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.