their second live tour with another wide-ranging programme culminating in Dvorak’s magnificent A flat quartet. Young Dublin-based violinist and composer Rohan Harron’s Psychotia opens the programme with unpredictable energy and drive. Henry Purcell would have been of a similar age in London in 1680 when he wrote his fifteen remarkable Fantasias. Frank Bridge’s Phantasie Quartet is one of many early 20th century British works which bear the ‘Fantasy’ tag and look back to the form of Purcell’s Fantasias. American composer Jessie Montgomery’s Strum ‘begins with fleeting nostalgia and transforms into ecstatic celebration, drawing on American folk idioms and the spirit of dance and movement’.

Ballina Arts Centre