No.1 – Fairground Attractions

String Quartet No.1 – Fairground Attractions (2003) – 15′

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Programme Note


I. BUMPER CARS
II. BIG WHEEL
III. ROLLERCOASTER


Like many Irish people of my generation I remember with great fondness going to ‘Funderland’ in the RDS in Dublin as a child.

‘Funderland’ was and still is a fairground with all the great attractions one would expect to find.

This String Quartet is a musical description of a fairground such as ‘Funderland’.

Each
movement refers to a particular fairground attraction and tries to
convey musically the experience of partaking in each attraction.

One
of my favourite things about Funderland was always the sweet and sticky
candyfloss, so it is no coincidence that this music contains a bit of
what some humourless intellectuals might consider musical candyfloss!