Highly acclaimed musical ensemble Sonamus feature at the County Museum in Clonmel

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Highly acclaimed musical ensemble Sonamus feature at the County Museum in Clonmel

The highly acclaimed musical ensemble Sonamus will feature as part of 'Culture Night' at the County Museum in Clonmel on Friday, September 16th at 8pm.

Sonamus comprises Cormac Breathnach (whistles), Eamon Sweeney (early & classical guitars), Rachel Factor (harpsichord) and Annette Cleary on Cello.

Sonamus combines the the talents of four highly-respected Irish musicians from the traditional, classical and early music worlds. The unique combination of instruments in Sonamus creates a beautiful and unique sound which allows the group to explore a wide palette of tones and timbres in their performances of Irish music from the last seven hundred years.

The group performs a free event as part of 'Culture Night' on September 16th in the County Museum, Clonmel ahead of their national tour which follows the release of their hugely-acclaimed debut album 'Music of Ireland'.

The 'Culture Night' performance will provide the audience with an opportunity to hear music that was enjoyed by all strata of Irish society from the 17th century to present day and reflects Ireland's extraordinarily broad musical heritage. The concert will feature compositions by Cormac Breathnach, Roger Doyle and Donal Lunny, traditional music, 17th century Baroque music from France and Ireland, Irish harp tunes and romantic arrangements of Irish traditional music.

Admission free, all welcome.