West Ocean String Quartet with Magihread Ní Dhomhnaill

Author: Carol C. Bradley

West Ocean String Quartet

The West Ocean String Quartet with Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Decio Mainstage Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The event is free but ticketed. Contact the ticket office, 631-2800, or visit the website for tickets.

The West Ocean String Quartet – Seamus McGuire and Niamh Crowley on violins, Ken Rice on viola and Neil Martin on cello – formed in 1999 with the intention of exploring and celebrating music both traditional and newly-composed. Their repertoire is eclectic and unique and they have gained a reputation for breaking down the walls between traditional and classical music.

The quartet has performed to critical acclaim throughout Ireland, including sell-out performances in Dublin’s National Concert Hall and Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. They have also performed in USA and in France, and continue to collaborate both on stage and in the studio with many leading musicians.