The Irish Baroque Orchestra is an ensemble like no other. Under the artistic direction of Peter Whelan, scholarship and musical excellence converge in a unique way through the group’s work. Through this integration of research and practice the very idea of an orchestra is defined afresh, providing an unusual and enriching experience for today’s audiences. EXPLORE

Olivier Award Winners 2022

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Praise for 'The Hibernian Muse - Music for Ireland by Purcell & Cousser'

Released on Linn Records 

“Everything is well-cast; characterful playing and a nicely focussed recording” 
Record Review, BBC Radio 3 

“Their skill and vigour, with lively singing from Sestina and soloists, shines out here in music by Henry Purcell and the Hungarian composer Johann Sigismund Cousser” Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian

“Whelan and his team give it all its worth” ★★★★ Michael Dervan, The Irish Times

"The appointment of Peter Whelan as music director in 2018 has propelled the Irish Baroque Orchestra into an exhilarating new era” Alexandra Coghlan, Gramophone