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tel. +353 (0)28 33752 / +353 (0)86 226 4797 Jacqueline Weij
St. Barrahane's Church Castletownshend,
(8 km from Skibbereen)
Co. Cork, P81 AH51
SUNDAY 15 JULY 4 PM
IN CHRIST CHURCH, GLANDORE
Tickets €15, ONLINE, from Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen, at the door, or call 086 226 4797
LUX MUSICAE LONDON
Aileen Henry - Harp
Harry Buckoke - Viola da Gamba
Sophie Creaner - Recorder
Roberta Diamond - Soprano
Daniel Thomson - Tenor
Mirjam-Luise Münzel - Recorder
Toby Carr - Lute
Dowland’s Denmark Programme
Join the exciting travels of famous lutenist and composer John Dowland to the court of
Copenhagen and it's vibrant cultural life!
Including an unknown version of John Dowland's famous "Flow my tears", works by Lawes,
famous Irish tunes by O'Carolan and some rarely performed treasures!
At the dawn of the 17th century, Dowland returned to the Court of Christian IV of Denmark,
bringing with him an Irish harpist and a dancing master. World renowned for it’s musical
accomplishments, Copenhagen was a lodestone for composers and virtuosi across Europe.
Outward looking composers such as Hans Brachrogge and Melchior Borchgrevink both imported
and incorporated exotic mediterranean styles while famous names such as Johan Shop, Scheidt
and Praetorius were part of a stream of glamorous visitors. The programme introduces the music
of this grand court encountered through the British and Irish musicians and rather than simply
focusing on the regal displays of music, the programme also explores the more private experience
of being a travelling musician; ways of maintaining one’s religious and secular traditions and the
longing for the sounds of home.
Lux Musicae London musically explores the transition from the renaissance to the early baroque,
connecting the visual arts, poetry and philosophy with the music of the turbulent sixteenth and
The group’s diverse instrumentation, (harp, lute, recorders, voices and viol) enables them to deploy
a huge range of period instrumental colours and practices through a strongly expressive and
rhetorically led vocal approach to the texts and melodies of the era.
In 2016 Lux Musicae London were selected as finalists in the Concours internationale de Journées
de Musiques Anciennes in Paris and participated in the BREMF Live! Scheme 2016/17. Since
performing in the Brighton Early Music Festival they have been in increasing demand, performing
in various festivals around Europe, including the Fringe of the MA Festival Brugge, the Fabulous
Fringe of Utrecht’s Oude Musiek Festival and the International Young Artists Presentation in AMUZ:
Laus Polyphoniae Festival in Antwerp.
2018 sees Lux Musicae London performing in Germany, Ireland and the around the UK, listed as
highlights in the Beverley Early Music Festival and returning to the Brighton Early Music Festival
with their new programme Dowland's Denmark.