Imbolc International Music Festival is honoured and delighted to announce that we have received an award from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to commission renowned musician and composer Michael Rooney to compose a suite of music for IMBOLC 2019.

"The Famine Suite" will be performed on Sunday 10th January 2019 by young musicians from all parts of Ireland.

The performance will coincide with the exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger.

Michael Rooney: “I'm delighted to bring the score of 'The Famine Suite' back to life again, twenty two years after it was written. It was my first suite of music and this time around it's been a labour of love orchestrating this suite. It will be my pleasure to work on it with some of the finest musicians in Ireland.”

Thanks to Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for their generous financial support of this project.