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 www.nch.ie, 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.
For more information on the Irish Canon series and performers, see www.composers.ie.
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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
Jennifer Walshe (as Milker Corporation) THIS IS WHY PEOPLE O.D. ON PILLS / AND JUMP FROM THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
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
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