Photos | Incredible EU Japan Fest concert at Galway Cathedral

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Scenes from the incredible Hands across the Sea Concert held in the Cathedral in Galway Celebrating the relationship between Ireland and Japan with EU Japan Fest. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

Young Japanese musicians from the Higashikawa Band have ended their visit to Galway with an incredible concert at Galway Cathedral.

The performance on Sunday was a feast of music from Ireland and Japan, featuring the Higashikawa Band alongside students from Athenry Music School, the Galway Chamber Choir and St Patrick’s Brass Band.

The visit and concerts were curated and artistically directed by Professor James Cavanagh in collaboration with Claddagh School of Music, Athenry Music School and St Patrick’s Brass Band.

The Higashikawa Band visited Ballinasloe Secondary School, Claddagh National School and Coláiste Bhaile Chláir last Thursday and the band is now in Dublin where they will perform this evening.

Scenes from the incredible Hands across the Sea Concert held in the Cathedral in Galway
Celebrating the relationship between Ireland and Japan with EU Japan Fest. Photograph by Aengus McMahon
Mayor of Galway Cllr. Clodagh Higgins and members of the Japanese delegation react to the performance of the incredible Hands across the Sea Concert held in the Cathedral in Galway
Celebrating the relationship between Ireland and Japan with EU Japan Fest. Photograph by Aengus McMahon
Katharine Mac Mághnuis of Athenry Music School conducting the orchestra at the Hands across the Sea Concert held in the Cathedral in Galway celebrating the relationship between Ireland and Japan with EU Japan Fest. Photograph by Aengus McMahon
Scenes from the incredible Hands across the Sea Concert held in the Cathedral in Galway
Celebrating the relationship between Ireland and Japan with EU Japan Fest. Photograph by Aengus McMahon