The Irish Canon: Season 3 dates announced

The Association of Irish Composers returns with their concert series of top Irish performers playing top Irish composers, with a third season running from September to December.


25 Sep Cora Venus Lunny Dundalk IT

26 Sep Paul Roe Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

23 Oct Cora Venus Lunny NUI Maynooth

24 Oct Cora Venus Lunny Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

19 Nov Cora Venus Lunny St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra

20 Nov Bill Dowdall Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

04 Dec Mary Dullea Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall


Season 3 is a busy one for our violinist Cora Venus Lunny, who will perform no less than four concerts across the country between now and the end of the year, while she, clarinettist Paul Roe and flautist Bill Dowdall will round off the series’ regular appearance at the National Concert Hall’s Kevin Barry Room. Tickets for concerts at the Kevin Barry Room are priced €12/€8 (students), and are available from the National Concert Hall’s Box Office at, or 01 417000001 4170000, with no booking fee. Full information on each performer's programme is below.

December also sees a special addition to the Irish Canon roster: a performance by renowned pianist Mary Dullea to mark the launch of her upcoming album of music by Irish composers, to be released on Métier Divine Art. Her programme features music by a number of Irish composers, and focusses on the music of John McLachlan in celebration of the composer’s fiftieth birthday. More details on the album launch, in association with the Contemporary Music Centre, will be released shortly.

This period will also see the launch and announcement of a new AIC project and concert series titled Irish Composers on Irish Music: performances by and talks on composition in Ireland given by composers themselves, launching over the next two months. In 2015 the Irish Canon series begins its international element, with concerts in Ireland and abroad by the brilliant roster of performers. 

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The Irish Canon and the Association of Irish Composers are supported by Arts Council Ireland, the Contemporary Music Centre and IMRO



Please note that all programmes are subject to change at the performers' discretion


Cora Venus Lunny, solo violin:

Sebastian Adams Adenosine and Adrenaline

Richard Gill Wave

Kian Geiselbrechtinger Close Studies


Daniel Barkley Prism

Ciaran Hope Innocent Marpl

Andrew Hamilton JOY

Siobhán Cleary The Andalusian Dog

Elaine Agnew Slide

John Gibson SOLO

Cora Venus Lunny Free


Paul Roe, solo clarinet/bass clarinet:

Daniel Mc Dermot End (Start, Stop, Space)

David Bremner Composure

Elaine Agnew Hhmmmm

Ed Bennett Monster

Jane O'Leary A Piacere

Judith Ring Whispering the Turmoil Down

Frank Lyons Stung…

Grainne Mulvey Periastron

Rob Canning Continuum

Jim Wilson 3 Playthings for Solo Clarinet

Frank Corcoran Variations on A Mhairin de Bharra

Amanda Feery Rattle...


Bill Dowdall, solo flute:

John Buckley Constellations

Rhona Clarke Elegy for Alto Flute

Massimo Davi Fluidi

John Buckley Sea Echoes for Sliding Head Flute

Philip Hammond Wavespace

Solfa Carlile Distopia

John Buckley 2 Fantasias for Alto Flute

Patrick Connolly Softly, This Way Comes

Benjamin Dwyer Crow 



Anna Murray

Concerts Secretary

Association of Irish Composers

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