Saturday, April 24, 2010
Natalie Clein in New Ross
I heard Natalie Clein interviewed on Pat Kenny on Wednesday and was delighted to catch this celebrated cellist in New Ross last night. We arrived just time after a little trouble finding the right church. (New Ross has two churches bearing the name of Mary and our one was on top of a hill). The solo Bach was wonderful and the Piazzola numbers accompanied by guitar worked very well. The words 'specially commissioned ' can strike dread into the heart of many listeners accustomed to linking the term with 'squeaky gate' music, but at least the information that it was twelve minutes long was useful. Good programme notes had lots of interesting information on the pieces.
There was a very good turnout, but the performance was somewhat marred by some rather loud,uninhibited, raspy coughing from a young man who I think might have done better to stay out at home out of the cold for the night.
Virtuoso guitarist Gerry Power and anchor man of Powers Bar Sessions the from Dunmore East was in audience. We also met soprano, Roisin O Grady from Tramore, herself a touring artist with Music Network