Wed 17 Mar 2021
7:00pm | €FREE
Wed 17 Mar 2021
7:00pm | €FREE
This event is online

A live multimedia performance that embarks the online public in a visual and musical journey with cello and accordion music under the umbrella of the visual element, which creates an unforgettable aural experience.

This is a multimedia event that Adrian Mantu, cellist of the renowned ConTempo Quartet (Galway’s Ensemble in Residence), EnjoyTV, Culture Ireland, UCIMR, CelloVision Project & the Romanian Cultural Institute are presenting to the online audiences on 17 March 2021, during St Patrick’s celebrations.

This year Ireland & Romania are celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relationships and this concert is a celebration of Irish music performed by Irish and Romanian artists. Click here to watch this concert online from Triskel at 7pm on St Patrick’s Day.


  • 5 historical Irish composers (Ina Boyle 1889–1967, Swan Hennessey 1866–1929, Joan Trimble 1915–2000, Brian Boydell 1917–2000 & Herie O’Kelly 1859–1938)
  • 2 multi-award winning Irish/Romanian musicians (cellist Adrian Mantu and accordionist Dermot Dunne) based in two regions of Ireland (Leinster & Connacht)

through the use of videography and presenting to Irish and worldwide online audiences historical Irish works rearranged for cello and accordion.

All these musical works resemble a post-romantic mood and they all carry a deep emotional feeling throughout, related to the idea of freedom and equality.

The aims are:

  • to give to these historic Irish works a contemporary touch, through the use of videography
  • to create a wider platform for the Irish and Romanian musicians and for the historical Irish works, through the use of social media platforms.


Elegie/1913 and Psalm/1927 by Ina Boyle

Rapsodie gaélique op 63/1925 by Swan Hennessy

The Coolin/1939 arranged by Joan Trimble

Five settings on poems of James Joyce/1944 by Brian Boydell

Melancolie/1897 by Henri O’Kelly

Partners: Culture Ireland, EnjoyTV, UCIMR, Romanian Cultural Institute, Triskel Arts Centre Cork, Music Network, CelloVision Project and Jiggery Pokery Production.