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FEET FIRST     Tour Dates 10-13 and 17-20 JULY

The Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Director
Colin Dunne Dancer

Suk Serenade Op.6
Linda Buckley The Turn – Dance in your Blood (World Premiere)
Erkki-Sven Tüür Action – Passion – Illusion
Dvořák Two Waltzes Op. 54, Nos. 1 & 4

Katherine Hunka directs the ICO’s Feet First Summer Tour which offers a kaleidoscopic range of music combining old with new sounds. 

A visually stunning dance and performance treat sees dancer Colin Dunne direct the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s latest commission (by Kinsale-born composer, Linda Buckley), from his feet. Dunne is internationally renowned for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground. He was nominated for a UK Critics Circle National Dance Award for performances at The Barbican in Fabulous Beast’s production of The Bull (2007). His first solo show Out of Time premiered in January 2008.

Estonian pop-star-turned-composer Erkki-Sven Tüür is the leading figure of the post-Arvo Pärt generation. His Action – Passion – Illusion is an electrifying work with warm string tones. The opening Action resembles a Bartokian march. Passion is elegiac, beginning slowly with the cellos and basses, becoming faster as the violas and violins join in, bringing it to climactic conclusion with a swarm of high violins. Illusion is hypnotic in the minimalist manner and its articulation is breath-taking.

Dvořák’s much loved waltzes inspired his student Josef Suk. With echoes of Dvorák, Suk’s Serenade for Strings Op. 6 was written in his teens and remains one of his best-loved works.

Don’t miss another stunning programme from the Irish Chamber Orchestra.


Concert Dates


Wed 10 July    

St Multose Church, Kinsale

Kinsale Arts Festival – 8.15 pm   

Tickets: 021 470 0877 or



Thus 11 July    

Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock8pm            

Tickets: 063 98727

€20, €18 conc., €10 students

Fri 12 July   

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballingarry – 8pm

Tickets: 087 2652889

€20, €18 conc., €10 students


Sat 13 July                          

Simon Ryan Theatre, Tipperary Exel, Tipperary – 8pm

Tickets: 062 80520    

€20, €18 conc., €10 students


Wed 17 July                 

Blasket Centre, Dunquin, Co Kerry – 8pm

Tickets: 066 9156444 or

€20, €18 conc., €10 students

Thurs 18 July                     

Culturlann Sweeney , Kilkee – 8pm

Tickets: 065 9060769



Fri 19 July                           

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmanton Mall, Birr – 8pm

Tickets: Box Office: 057 9122911                                  

 €18, €16 conc., €10 students


Sat 20 July                          

Church of Ireland, Clifden – 8pm

Tickets:  The digital Office, The Square

€20, 18 conc., €10 students

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Tickets no longer available


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