Seven concerts to take place during the festival featuring performances by Alex Petcu, Marja Gaynor, David Power and John Walsh, Kelley Lonergan Petcu, Izumi Kimura and Cora Venus Lunny, Ellen Jansson and more.

Finding a Voice, the annual festival dedicated to the music of women composers, has announced its programme for this year’s event. The festival, which will be streamed online from Clonmel, will take place from 5 to 8 March and will feature concerts with works by composers including Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Keiko Abe and Rhona Clarke. Finding a Voice, which was founded in 2017 by sisters Róisín Maher (Curator and Lecturer at CIT Cork School of Music) and Clíona Maher (Director of Clonmel Junction Arts Festival), will also celebrate the bicentenary of the French composer and mezzo-soprano Pauline Garcia Viardot (1821–1910).

The theme of the festival is ‘It’s About Time’, with each of the concerts focusing on the concept of time in different iterations. On 5 March, the opening concert will be free to view and will see percussionist Alex Petcu-Colan perform a number of works by Japanese composer Keiko Abe, one of the world’s most celebrated marimba composers, along with music by Evelyn Glennie, Ella Macens, Elena Kats-Chernin, Elaine Agnew, Andrea Keller and Kate Moore.

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