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Sea Wrack

Irish Art Song

‘Sea Wrack’ is one of six productions making up The Salon Series, featuring staged performances 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.

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.

Hamilton Harty, arr. Bryan Evans and Tristan Russcher – ‘Sea Wrack’
Hamilton Harty – ‘Lovely Jimmie’; ‘To the Gods of Harbour and Headland’
John McCormack/Thomas Moore – ‘She is Far from the Land’
William Vincent Wallace – ‘Sainted Mother, Guide his Footsteps’
Charles Wood – ‘At the Hour of Night’
Herbert Hughes – ‘A Young Maid Stood in her Father’s Garden’
Trad. arr. Neil Martin – ‘Méilte Cheann Dubhrann’
Trad. arr. Matthew Owens – ‘Carrickfergus’
Peter Wilson arr. Matthew Reeve – ‘A River Runs Beneath Us’
Berlioz – ‘Elegy’
Neil Hannon arr. Paul Campbell – ‘Sunrise’

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.

Review in Opera Wire of the performance of Sea Wrack at The MAC

Find out what our audience thought of ‘Sea Wrack’ 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

Hair and Make Up
Nuala Campbell

Gowns and accessories
Eadach by Sara O'Neill

Venue Partners