West Cork History Festival Concert

August 7, 2018

We are delighted to be staging a concert on the Saturday night of the Festival, featuring Jessie Kennedy and Lady Patsy Puttnam. The concert is a musical narrative inspired by the life and writings of Lady Mary Carbery, from the years 1898-1901 when she lived in Castlefreke on the coast of West Cork. This film gives you a taste of 'The Carbery Songs':

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Jessie Kennedy

Acclaimed Irish singer, songwriter and composer Jessie Kennedy has most recently headlined shows at St. Barrahane’s Classical Music Festival in West Cork, Cork Opera House, and The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Jessie is a violinist with The Vespertine Quintet. She is about to release her fourth studio album, which follows her powerfully evocative 2015 record “The Carbery Songs”.

Last month, Jessie performed specially commissioned music at a collaborative event with Jeremy Irons, an event which formed part of the Coming Home exhibition.