The West Ocean String Quartet

8 Aug 2021
St Patrick's Church, Newtownards Road, Belfast

7pm

£18

Since it took its first tentative steps in 1999, www.westoceanstringquartet.com has received world-wide acclaim, garnering rave reviews and lauds from Ireland, America, Japan, Australia and Europe. Within the quartet, the worlds of traditional and classical music meet and fuse effortlessly, the quartet’s unique voice fearlessly willing to navigate the space in-between.  WOSQ has released five albums to date, the most recent, Atlantic Edge, in April 2020.

Their 4th album, An Indigo Sky, won the Irish Times Album of the Year, 2013. They have collaborated with many artists over the years, including Liam O’Flynn, Christy Moore, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Matt Molloy, Eimear Quinn and Brian Kennedy. Concert performances have taken them all around Ireland, to Europe, USA and beyond - their music is literally out of this world, as their first three albums were played aboard the International Space Station and clocked up around 40 million miles.

Join us, live, for this very special event in the incredible surroundings of St. Patrick’s church to launch the new album, Atlantic Edge and celebrate the first concert by the Quartet in over 18 months, and the first concert in Belfast in over a decade.

 

The West Ocean String Quartet are:

Séamus McGuire (www.mcguireleemusic.com) from Sligo

Niamh Crowley (www.sligoacademyofmusic.ie) from Sligo

Kenneth Rice (www.cyberstrings.com) from Kerry

Neil Martin (www.neilmartinmusic.com) from Belfast

 

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