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Westport Chamber Music brings the House down

Nephin Whiskey were delighted to sponsor the opening of the Westport Festival of Chamber Music in the historic surroundings of Westport House.

The sold out concert featured world class performances by renowned musicians Jose Franch-Ballester on clarinet and Charles Owen on piano.

Soprano Sylvia O'Brien gave a stunning rendition of Shostakovich's Seven Romances on verses by Alexander Blok, accompanies by Priya Mitchell on violin, Guy Johnston on cello and Charles Owen on piano.

The evening ended with the Festival's Artistic Directors Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney playing violin and piano respectively, joined by Guy Johnston on cello performing the rousing works of Franz Schubert to the thunderous applause of the gathered classical music fans.  

Naturally, we didn't disturb the artists by taking photos during the concert, but have some great shots of the crowds mingling in the halls of Westport House.  If you recognise anyone in the photos, please post a comment and we'll update the caption.

The Stage is set for Westport Festival of Chamber Music opening in Westport House

The Stage is set for Westport Festival of Chamber Music opening in Westport House

The programme of the evenings performances

The programme of the evenings performances

The crowd gathering in the beautiful main entrance hall of Westport House

The crowd gathering in the beautiful main entrance hall of Westport House

Westport Festival of Chamber Music
Westport Festival of Chamber Music
Westport Festival of Chamber Music
Westport Festival of Chamber Music
Westport Festival of Chamber Music
Westport Festival of Chamber Music
Westport Festival of Chamber Music
From L to R: Paul Davis managing director Nephin Whiskey, Hugh Tinney pianist and artistic director and John Neilly, Master Cooper Nephin Whiskey.

From L to R: Paul Davis managing director Nephin Whiskey, Hugh Tinney pianist and artistic director and John Neilly, Master Cooper Nephin Whiskey.

From L to R: Hugh Tinney pianist, Catherine Leonard violinist, Charles Owen pianist, Slyvia O'Brien soprano, Jose Franch-Ballester clarinetist and Mark Quick from Nephin Whiskey.

From L to R: Hugh Tinney pianist, Catherine Leonard violinist, Charles Owen pianist, Slyvia O'Brien soprano, Jose Franch-Ballester clarinetist and Mark Quick from Nephin Whiskey.

A meeting of traditional crafts: Gary Leahy traditional bowmaker from Newport with John Neilly Master Coooper at Nephin Whiskey.

A meeting of traditional crafts: Gary Leahy traditional bowmaker from Newport with John Neilly Master Coooper at Nephin Whiskey.

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