How to fold the wind

St Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dundalk

16 June 2023 8:00pm


Cassandra MillerNew Commission World Premiere
Linda Catlin SmithFolio World Premiere
Caroline Shaw (USA, b. 1982)How to fold the wind


Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierConductor

We all know what folk music is, more or less. What about folks’ music, then?

Chamber Choir Ireland and Paul Hillier join Louth Contemporary Music Society for their annual midsummer festival. This year's festival, Folks' Music, will bring together just that: lots of different folks, from Irish traditional musicians, to saxophone players from Spain, string quartets from London and Dublin, and composers from Italy, Canada, the United States and England as well as Ireland. 

Chamber Choir Ireland choir will open the festival on a Friday evening, singing in the luminous atmosphere of St Nicholas Church of Ireland in Dundalk, with haunting works by two LCMS regulars from North America, Linda Catlin Smith and Cassandra Miller, and the magical incantation, How to Fold the Wind by Caroline Shaw. This is folk music from some place off the map.

These world premieres by Cassandra Miller and Linda Catlin Smith were commissioned by Louth Contemporary Music Society for Chamber Choir Ireland, with funding from the Arts Council/an Chomhairle Ealaíon. Miller's work was co-funded by The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.