Support Béal Festival

We are really looking forward to the festival next month. We have an amazing lineup of soloists and ensembles performing at the event:

On Friday, singer Iarla Ó Lionáird will join with our vocal group ensembÉal in Eyeless a worked we commissioned from Ailís ní Ríain. ensembÉal, conducted by Orla Flanagan and directed by Andrea Scott will perform six new works, (three of them commissioned by Béal).

On Thursday, Tom Buckner will perform a selection of operas from innovative American composer Robert Ashley.

On Wednesday, ConTempo String Quartet, Tom Johnson, Billy Mills and Elizabeth Hilliard will perform a sequence of works: Haydn’s String Quartet and Tom Johnson’s Formulas for String Quartet will be interspersed by short excerpts from Aperghis’ theatrical Récitations, readings by festival poet Billy Mills and Johnson’s own Sound-Art.

It should be great. Tickets will be available shortly from

If you would like to further support this project we would invite you to look at our Friend Scheme.

For €35 Friends will receive:
a festival pass, a complimentary programme and a ticket to a TheOpenRehearsals gig of their choice through 2012 and 2013

for €50 Patrons will receive:
all of the above plus a complimentary drink at the festival

Please send a cheque payable to Béal Festival to 37 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, including your own contact information with the donation.

If you would like more information on this scheme,
please contact Elizabeth on

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