Irish Baroque Orchestra

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Irish Baroque Orchestra
Founded 1996

The Irish Baroque Orchestra is an early music ensemble based in Ireland. The Irish Baroque Orchestra is Ireland’s only professional period instrument orchestra. It was established in 1996 by Mark Duley and Thérèse Timoney. The artistic director is currently Monica Huggett.[1]

The orchestra presents four seasons of concerts annually along with a number of one off events. Each season includes a week of education, in conjunction with the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama. Their repertoire is mostly from the 17th and 18th Century.[2]

It performs across the country, taking residency at the Ardee Baroque Festival each November in Ardee, County Louth. In 2009 the orchestra performed in the Dublin Handel Festival.[3]

It is supported by RTÉ lyric fm and the Arts Council of Ireland.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Irish Baroque Orchestra: About". Irish Baroque Orchestra. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Munster Express: Review". Munster Express. December 5, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Temple Bar Cultural Trust". Temple Bar Cultural Trust. April 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 

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