Malcolm Proud, harpsichordist and Swiss violist Maya Homburger founded Camerata Kilkenny. They are joined by Barry Guy bass, Claire Duff violin, Marja Gaynor viola & Aoife Nic Athlaoich cello.
Together with uilleann piper David Power they perform a varied programme of music inspired by fantastical literary works from the 17th and 18th century by composers such as Biber, Dowland, Leclair, Telemann, Handel, Purcell, Marini and O` Carolan.
Camerata Kilkenny gave the impression that time is to be treasured, not to be rushed, that the music was somehow to be dwelt in, not pressured... Irish Times
Listeners foresaw this would be a great one and packed the Hugh Lane Gallery until, alas, no more could be admitted. Bach, period instruments, excellent players … and incredible music. Irish Times
A short promotional video to explain the coming together of the baroque ensemble ‘Camerata Kilkenny and David Power for the show ‘The Piper and the Faerie Queen’.
A sample of the programme for The Piper & the Faerie Queen ;
An Droighneann Donn (The Brown Thorn)
Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767)
OuvertureOverture: La Musette (a suite for strings and continue in G minor) No 6 TWV 55:g1
Air and Set Dance - An Leanbh Sidhe and the Garden of Daisies (The Fairy Child)
Georg Philip Telemann
Gulliver Suite for 2 violins TWV 40:108
The Fox Chase
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Suite from the Faerie Queen
G.F. Handel (1685 - 1759)
Pastoral(Pifa) from Messiah
Jean Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Musette and Minuet from ` Scylla and Glaucus`