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On the 24th of November 2016, the Cork Quitar Quartet visited Rusheen N.S.  The music they played took us from the Renaissance to the current day.  The group has been together for three years.  At the start it was just Jerry Creedon, David Keating and Colin McClean.  A month beforehand Aengus Kirakowski had joined the trio.  Jerry Creedon had taught the other three about music in The Cork School of Music in UCC.

My personal favourite piece was “Loose Canon” which was a four part round.  It was quite unpredictable with a sense of hecticness.  We listened to many pieces, one of which was “Lotus Eaters” by  Andrew York (b. 1958).  He was a classical guitarist and composer.  We also listened to “Quiccan”.

Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born the 21st of March, 1685 and died 28th July, 1750.  He was a German composer.  He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  He wrote “little Fugue”.

Another composer, Johann Pachelbel, was born on September 1st 1653 and died on March 9th 1706.  He composed a large body of sacred and secular music.  He composed “loose canon”.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the music.  We thank the Parents’ Association for funding the Irish Guitar Quartet Seminar.



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