The Lir Quartet

Date: Friday 12 November 2021 8pm
Venue: Calry Parish Church, The Mall, Sligo
Admission: €23/€10 students
Booking: The Model 071-9141405 or

Please note: PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL The concert will be run in accordance with Government Covid 19 restrictions.

Mia Cooper & Siobhan Doyle (violins),
David Kenny (viola), Christopher Ellis (cello)
with Christopher Marwood (cello)

The Lir Quartet Con Brio Music Series



Mendelssohn Quartet Op.13
John Kinsella On hearing Purcell and Shostakovich at Bantry House – June 2008
Schubert String quintet in C major


Formed at Barry Douglas’s Clandeboye Festival in 2017 the Lir Quartet is quickly establishing itself as one of Ireland’s most exciting chamber music ensembles. The quartet comprises of four young Irish musicians, with each player pursuing varied soloist, orchestral and chamber music activities.

Composed a couple of months after Beethoven’s death, Mendelssohn’s Op. 13 Quartet masterpiece is a homage to Beethoven’s quartet writing, particularly his opus 95 and opus 132. This is followed by one of John Kinsella’s short, virtuosic and entertaining works for string quartet.

Completed just two months before the composer’s death Franz Schubert’s String Quintet is generally regarded as the composer’s finest chamber work as well as one of the greatest compositions in all chamber music. It is scored for a standard string quartet plus an extra cello and for this performance the Lir Quartet will be joined by Christopher Marwood.


Arts Council Funding Music RTE National String Quartet Foundation Calry Parish Church, The Mall