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2016

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  • Wed
    20
    Jan
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Galway

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Castlebar, Mayo

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Fri
    22
    Jan
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Sligo

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Wed
    27
    Jan
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Listowel

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Wed
    27
    Jan
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Theatre Royal, Waterford

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Fri
    29
    Jan
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Putney, London

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Wed
    03
    Feb
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Kaleidoscope, Bello Bar, Dublin

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Mullingar

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2016

    ICO - Gabor Takacs, Ailish Tynan

    7.30

    Mansion House, Dublin

    Pergolesi          Salve Regina in C minor

    Haydn               from The Seven Last Words of Christ Introduzione: Maestoso ed Adagio

    Mozart              Kommet her ihr frechen Suender KV 146

    Haydn               from The Seven Last Words of Christ Il Terremoto (The Earthquake)

    Schubert           Salve Regina D676

    Schubert           String Quartet in D minor D810 Death and the Maiden

  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2016

    ICO - Gabor Takacs, Ailish Tynan

    8pm

    University of Limerick

    Pergolesi          Salve Regina in C minor

    Haydn               from The Seven Last Words of Christ Introduzione: Maestoso ed Adagio

    Mozart              Kommet her ihr frechen Suender KV 146

    Haydn               from The Seven Last Words of Christ Il Terremoto (The Earthquake)

    Schubert           Salve Regina D676

    Schubert           String Quartet in D minor D810 Death and the Maiden

  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2016

    RPQ

    afternoon

    Castalia Hall, Callan, Kilkenny

    programme includes Raymond Deane's Quadripartita 

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Station House, Clifden

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Cork School of Music

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Dunamaise, Portlaoise

    with Katherine Hunka and Dermot Dunne. playing all sorts of music!

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    waterford theatre Royal

  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2016

    Eidola Trio

    12.30pm

    Lexicon Library DunLaoghaire

    Free concert of pieces from five centuries, played by a time-travelling 17th-century trio: Anita Vedres (Baroque Violin), Malachy Robinson (Viola da gamba), Eamon Sweeney (Baroque Guitars). Music from Bach to Bowie and Beyond... Suitable for all ages

  • Mon
    07
    Mar
    2016

    Crash Ensemble: born in the 80s

    6.30

    WIT chapel, waterford 

    music by Irish composers born in the 1980s click

  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016
    Wed
    16
    Mar
    2016

    ICO, Jorg Widmann (Igor Levit - Piano)

    15th - University of Limerick

    16th - Mansion House, Dublin

    Mendelssohn               String Symphony No. 12

    Mendelssohn               Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 40

    Widmann                    Hunting Quartet

    Mendelssohn               Andante from Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major (arr. Widmann)

    Weber                         Symphony No. 2 in C major J51

  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016

    Westminster Abbey: Matthew Passion

    6.30pm

    with St James' Baroque

  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2016

    Crash Ensemble - imagining home: on revolution

    8pm

    NCH Dublin

    Joseph O’Neill, Ahdaf Soueif, Hisham Matar, Pankaj Mishra, Adam Zagajewski, Colm Tóibín.
    Première of Casement/Conrad by Colm Tóibín and Donnacha Dennehy featuring Crash Ensemble.

  • Sun
    03
    Apr
    2016

    Sestina: Dido and Aeneas

    April 1st – Derry~Londonderry, The Glassworks
    April 2nd – Belfast, The Ulster Hall
    April 3rd – Newry, Church of the Sacred Heart (Dublin Road, BT35 8QT)

    this most beautiful, tragic work by the English Baroque great alongside supplementary music from Psyche by Matthew Locke – another English luminary of the same period.

  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2016

    Frideric Band: Sonatas in the Castle

    2pm

    Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle

    Trio Sonatas of GF Handel. Featuring Laoise O’Brien, Anita Vedres, Malachy Robinson & Malcolm Proud. Part of the MusicTown festival

  • Fri
    15
    Apr
    2016

    Handel's Ariodante

    8pm

    St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

    with IBO and OTC, part of MusicTown festival

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2016
    Sun
    24
    Apr
    2016

    ICO with Jorg Widmann, Germany

    20 & 21 Heidelberg

    24 Koln

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2016

    Kaleidoscope: Ardee Dances

    Drogheda

    works by Derek Ball, Boccherini and Rachel Holstead. Holstead’s work, Ardee Dances, features traditional fiddler Gerry O’Connor and violinist Marja Gaynor. 

  • Wed
    04
    May
    2016

    Kaleidoscope: Ardee Dances

    Bello Bar, Dublin

    works by Derek Ball, Boccherini and Rachel Holstead. Holstead’s work, Ardee Dances, features traditional fiddler Gerry O’Connor and violinist Marja Gaynor. 

  • Fri
    06
    May
    2016

    Left Behind: songs of the 1916 widows

    Pavilion Theatre, DunLaoghaire

    Written by composer and curator Simon O’Connor, and commissioned and presented by vocalist Michelle O’RourkeLeft Behind is a new collection of songs to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Drawing on the experiences of the wives of prominent rebel leaders, O’Rourke and O’Connor have created a unique suite of compositions that offer an emotional, human perspective on a narrative that is too often told in baldly male heroic terms.

    details here

  • Wed
    11
    May
    2016

    Left Behind: songs of the 1916 widows

    Solstice theatre, Navan

    Written by composer and curator Simon O’Connor, and commissioned and presented by vocalist Michelle O’RourkeLeft Behind is a new collection of songs to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Drawing on the experiences of the wives of prominent rebel leaders, O’Rourke and O’Connor have created a unique suite of compositions that offer an emotional, human perspective on a narrative that is too often told in baldly male heroic terms.

    details here

  • Thu
    12
    May
    2016

    Gregory Walkers with young musicians

    8pm

    Galway Early Music Festival

    details here

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016

    the Gregory Walkers: the Isle is Full of Noises

    12pm

    Galway Early Music Festival

    our Shakespeare show: fun for all ages! details here

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016

    ICO movie music

    Castlebar, Mayo

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016

    ICO movie music

    Waterford city

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016

    ICO movie music

    ashford, Wicklow

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016

    ICO movie music

    Monkstown, Dublin

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016

    ICO movie music

    Hawkswell, Sligo

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016

    Eidola Trio: local treasures

    8pm

    Lexicon Library Studio, DunLaoghaire

    The Lexicon Library's resident Eidola Trio will perform a varied programme of music featuring musical treasures by local and Irish composers from the 17th century to the present day. Represented are O'Carolan, Dubourg, Roseingrave and Schlepper-Connolly; they will also present a newly-composed work referencing our harbour. Their period instruments (baroque violin, viola da gamba and baroque guitars) will be employed too in shedding new light on other music - including David Bowie.

    Admission FREE; advance booking here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/eidola-trio-tickets-24681678565?aff=ebrowse

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2016

    Gregory Walkers with Caroline Moreau

    the House Presents; Annesley House, North Strand Dublin

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    inisheer (Aran)

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016

    Killaloe chamber music festival

    details here http://www.killaloemusicfestival.com

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co.Cork

  • Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    Mon
    20
    Jun
    2016

    ICO in europe

    19th Wurzburg, Germany

    20th Zurich, Switzerland

    with Jorg Widman and Tabea Zimmermann

  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2016

    Eidola Trio: finale

    8pm

    Lexicon Library Studio, DunLaoghaire

    final concert of our residency, with a French flavour and special guests. Details to follow

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    Tue
    05
    Jul
    2016

    DYO chamber music summer courses

    Aravon School, Bray

  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2016
    Thu
    14
    Jul
    2016

    RPQ at Irish Composition Summer School

    DIT conservatory

    reading and recording new works

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016

    HARBOUR

    3pm

    pavilion, DunLaoghaire

    a first RnD look at a major project celebrating 200 years of DunLaoghaire Harbour in 2017, for which I will be composing.

  • Fri
    05
    Aug
    2016

    ICO Mozart with Gabor Takacs

    St Canice's Kilkenny

    an all-Mozart programme; part of the Kilkenny Festival

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016

    ICO Mozart with Jorg Widmann

    St Canice's Kilkenny

    an all-Mozart programme; part of the Kilkenny Festival

  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016

    ICO Mozart: Idomeneo

    11th and 13th: St Canice's Kilkenny

    part of the Kilkenny Festival

    Christian Curnyn Conductor

    John Mark Ainsley Idomeneo

    Ailish Tynan Elletra

    Anna Devin Ilia

    Rachel Kelly Idamante

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Westport festival

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016

    Trout Quintet

    Monkstown Parish Church

    part of the Music in Monkstown festival

  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016
    Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016

    ICO, Gabor Takacs, Istvan Vardai

    14th Christchurch Cathedal , Dublin

    15th University of Limerick

    Ian Wilson                              Veer

    Tchaikovsky                           Souvenir de Florence

    Schubert                                 Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (Arpeggione) for Cello & Strings

    (arr. Dobrinka Tabakova)

    Rolling Stones                      Variations on Sympathy for the Devil (arr. Daniel Schnyder)

    Abdullah Ibrahim              Blanton from African Symphony (arr. Daniel Schnyder)

    Jimi Hendrix                         Purple Haze Variations (arr. Daniel Schnyder)

  • Fri
    16
    Sep
    2016

    Eidola Duo, Culture Night

    Lexicon Library, DunLaoghaire

  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    Portumna, Shorelines Festival

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2016

    Crash Ensemble - Composing the Island

    NCH Dublin

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016

    Crash Ensemble - Composing the Island

    NCH Dublin

  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016

    RPQ play Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

    8pm

    Smock Alley, Dublin

    The Weathered Stone

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016

    St John Passion

    8pm

    Christchurch Cathedral Dublin

    Fishamble Sinfonia with Residentie Bachkoor and conductor Jos Vermunt

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016

    ICO "magic of the movies"

    6th St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick

    7th Birr Arts Centre

    with King of the Swingers...

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016

    Gregory Walkers

    Tinahely Courthouse

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016

    Crash Ensemble, Belfast International Arts Fest

    Grand Opera House, Belfast


  • Wed
    09
    Nov
    2016
    Fri
    11
    Nov
    2016

    ICO - Jorg and Carolin Widmann

    9th ChristChurch Cathedral, Dublin

    10th UCH Limerick

    11th Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music

    Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

    Jörg Widmann Aria for Strings

    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor

    Jörg Widmann Ètudes I-III

    Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 9 in C major Swiss

  • Wed
    09
    Nov
    2016

    Classical Kids - music for babies

    noon

    Monkstown, Dublin

    baroque music for the very young - and their parents

  • Wed
    16
    Nov
    2016

    Classical Kids - music for babies

    noon

    clontarf

    baroque music for the very young - and their parents

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016

    Chamber Choir Ireland

    18th St Patrick's Waterford

    19th ChristChurch Dublin

    Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden—J. S. Bach
    Es ist genug —J. S. Bach
    i. recit: Der Tod bleibt doch/arioso: Selig sind die Toten—Mauricio Kegel
    ii. chorale: Es ist genug—Mauricio Kegel
    iii. Es ist genug (from Chorbuch)geben dem Mühseligen —Mauricio Kegel
    Organ Fugue BWV578I—Bach/arr. Ward Swingle
    Bachianas Brasilieras IX—Heitor Villa Lobos
    Fugue in D major WTK II—J. S. Bach
    Es ist ein Ros entsprugen—Alban Berg
    Wachet auf (from Cantat 140, iv and vii)—J. S. Bach
    Singet dem Herrn—J. S. Bach

    Des Earley Organist
    Malachy Robinson Violone
    Paul Hillier Conductor

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016

    IBO Vivaldi - with Peter Whelan

    26th St Mary's Abbey, Ardee

    27th The Model Gallery, Sligo

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016
    Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016

    ICO - Spinosi

    8th St Mary's limerick

    9th St John's Waterford

    Shostakovich 8th String Quartet /Chamber Symphony Op.110a (arr. Barshai)

    Corelli Christmas Concerto

    Telemann Concerto TWV 52:e1 in E minor for Flute, Recorder, Strings & Bass Continuo

    Haydn Symphony 83 in G minor, Hob. I:83 La Poule

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016

    Far Flung Trio

    8pm

    Tinahely Courthouse 

    with support from the Lambert Harpists

  • Wed
    21
    Dec
    2016
    Fri
    23
    Dec
    2016

    Sestina: Georgian Christmas and Messiah

    Hillsborough Castle and Fisherwick Church

    details here

  • Sat
    24
    Dec
    2016

    annual Busking for FOCUS Ireland

    noon

    Stephen's Green Shopping Centre