IMRO member Vincent Kennedy’s latest work “The Chronicles of Meath” will be premiered at the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan on 14 March at 8pm. “The Chronicles of Meath” is written for six Irish harps and will be performed by the Meath Harp Ensemble. There are seven movements of exquisite music each depicting a different time in the history of County Meath: Newgrange, The Hill of Tara – The Hill of Slane, The Book of Kells, O’Carolan’s Arrival, Lament at the Boyne, an arrangement of O’Carolan’s Concerto, and finally, Have You Ever Been To Nobber In the County of Meath? Vincent was commissioned by Meath County Council under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. “The Chronicles of Meath” is a public Art project and admission is free but tickets must be booked by contacting the Solstice Arts Centre Box Office directly at 046-9092300.
The performance comes soon after Vincent Received the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras special achievement award “For outstanding artistic achievement and for outstanding promotion of music in the community.” The award was a wonderful recognition for all involved in The Happy Prince production particularly Little John Nee (who wrote and retells Oscar Wilde’s story so beautifully) and Vincent, who wrote the music and conducted all the performances with the Donegal Youth Orchestra and Donegal Youth Choir. The award was presented to Vincent at the National Concert Hall on 9 February.