Wicklow based artist Eamon Sweeney is Music Network Artist in Residence in Mermaid over six months running Dec 2018 to May 2019. Eamon has curated six quality concerts with Irish and International artists for Wicklow audiences of all ages. Alongside the concerts Eamon will run a learning and participation programme. These concerts and events represent a unique and diverse opportunity for our audiences to see the best of Irish and international work - do join us at as many of these as possible.
THE FIRST 100 YEARS
THURSDAY 17 January
Music, poetry and song contain the emotional resonance of an era. At this unique concert a century of Irish democracy will resonate – courtesy of some of the country’s leading artists.
TRIONA MARSHALL, TIM EDEY & RITHIM ORCHESTRA
FRIDAY 8 February
A once-off meeting of some of Ireland’s most exciting traditional musicians: both well-established and up-and-coming
BRIAN IRVINE & FRIENDS
FRIDAY 29 March
An exciting, unpredictable musical adventure for children of all ages with a musical wizard as your guide...
IRISH & SPANISH BAROQUE GUITAR MUSIC
FRIDAY 26 April
One of the world’s leading baroque guitarists brings his incredible virtuosity to Ireland for the first time
CONCERTOS PARA BEBÉS
SATURDAY 25 May
Europe’s leading makers of concerts to be enjoyed by all the family – babies, parents, siblings, grandparents and friends.
These concerts are curated by Eamon Sweeney, Music Network Artist in Residence 2018/19, an initiative of Music Network in partnership with Wicklow County Council Arts Office and Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre.