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Sea Wrack

Irish Art Song

‘Sea Wrack’ is one of six productions making up The Salon Series, featuring staged performances in the round by Northern Irish and Irish artists.

Come and join us as we explore the work of composers and new arrangements of songs from across the island of Ireland, including pieces by William Balfe, Hamilton Harty and William Vincent Wallace. ‘Sea Wrack’ will take place in the St Joseph’s in Sailortown, once a church, now a venue for the people of Sailortown who have ambitious plans to fully restore the building as a community and arts hub.

Soprano Susie Gibbons, mezzo Jenny Bourke, tenor Michael Bell and baritone Seamus Brady, with pianist Frasier Hickland, will perform repertoire including ‘Sea Wrack’ by Hamilton Harty in a new arrangement by Bryan Evans, ‘Carrickfergus’ in a new arrangement by Matthew Owens and ‘Sainted Mother’ by William Vincent Wallace.

Refreshments will be available at the venue.

This event is part of NI Opera’s new Salon Series: six one act productions featuring opera, art song, cabaret and music theatre, which will be performed in spectacular locations around Northern Ireland during 2023.

Find out more about St Joseph’s, Sailortown by clicking here.


'Sea Wrack is a fine celebration of Irish Art Song'

Read the full review here.


Susie Gibbons

Jenny Bourke

Michael Bell

Seamus Brady

Frasier Hickland

Creative Team

Cameron Menzies