Some recent happenings in the world of (clockwise from top L-R) with producer Eoin Brady & former Maynooth student and composer Katie Neville at the announcement of the winners of RTÉ Lyric FM's 20th Anniversary Commission Competition; with Martin Dyar and the Damselfly Trio at a performance of Buaine na Gaoithe at the Irish World Academy, UL; conducting the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra at the Malt House in Stradbally in the premiere of Loinnir Laoise; in Vienna with the Ulster Youth Orchestra and my new work Ogham at the fabulous Museumsquartier; the amazing illustrations of Jonathan McHugh that accompanied the latest instalment of the BBC NI's Ulster Airs Scheme.

...and welcome to my humble digital abode! Check out upcoming events below or simply have a browse through nearly two decades of writing and playing.

🎉​​​​​​​EXCITING NEWS!! 🎉I am delighted to announce that I am the recipient of an RTÉ Lyric FM commission to write a concerto for Irish harp and Orchestra as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations. This exciting opportunity will allow me to work closely with harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh and conductor Gavin Moloney in creating the work. The new work will be premièred in a gala concert in the National Concert Hall on 1 May 2019. More details here when they emerge!

Upcoming events​​​​​​​

23 January 2019 – Première of Béal by the brass players of the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Payare, in ICC Belfast. A new work commissioned by the Ulster Orchestra for the opening of the 2019 Conference of the Association of British Orchestras.
24 January 2019 – Performance of Cantaireacht by Joanna Nicolson (cl.), Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Aberdeen, UK
25 January 2019 – In concert with Conor Caldwell at The Duncairn, Belfast, as part of the Myles O’Reilly Does Fifty – Arbitus Yarns Weekender festival.
9-10 February 2019 – Workshops and performances at IMBOLC International Arts Festival and their Bandcamp
10 February 2019 – Performance of Gortnagarn II, TEMPO Ensemble, Cypress Recital Hall, California State University, Northridge, CA 91330, USA
20-24 February 2019 – Workshop and performances at the Brittany Winter School, Arzon
1 May 2019 – Première of Gealán, a concerto for Irish harp and orchestra, with Máire Ní Chathasaigh and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gavin Moloney, National Concert Hall, Dublin, IE

...and more!

Past events

For a list of previous performances and other events please click here.
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