of Music at St. Barrahane's Church

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




Tickets €15, ONLINE, from Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen, at the door, or call 086 226 4797




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

seventeenth centuries.

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.

180715 Lux Musicae