The Douglas Gunn Ensemble

Ireland's Leading Period Instrument Ensemble

Recorders, Singer, Baroque Cello, Viola da Gamba, Baroque Bassoon, Harpsichord

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The DGE has been critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received at Festivals and concerts all over Ireland and abroad. The group broadcasts regularly on Radio and TV and has issued a number of recordings. Repertoire ranges from the 16th century to music by late Baroque composers such as Corelli, Bach, Handel, Telemann, Couperin and Vivaldi. A frequent feature of concerts is the inclusion of music by Irish Baroque Composers especially that of Turlough O Carolan(1670-1738) the harper-composer.

  The Ensemble is available for engagements in Ireland and overseas.

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Members of the Ensemble

Douglas Gunn: Recorders & Viola da Gamba
Deirdre Ní Shé: Recorders & Baroque Bassoon
Rachel Talbot: Soprano
Carol O'Connor: Baroque Cello
Brian MacKay: Harpsichord

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Instruments

Soprano Recorder after Richard Haka(1645-1709) by James Scott (U.S.A.)
Soprano Recorder after Baroque models by Albert Lockwood (England)
Alto Recorder after Jacob Oberlander by Richard Palm (U.S.A.)
Alto Recorder after Pierre Bressan by J & M Dolmetsch (England)
Voice Flute after J.C.Denner by Tim Cranmore (England)
Voice Flute after Pierre Bressan by Alec Loreto (New Zealand)
Cello after Antonio Stradivari by Hugo Vegter (Ireland)
Viola da Gamba after Barak Norman by Eamonn Murray (Ireland)
Bassoon after Prudent (fl.c.1770) by Peter de Koningh (Holland)
Harpsichord after 17th Century Italian models by Oliver Hennessy (Ireland)

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Press Comments

"A superb baroque ensemble" - Irish Times

"Utterly delectable" - Sunday Tribune

"Performed with obvious love and a fine sense of style" - Cork Examiner

"Few groups show such delightful enthusiam and enterprise....they made us all happier and wiser with their performance" - Daily Telegraph

"On this record we can get the 18th century's sound of Carolan's music... exquisitely played. I cannot write too highly of it" - Irish Times

"Using a copy of a 17th century recorder, Douglas Gunn played what must surely have been the highlight of the recital 'Engels Nachtegaeltje' by Jacob van Eyck. The 'bird' effects were so real they were just unbelievable" - Ulster Gazette

"The Douglas Gunn Ensemble's treatment of Carolan's music has a refreshing integrety about it...the effect is stunning" - In Dublin

"An exceedingly beautiful concert...an evening that could only be described as enchanting" - Midland Tribune

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Recordings

"Carolan agus Ceolta eile" Gael-Linn (CEF 007)

 "Irish & Italian Music: Carolan & Corelli" Poddle Records (PRC 001)

"O'Carolan's Feast" Ossian Records (OSS CD65)

Music from 18th Century Ireland Vol.1
"Music by Daniel, Thomas & Ralph Roseingrave" melrose music: mm CD-101

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Find your way around the Website:

Douglas Gunn's Home Page
Douglas Gunn's Compositions
Douglas Gunn's Editions
Douglas Gunn's Arrangements
Douglas Gunn's Recordings
Links

Melrose Music MM - Home Page

Comments and enquiries by e-mail to: douglas@melrosemusic.ie
by Phone to: +353 21 462 3750
or by post to: 7 The Willows, Gort an Óir, Castlemartyr, County Cork, Ireland.