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Festivals and Competitions

Since the Erin Arts Centre's foundation in 1971, it has received international recognition as home to a number of prestigious events:

Barbirolli International Oboe Festival & Competition

Founded by the late Evelyn Barbirolli in 1993, this is an event of exceptional quality which stands as a lasting memorial to her. The festival, now based in the Erin Arts Centre, has attracted competitors from as far away as Australia, China and the United States.

Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition

Under the guidance of John Bethell, and the current Festival president, Yuri Bashmet, the Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition has received worldwide acclaim.

Mananan International Festivals

The International Mananan Festival of Music & the Arts was founded in 1975 and comprise two major annual events.


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