Kirkos Ensemble, always creative in their approach to performance, leave the city centre altogether for their next appearance. On September 21 the group present Attrition – A Musical Tribute to a Lost Generation in the beautiful surroundings of Farmleigh House, with a new version of Sebastian Adams’ chamber work Harry Patch, alongside Cross, a new installation piece by composer Robert Coleman. The audience will be transported into a chaotic, dark yet captivating world designed to play with the listener’s perspective of time.

Named after the longest surviving British combatant of the First World War (known for his line “war is not worth one life”), Harry Patch is a piece for horn, flute, cello and piano. Originally written to be played in total darkness, it reflects on the futility of war. Bringing the theme of conflict into an Irish context, Robert Coleman’s Cross takes inspiration from a leading figure of the Irish rebellion, Thomas Ashe, including words and melodies from ‘Let me carry your cross for Ireland, Lord’, a song Ashe wrote in 1916 while imprisoned for his role in the Easter Rising.

Both founding members and directors of Kirkos Ensemble, Sebastian and Robert look to bring audiences emotional, profound and fun experiences, with moments of wildness, tranquillity, aggression, and silence.

Saturday September 21st / Farmleigh House
Doors 2.30pm / Performance 3.00pm
Tickets €15 [regular] / 4 for €50 [family]
Further details and booking link here


Sebastian Adams