Musical Migrations

In this series, Evelyn Grant travels to meet musicians who have settled here, making huge contributions to the musical landscape in Ireland. She visited Laois, Donegal, Sligo, Gort and Galway. Listen back below.

Musical Migrations | Laois

Evelyn Grant meets musicians who have settled in Ireland. At the Laois Music Centre, she talks with American flute teacher, Kimberley Melia; Italian singing teacher Andrea Saachi; cellist Sonja Cadogan from the Netherlands; the Director of the centre, Jason Ritchie and Music Generation Music Development Officer, Rosa Flannery.


Musical Migrations | Donegal

Evelyn Grant meets musicians who have settled in Ireland. This week in Donegal, she meets with cellist and conductor Victor Yelamo from Spain, violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yelamo from Hungary and Martin McGinley, Music Development Officer Donegal ETB.


Musical Migrations | Sligo

Evelyn Grant meets violinist Niamh Crowley, who returned to her native Sligo to establish The Sligo Academy of Music, and her multi-national team of teachers from Russia, Australia, Germany, and Romania. They are joined by Austrian violinist, Claudia Schuab, who combines Irish traditional music with yodelling.


Music Migrations | Gort

Evelyn's travels to meet musicians who have settled here, making huge contributions to the musical landscape in Ireland. Today, Evelyn meets the extraordinary Katharina Baker, who has created a thriving hub of music-making in Gort, Co Galway


Musical Migrations | Galway

Evelyn Grant meets musicians who have settled in Ireland. She travels to Galway to discover how the Luminosa Orchestra was founded with Nicola Geddes from Scotland and Lucy Hayward from England. She talks to French saxophonist Bertrand Huve and learns about the vital contribution made by the ConTemp String Quartet to music education in Connaught.