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Clandeboye Festival plays host to its French connections

By Staff Reporter

Next month's Clandeboye Festival is set to be a celebration of all things French with a feast of Gallic artists and composers.

People from as far afield as the US, Russia and Chile are due to take part.

Barry Douglas, artistic director of the festival and Camerata Ireland orchestra, said: "It is very exciting for us at the Clandeboye Festival to be welcoming artists from the US, Chile, Russia, England, Scotland and Ireland and this year three leading French musicians; the first winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition, Philippe Cassard, cellist Marc Coppey and pianist Julie Alcaraz."

Extended over two weekends, the event will have concerts in the evening as well as at lunchtime and in the afternoon.

Tickets are on sale from the Grand Opera House box office, and will also available on the night on the door.

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