Five Minutes with... The Swingles

Five Minutes with... The Swingles

Last week, The Swingles were performing as part of the Cork International Choral Festival and we were lucky enough to catch Oliver Griffith and Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson for a chat before their concert. As the first Irish International A Cappella Festival is getting nearer, we wanted to find out what they were most looking forward to in July. Have a read below for the full interview - Big thanks to Oli and Jo for meeting with our team and looking forward to hosting The Swingles this summer!

An Irish A Cappella Revolution

A CAPPELLA MUSIC IN ITS MODERN FORM IS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND UNIQUE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE USE OF THE VOICE, IN RECENT YEARS!

While being an incredibly accessible form of music, as proven by its recent popularity across the world, it also requires definite skill and technique. Indeed, a cappella singing displays all four forms of vocal skill from the use of percussive elements, instrumental mimicry, close harmony and virtuosic singing.

Pre-Sale Tickets for IRISH INTERNATIONAL A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL now available!

This summer, Ardú Vocal Ensemble are hosting the first ever Irish International A Cappella Festival from 14-16 July 2017.

Friday 14th July

Opening Gala Concert at University Church, Stephen’s Green. Hear some of the best in Irish A Cappella music including festival hosts Ardú Vocal Ensemble and International Barbershop Champions 4 in a Bar. This concert is being recorded by RTÉ lyric fm for future broadcast.

Saturday 15th July

Ireland’s A Cappella Competition returns for it’s second year at Griffith College Conference Centre. See up-and-coming Irish ensembles compete for a range of exciting prizes including a masterclass with The Swingles and a recording session at Windmill Lane Studios, sponsored by Dublin Studio Hub.

Sunday 16th July.

Grammy-awarding winning ensemble The Swingles will headline the festival with a concert at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. This concert is being recorded by RTÉ lyric fm for future broadcast.

Pre-sale tickets for these events are now available, including exclusive offers for All-Access passes, meet and greets with our performers and more for a limited time only. Check out www.irishacappella.com or http://fundit.ie/project/irish-international-a-cappella-festival to purchase now!

Full details of the programme can be found here.

Irish International A Cappella Festival is supported by Dublin City Arts Office, Dublin Studio Hub, RTÉ Lyric FM and the Association of Irish Choirs.