Perfect Music for a Perfect Day

Ballymaloe Grainstore Concert

Ballymaloe Grainstore hosts the Scarlet String Quartet for a concert of exquisite and virtuosic music to celebrate warmer days and new beginnings. Performing sunlight filled music, including a rarely played and gorgeous composition by Frank Bridge; ‘Idyll’, Hungarian Dances by Brahms, Puccini’s glorious Crisantemi, Florence Price’s Adoration and beautiful favourites from Debussy and Ravel. The quartet’s love of melody and passion in the music they play makes for a fulfilling and powerful performance.

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Young musicians from the Corda Dulce violin group will open the concert.

Presented in association with Cork County Council; Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media; Pure Cork; Cork CoCo Pops.

Sneem Hotel exciting ceremony

Wild day for an end of summer season wedding in Sneem Hotel… there was determination to have the ceremony outside, which was stunning with the views, but after all the chairs were set up they blew over like dominos! The wedding guests came out, out came the bride, and within five minutes the heavens erupted… here…Continue Reading

Bohermore church, Limerick

Bohermore church, Limerick

Aimee and David married today in Bohermore church. A very moving moment as their son came up the aisle first, to Scarlet duo playing Pachelbels Canon. David swooped him up and hugged him and couldn’t look down the aisle at Aimee for being so moved. In the homily Priest Lorcan talked about shoplifting. He was…Continue Reading

St Colmcilles, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Beautiful wedding for a gorgeous couple. They had mark doyle take their fabulous photos. Lovely email from Eimear too, which she was happy for me to share; Hi Ilse I’m so sorry I never got to speak with you at the wedding. The music was amazing!!! I want to thank you so much. We’re really excited to see…Continue Reading

Honan chapel

It was great last weekend to have my sister over from London to join the Scarlets for a couple of weddings. She plays beautifully and used to play with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The rain was heavy but the ceremony was beautiful and full of warmth and joy!       Continue Reading

Barnabrow House and St John’s Tralee

A lucky dry day for the couple yesterday at Barnabrow, but still cold and we were glad to be playing near the fire despite the havoc the heat plays with the tuning of the strings!    Today in St John’s church in Tralee. I’m worrying about the women in sleeveless dresses looking chilly and wonder…Continue Reading

Holy Family Church Cork, Montenotte

Holy Family Church Cork, Montenotte

A lovely intimate wedding today for Norma and Dylan in this small pretty church in Cork. It’s the first time in this church, built in 1894, originally a Methodist chapel which local catholic people bought in 1949 for St Patricks parish. When they moved in it had a beautiful large pipe organ which was unfortunately…Continue Reading

Darrara church, Co. Cork

Darrara church, Co. Cork

A lovely small ceremony in Darrara church today for Tara and Christian. A perfect wedding in fact! Simple beautiful and peaceful. Darrara comes from the Irish word oak, so it seems there must have been a large oak forest in the area in the past. It’s a lovely church in the middle of rolling countryside.…Continue Reading