of Music at St. Barrahane's Church

tel. +353 (0)28 33752 / +353 (0)86 226 4797  Jacqueline Weij

St. Barrahane's Church of Ireland Castletownshend,

(8 km from Skibbereen)

Co. Cork, P81 AH51




Tickets €20, ONLINE, from Thornhill Electrical, Skibbereen, at the door, or call 086 226 4797








is lively crossover group, who explore the limits of classical virtuoso music. This dynamic Irish ensembles core players are,

Karl Sweeney (violin), Robin Panter (viola), and Dominic Dudley (bass).

Meascán play the highly virtuosic Appalachian music, featured on the Appalachia waltz cd, by Mark o Connor, Yo Yo Ma,

and Edgar Meyer.

Programmes can features jigs, reels, fiddles tunes, as well as slow waltzs, and atmospheric pictures.

They also play a unique array of crossover music including tango, traditional, light jazz, and virtuoso show pieces.

Dominic and Robin also facilitate education and outreach projects, both at junior and primary school level.


The Programme for St. Barrahane's Church concert


Emily's Reel

Appalachian waltz

Caprice for three

Bach Adagio from Solo violin sonata in G minor


Misty Moonlight Waltz

Old Country Fairytale




Bach Cello suite no1

F.C. jig

Poem for Carlita

Etienne and Petunia

Chief sitting in the Rain

Star of County Down

College Hornpipe



Karl Sweeney began his studies with Fr. Brendan McNally at the age of four and continued under the tutelage of Maeve Brodrick at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he was awarded a 1st Class Honors BA in performance. In 2008 he completed his masters of music at Eastman School of Music in New York, where he studied with Zvi Zeitlin. Karl enjoys a very busy orchestral career, joining the 1st violin section of the RTE NSO in 2011, as well as regularly performing with Camerata Ireland. In 2008, Karl joined the violin faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Karl also regularly performs concerto engagements with Hibernian orchestra, Dublin Baroque Players and the Co-Orch. In chamber music he performs regularly with Ireland's leading musicians, including John O'Conor, Hugh Tinney, and others.


Robin Panter, originally from Liverpool, was a chorister in Liverpool Cathedral Choir from the age of 4. He studied the Viola at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and in 2004 Robin was appointed Tutti Viola with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow.

During his time with the BBCSSO, Robin was actively involved in the orchestra's education outreach projects and also completed his training as a Suzuki Violin teacher. In 2008 Robin joined a team of musicians that set up Sistema Scotland, the Scottish partner of the renowned 'El Sistema'programme in Venezuela. Alongside his continuing education work, Robin works extensively with many orchestras and ensembles in the UK and Ireland includingRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, and Wexford Festval Opera Orchestra. Robin performs regularly at Dublin's "Kaleidoscope" night, and has recently started up a Viola club at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He was recently appointed as a viola player, with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.


Dominic Dudley Dominic Dudley was born in Dundee, Scotland, and began playing the Double Bass at the age of thirteen with Ron Large. Dominic continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Thomas Martin and Kevin Rundell. In 1994, Dominic was appointed Section Leader (Principal) Double Bass with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland at the age of 23. As a concerto soloist, he has worked with the NSOI as well as the Hiberian Orchestra, and the Royal Irish Academy SO. As a chamber musician, Dominic has played with many leading International musicians, including Nicola Benedetti, Philip Cassard, john O'Conor, the Danish Quartet, Jorg Widmann as well as numerous chamber concerts with members of the NSOI. He also performs regularly at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. In 1996, Dominic was appointed Double Bass professor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Since then, Dominic has become increasingly interested in Music Education. He was a Music Facilitator for the NSOI, involving School visits and Workshops. Dominic plays on an English Double Bass by Lott 1820, as well as an instrument by his teacher Thomas Martin.

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