‘It is Sweeney’s Third String Quartet, from 2004, that has the word masterpiece stamped all over it. It is a monster of a piece lasting 36 minutes. It’s totally abstract, and some might think it discontinuous, with its apparently fractured progression, pounding rhythmic unisons that dissolve, seemingly isolated and unrelated musical events, wild dances, and melancholic intensity. With a little familiarity, the events begin to cohere, and what emerges is a kaleidoscopic piece of a rare conciseness and almost Beethovenian intensity’. – Michael Tumelty, The Herald, 2007

Calendar

Jul
26
Thu
The Glasgow Barons: Heaven and Earth @ Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ARVO PÄRT Summa

BARBER Adagio for Strings

BILL SWEENEY Sean Orainn

NORRIE MACIVER Songs of Govan Old, Part Three

DVOŘÀK Serenade for Strings

NORRIE MACIVER – Singer/Songwriter

“The Gaelic Cross Over Voice of his generation” Calum McDonald, RUNRIG

PAUL MACALINDIN – conductor

Welcome to Season One of The Glasgow Barons, Govan’s Own Orchestra. Our Govan Reminiscence Group is thirty years old and to celebrate, award winning young singer, Norrie MacIver, performs new folk songs written in collaboration with them. Raw, soulful composer Bill Sweeney swathes us in his unique Celtic sound from the Isles. Dvořàk’s majestic Serenade completes our journey from Heaven to Earth. Conducted by Artistic Director, Paul MacAlindin.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Two minutes walk to Govan Old Parish Church, behind the Pearce Institute on Govan Road, from:

Govan Subway/Bus Station

Buses (alight Govan Subway): 21, 23, 23A, 23B, 26, 90, 765, X19 (Napier Street)

Free car park: Govan Cross, Napier Road off Govan Road

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

email Paul at theglasgowbarons@gmail.com