Two Special Evening Concerts At Dromore Yard, Aglish

Thursday May 30th – Trio Concert

Sunday June 2nd – Giovanni Bellucci – Liszt & Opera Concert

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Two Special Evening Concerts At Dromore Yard, Aglish

Thurs May 30th – Trio Concert
Sun June 2nd – Giovanni Bellucci – Liszt & Opera Concert

Prices from €20

Purchase Tickets

The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is delighted to extend its evening concerts at Dromore Yard; there will be two this year. The yard is a hidden gem on the banks of the Blackwater River.  The lands surrounding Dromore yard had been in the Barry family since the early 1500s.  Today, the farm yard plays host to the concert series of the festival, our audiences can meander through the yard where the old buildings shelter tables for a sit-down dinner and there is now an atmospheric bar in the old cow barn. Performances take place inside the large tin Dutch barn, hung with candle-lit chandeliers.

The sense of connection with the scenic beauty of the river beyond is helped by the large sliding doors that act as a transparent backdrop to the concerts. Daylight floods in before the performances start, and audiences can witness the darkening sky as the sun goes down when the candles come into their own. The intimacy and connection between performers and audiences and nature is very special.

Last year we experienced the virtuoso talent of Nadege Rochat on her Stradivarius cello accompanied by Dearbhla Collins on concert grand piano. This year Nadege returns ‪on Thursday evening, ‪at 8.15pm, with two other highly accomplished musicians,  Pablo Barragán  and Maki Wiederkehr to form a cello – clarinette -piano trio. We bring you this unique concert thanks to the very generous support of the Mullin and Fund families.

Before both concerts, a three-course sit-down affair will be prepared by our Guest Chef, Rose Greene a profound, contemporary influence on the Irish culinary scene.  We are delighted that Rose is prepared to leave her menagerie of pigs behind in Westmeath to cook for us. Dinner will be served in the old, agricultural buildings of the yard. Update; While the formal dining option is now sold-out (Picnic available) for the Thursday evening, Concert tickets are still available. Formal dining & picnic options are available for Sunday evening’s Concert

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On Sunday night, Giovanni Bellucci’s candlelit piano concert with music by Liszt, inspired by famous operas will be something not to be missed. We are honoured to have a star of Mr Bellucci’s international standing to play for us. We thank Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company Solicitors for their kind support of this eagerly anticipated concert. You Can View The Concert Programme Here.

On both nights we will also be offering a more informal option of a picnic box by Mezze of Waterford.

Trio In Concert - ‘Impressions’ Stanford, Trimble, Ireland, Brahms Thursday May 30th - 8:15pm

Three exceptionally talented musicians come together in concert for the very first time at Dromore Yard. We are thrilled to welcome back Nadege Rochat’s who enthralled our audience last year on her Stradivarius cello originally made for the Vatican. This year she will be playing with Pablo Barragán on Clarinette and Maki Wiederkehr on piano.

While the formal dining option for this concert is now sold out both seats for the performance & picnic option are still available.

BVOF would like to acknowledge the very generous support of the Mullin and Fund Families in staging this concert.

VENUE: Dromore Yard, Aglish

ARTISTS: Pablo Barragán / Clarinette - Nadege Rochat / Cello - Maki Wiederkehr / Piano

PRICE FROM: € 20 excl €3.50 sales commission per order.

You Can View The “Impressions” Programme Here.


Giovanni Bellucci - Liszt and Opera Concert - Sunday June 2nd - 8:15pm

World-famous Italian pianist Giovanni Bellucci plays a programme of opera paraphrases, for which he has gathered a devoted international following. Bellucci’sinaugural performance at the festival features works of Liszt inspired by famous operas. This will be an exceptional opportunity to experience this extraordinary performer, who has played solo concerts in many of the great opera houses of the world including, La Fenice in Venice, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, the Golden Hall in Vienna and who has recorded many CDs.

We thank Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company Solicitors for their kind support of this eagerly anticipated concert.

VENUE: Dromore Yard, Aglish

ARTISTS: Giovanni Bellucci / Pianist

PRICE FROM: € 20 excl €3.50 sales commission per order.

You Can View The Concert Programme Here.


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Rose has worked in some of the most renowned restaurants internationally, her aim was to learn from the best in the field. She ran the kitchen of a 1 Michelin starred restaurant, De Wulf.
Her work then veered towards building connections with farmers and producers, and also focused on research and development along side the micro-biology department of Antwerp university, which, gave rise to new ideas and a new focus on the health benefits of fermented foods and the sourcing of nutrient rich produce.
Over the last 2 years Rose has developed a more sustainable approach to life in the food sector, including the development of 4Hands Food Studio in order to channel all of her knowledge, expertise and passion down the right path.

Giovanni Bellucci Concert Programme

Liszt / Verdi

Aida, Danza sacra e Duetto finale, S.436

Berlioz / Liszt

Grande Symphonie Fantastique: A Ball, S.470

Liszt / Verdi

Miserere from Trovatore, S.433

Berlioz / Liszt

Grande Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold, S.470

Liszt / Verdi

Rigoletto, Konzert-Paraphrase, S.434

- Pause -

Liszt / Bellini

Grosse Concert-Fantasie aus der Oper Sonnambula, S.393


Isoldens Liebestod: Schlußszene aus Tristan und Isolde, S.447

Liszt / Bellini

Réminiscences de Norma, S.394

At the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival we are delighted to have had the opportunity to collaborated with the inimitable Eunice Power. Eunice’s first involvement with the festival came in 2011 and has since, on four more occasions, delighted our audiences with her culinary delights.
Eunice’s zealous commitment to using only the best of seasonal Waterford produce, infused with creativity and flair, has garnered Eunice a reputation for being one of the most exceptional and innovative event caterers in Ireland.
2018 saw Eunice and her team push the boundaries of catering even further by serving 2243 guests an elegant 3 course gala dinner in just 1.5 hours in the 3Arena which was a spectacular event.
Eunice’s passion for great food will also see her open a gourmet takeaway in Dungarvan in March.

Trio In Concert - ‘Impressions’ Programme


3 intermezzi op.13
(9 minutes)


“5 Bagatelles” op 23 for Clarinet and Piano
(15 minutes)


Phantasy Trio (arr. for Clarinet, Cello & Piano)
(11 minutes)


Trio D Major
(23 minutes)


Trio op. 114
(25 minutes)