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Mozart, Blues and Vialdi at The Model - Sunday Lunchtime

The Informal Music Afternoon (IMA) programme on Sunday 5th February will include Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major K 415, Vivaldi's cello concerto in A minor RV 421 and blues music.

Pianist Aileen Cahill, who has developed a considerable reputation both as a soloist and an accompanist is a native of Sligo, she will perform Mozart’s 13th piano concerto in C major which was composed for a subscription concert in Vienna.

There is a somewhat celebratory feel to the music which is scored for trumpets as well as horns, but it is also characterised by the many playful interjections from the soloist. Nicola Cleary will direct Sligo Baroque Orchestra.

Anna Houston, founder member of No Crows and involved in so much music-making of so many different kinds in Sligo will be soloist in a cello concerto by Vivaldi.

This short concerto in A minor is full of virtuoso  solo writing in the outer movements, and sad, lyrical languid melody for the cello in the slow movement.

James Fraher and David Whittredge play inspired blues tunes from the Mississippi Delta and Chicago, including originals in a traditional blues style. Together they can lay down a groove, taking their audience out onto the front porch or all the way down in the alley for some exciting blues right out of the great folk blues tradition of guitar and harmonica duos. In 2016 James and David performed at the Sligo Live Festival, Westport Rhythm, Roots & Blues Weekender Festival and the Castlebar Blues Reunion Festival.

IMAs are one of the nicest ways you could imagine spending a Sunday lunch.

The Gallery Café offers delicious temptations; there is a cabaret style set-up; and the music great.

Informal Music Afternoon Sunday 5th February at 1 pm, The Model, Sligo

Admission  €5   children free