Resurgam to direct Galway Early Music Festival from 2024

18th April, 2024

Resurgam, Ireland’s foremost project-based vocal ensemble, takes on the direction and management of the Galway Early Music Festival.

It's a thrill to announce that Resurgam, Ireland’s foremost project-based vocal ensemble, is to take on the direction and management of the Galway Early Music Festival. Beginning with the 2024 edition, Resurgam will lead the festival into its next stage of development.

The 2024 edition of the Festival will take place over the June bank holiday weekend, Friday 31 May to Monday 3 June, with a very special culminating concert on Sunday 9 June.

Mark Duley, director of Resurgam, explains that “in recent years, Resurgam has been privileged to perform regularly at the festival and I have often marvelled at the unerringly imaginative themes and programmes Maura Ó Cróinín has devised. The superb array of artists from all over the globe have hugely enriched Galway and Ireland’s cultural landscape. We greatly look forward to continuing that legacy.”

Looking back over her years of organising the festival, Maura said, “I have had such a wonderful time being a part of the Galway Early Music Festival since the very first year in 1996.  I have worked with amazing international, national and local artists, colleagues, and volunteers. It has been thrilling to see interest in early music performance blossom in Galway and throughout Ireland. I look forward to the next decade of the Galway Early Music Festival under Resurgam!”

With Resurgam taking up the baton, the company looks forward to ensuring this jewel of a festival continues to shine brightly with its core focus of bringing world-class music to audiences across Galway city and county. For their first festival edition, curator and RTÉ lyric presenter Wolodymyr ‘Vlad’ Smishkewych has devised a far-reaching and inspiring festival theme and programme.

Events will take place in Galway City at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church as well as in Galway County in partnership with Headfest, Headford. Keep an eye out for the full announcement soon and in the meantime, save the date!


Galway Early Music Festival 2024

Friday 31 May – Sunday 9 June

Resurgam jumping for joy on Connemara's famous Sky Road, near Clifden, County Galway.

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