“A Mother’s Voice” – their highly acclaimed original production, features music by Linda and Irene Buckley, along with voices of three living survivors, animation, and an art installation. This is a fully immersive audience experience, a blend of activism and art. It is a commemorative dedication to the many women affected by the Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland during the 1900s. A Mother’s Voice is a multidisciplinary production in honour of these women, a collaboration between artists and living survivors to shed light on this veiled era of Ireland’s recent history.
“Ireland and America – Ties across the Atlantic” A beautiful concert of string quartet music, including: Dvorak “American”, Jessie Montgomery “Strum” and “Square Movement” for violin & viola by Irish composer, Amanda Feery
“Ó slán is céad on taobh so uaim” – A concert of string quartet & classical guitar music celebrating Irish music, in collaboration with Frankfurt musicians Stefan Hladek and Rachelle Hunt
Performers include: Mia Cooper, Jane Hackett, Rachelle Hunt, Beth McNinch, Katie Tertell and Stefan HladekMore information
Formed in 2012 by violist Beth McNinch, Musici Ireland have performed hundreds of concerts around Ireland and have been broadcast across the world. In 2022, their live concert recordings Live from Wels House were broadcast in 12 countries to an estimated audience of 55 million (figures courtesy of RTÉ Lyric FM).
Beth McNinch is one of Ireland’s leading musicians, enjoying a busy and varied freelance career as a violist, educator, artistic director and producer. She is joined by a core team including Jane Hackett, Katie Tertell and Vourneen Ryan, who all bring a wealth of experience in different areas of performance and arts management.
Over the last decade they have performed regularly at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, debuting at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2019, and enjoyed a successful partnership with RTÉ Lyric FM through regular broadcast of their performances. Live concert broadcasts have been aired on BBC Radio 3 and in 12 countries worldwide.
In 2022, they celebrated their 10th anniversary with an ambitious concert series featuring music by women composers. Still I Rise at St Anns Church, Dublin, showcased the versatility of Musici Ireland, with concerts for wind quintet, piano quintet, guitar, and voice. With music from the baroque period to world premieres, they champion the works of women throughout the ages.
In January 2023, they premiered A Mother’s Voice, a fully immersive audience experience dedicated to the many women affected by the Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland in the 1900s. Most significantly, the performance featured the recorded testimony of three survivors, bringing the piece to life.