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Striking the right note on Valentine’s night

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CLASSICAL KEYS  Mayo’s own Darragh Brogan will tickle the ivories in Castlebar on Wednesday night.

Mayo-born pianist Darragh Brogan performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday, February 14 at 8pm.
Darragh Brogan began a degree in music in 2009 at the DIT Conservatory. He enjoyed considerable success there, gaining first prize in all its major piano competitions, and also claiming regular prizes at the Dublin Feis Ceoil, including the Anthony Glavin Trophy in 2014.
Throughout his studies he participated in regular masterclasses with internationally acclaimed pianists including Barry Douglas, Graham Johnson, and Philippe Cassard. Darragh graduated in 2013, receiving the prestigious Student Academic Excellence Award for highest overall result in the Conservatory.
He subsequently completed a Masters in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music in London (where he is now based). Darragh has given many performances in prestigious venues around Ireland and the UK including the National Concert Hall, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Boyle Arts Festival, and St Mary Abbot’s Church and St George’s Church in London.
The Valentine’s Night programme includes Ravel’s Miroirs suite, Rachmaninov’s Études-Tableaux and Bach-Busoni’s Chaconne.