An evening of music and magic at Boyle’s King House

Join ‘Evlana’ and Michael Harding on Thursday June 30th at 7.30pm for a summer’s evening of music and magic in Boyle’s King House.

The event will feature composers with a Roscommon connection, such as Turlough O’Carolan and Percy French as well as performances of works with an enchanted theme, such as Ravel’s “Enchanted Flute”, Richard Strauss’s “At Sunset’ and “Elfentanz” by Florence Price. Evlana are delighted to welcome Michael Harding to share stories of local folklore and enchantment.

“Enchantment” promises to be a magical musical evening for all.


Siobhán Cleary Air – violin

Turlough O’Carolan Carolan Suite arranged by Siobhán Cleary ( Carolan’s Dream, Planxty Kelly, Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady) – violin, flute and piano

Siobhán Cleary Chaconne

Maurice Ravel La Flûte Enchantée from Scherezade – voice, flute and piano

Florence Price Elfentanz – violin and piano

John Corigliano Three Irish Folksongs – soprano and flute

Richard Strauss Im Abendrot from 4 Last Songs Soprano – flute, violin, piano

Percy French / Philip Green Gortnamona – soprano, flute, violin, piano


Evlana is a flexible group with programmes ranging from smaller ensemble groups to a sinfonietta sized orchestra. It was founded by composer, Siobhán Cleary in 2015. Evlana places contemporary music at the heart of its programming and provides an opportunity for Ireland’s most accomplished performers and composers to produce and perform their work.

Michael Harding is a poet, playwright and novelist. Many of his plays have been produced by the Abbey Theatre and his novels include Priest, The Trouble With Sarah Gullion, and Bird In The Snow. He has received numerous awards for his writing and theatre work, including the Steward Parker Award for Theatre), the Bank of Ireland RTE award for excellence in the arts, and the Hennessy Award for short stories. He was Writer in Association with The National Theatre in 1993 , was short listed for the Irish Times Aer Lingus Literature Award in 1989, and was Writer in Residence at Trinity College in 1999. He has written 6 volumes of best selling memoir, writes a column in the Irish Times, and podcasts on


Funded by Roscommon County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.



Tickets at €12 and €5 available here

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