World Music takes centre stage at Coole Orchestra Festival

This day long festival is now in its second decade and this year includes world music and dance workshops and an evening performance from five orchestra including 180 musicians of all ages from the west of Ireland and a host of young dancers. ‘Introducing world music into this year’s festival brings many new elements’ says festival founder and artistic director, Katharina Baker. She composes a new piece of music for the festival each year and this year it’s a collage of Bollywood and Irish traditional sounds entitled The Bollywood Céilí which will be performed by 180 musicians and will feature Indian and Irish dancers.