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Saturday 24 August 2019

Boyne Music Festival

The annual Boyne Music Festival, which takes place in Townley Hall, Drogheda this weekend, has gone from strength to strength since it was founded by Ravensdale sisters Aisling and Julie-Anne Manning and their cousin Deirdre Brenner in 2012.

The four day event brings together internationally-acclaimed artists in a dynamic programme which includes concerts, tours, workshops, talks and more.

Classical chamber music forms the core of the music performed at the Boyne Music Festival each summer. The festival opens on Thursday night in the newly built Boann Distillery, when award-winning poet Neil McCarthy joins forces with the highly celebrated folk duo of Zoë Conway (fiddle) and John McIntyre (guitar).

The remainder of the festival takes place in the magnificent Townley Hall with three evening concerts featuring musicians including Rita Manning, Robert Cohen, Carmen Flores, Chris Laurence, Margaret Plummer, Vourneen Ryan, Robin Panter and many more.

Children and young people form a significant part of the Boyne Music Festival each year. On Saturday morning, children are invited to Townley Hall for a workshop on music creation and dance. Following this, the festival then presents a light-hearted family concert entitled 'Music from Home', exploring music from the festival performers' places of origin. Always a highlight of the festival weekend, this is a programme designed to inspire both the young and young-at-heart.

On Sunday afternoon,, there's a chance to see this year's BMF Young Artists, rising stars selected through a competitive selection process who receive coaching from festival artists in preparation for this concert.

For more information visit www.boynemusicfestival.com or phone +353 (0) 87 981 3926 .

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