Upcoming Events

Trinity Singers

TCD Singers Presents 'Gold and Chrysoprase' Premiering the newly composed work " Christmas Carol" by Jonathan Nangle Followed by classic works from composers such as Elgar, Stenhammar, Morley, Praetorius and more.

TCD Chapel
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
€8 

Past Events

David Bremner

Culture Night Performance of Vivid Trace plus other works for Toy Piano

The Ark
11a Eustace St.
Dublin
 

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble perform works from the album Pause

The Hugh Lane Gallery
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin
 

Kirkos Ensemble

Kirkoskammer returns to Bewley’s Café Theatre, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on Monday 17th July, sharpening its focus on our fantastic clarinetist Léonie Bluett. July’s concert features a strong core of Irish and Ireland-based composers, with the premiere of a new work by Andrew Hamilton, commissioned with funds from the Arts Council, and another Kirkos outing for Kevin Volans’ clarinet:solo, originally written for Léonie. This virtuosic and colourful programme will be completed by Jonathan Nangle’s Particle, Johannes Kreidler’s Two Pieces for Clarinet and Video and more. Léonie is currently based in Berlin but remains a Kirkos stalwart, and we’re always excited to put her centre stage. She has studied at RIAM and London’s Royal Academy of Music, and has won numerous prizes including Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize 2014 and Flax Trust Bursary 2013. She has played alongside Camerata Ireland, Wide Open Opera & Britten-Pears Orchestra, and regularly performs as a contemporary soloist. As always, we’ll be serving complimentary wine from 7pm, with music beginning at 7.30pm.

Bewley's Theatre
Powerscourt Townhouse
Dublin
€10 

Jonathan Nangle

Until 25 Jun

Interactive Installations: Music, Movement and Light. 3 sound installations as part of The Ark, summer music series.

The Ark
11a Eustace St.
Dublin
FREE 

David Bremner

We approached a number of musicians to come up with a new idea for a music performance for children and this is your chance to see what they’ve come up with! You’ll also get to see some interesting spaces in The Ark’s neighbourhood so it will be a walking musical adventure. We are delighted to be working with our neighbours Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Gallery of Photography to present these 3 fun and fresh mini-concerts as part of a walking music discovery trail through Temple Bar.

The Ark
11a Eustace St.
Dublin
€5 

Darragh Morgan

Album launch of Darragh Morgan's 'For Violin and Electronics' on Diatribe Records. Features 'where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds' for violin and resonators.

Iklectik
Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane
London
£10 

Darragh Morgan

Launch of Darragh Morgan's new album 'For Violin and Electronics' on Diatribe Records. The album features a recording of 'where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds' for violin and resonators.

The Complex
15 Little Green Street
Dublin
 

Joanna Nicholson

Joanna Nicholson and Emma Lloyd will perform and evening of music for clarinet, violin and electronics including the premieres of new work by Matthew Whiteside and Nina Whiteman alongside Timothy Cooper’s Shimmering and Kaija Saariaho's Vent Nocturne and Jonathan Nangle's 'our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little'

The Hug and Pint
171 Great Western Road
Glasgow
£10 

Joanna Nicholson

Joanna Nicholson and Emma Lloyd perform and evening of music for clarinet, violin and electronics in Edinburgh. The programme includes: Kaija Saariaho – Vent Nocturne Yannis Kyriakides – Flock Timothy Cooper – Shimmering Matthew Whiteside – new work Nina Whiteman – new work Jonathan Nangle – Our Headlights Blew Softly Into the Black, Illuminating Very Little by Kerry Hagan – Requiem by Ken Ueno – Vedananupassana

The Rowantree
Edinburgh
 

Alex Petcu

Alex Petcu will give a recital as part of his PhD studies at the RIAM Dublin. Includes the premiere performance of 'upward into dark blue air' for percussion and electronics.

Royal Irish Academy of Music
36-38 Westland Row
Dublin
FREE 

David Bremner

Kaleidoscope present a Festival Night in association with New Music Dublin 2017. Includes a performance of Vivid Trace for Toy Piano and Mechanical Music Box

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
 
01-4170000

Martin O'Leary

Martin O’Leary brings his unique insight as a composer, performer and lecturer to a specially selected programme of solo piano music by Irish composers.

The Hugh Lane Gallery
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin
 

Gavin Brennan

The Contemporary Music Centre continues its 2016 Salon Series and returns to the Lutheran Hall on Adelaide Road. This concert features a programme of modern Irish music by musicians Gavin Brennan (saxophone), Aileen Cahill (piano), Adrian Mantu (cello) and Andreea Banciu (viola). Includes the premiere of Artificial Blissful State for Baritone Sax and Electronics

Lutheran Hall
23 Adelaide Road
Dublin
 

Crash Ensemble

Composing the Island: Here and Now, Crash Ensemble New Music Marathon

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
€10/5 
01-4170000

David Adams

Composing the Island: Organ Music 1990-2016 This concert features Irish organ works composed by non-organists, perhaps surprisingly resulting in a series of idiomatic and virtuosic works perfectly married to the instrument.

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
Free 
01-4170000

David Bremner

The Bello Bar
1 Portobello Harbour
Dublin
€12 

Sebastian Adams

Galway City Museum
Spanish Parade House, Merchants Rd Lower
Galway City
Free 

Dulciana Choir

Premiere performance of 'In the night lands' for S.S.A.A. Performed by Dulciana under the direction of Judith Lyons

Freemasons Hall
Moelsworth Street
Dublin
€10/5 

Association of Irish Composers

An event that explores the edges of this composer/performer/listener roles and asks you to consider how and why we hear and listen to everything. Combines composed | partially improvised | fully improvised music, sounding the full spectrum of approaches and results.

12 Henrietta Street
12 Henrietta Street
Dublin 1
€12/10 

Sebastian Adams

The Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series returns this April. This year's series was curated by Irish composer Linda Buckley and it will feature a diverse and eclectic programme across six events. This concert features Sebastian Adams performing works for viola written especially for him.

Lutheran Hall
23 Adelaide Road
Dublin
Free 

Sebastian Adams

A recital of new viola works written for Sebastian Adams by composers including Finola Merivale, Daniel Barkley, Jonathan Nangle, Tom Lane, Garrett Sholdice and Tyler Gilmore.

dlr LexIcon Studio
Haigh Terrace
Dun Laoghaire
Free 

David Adams

David Adams will perform Toccata L'homme arme in a Gala Concert in aid of the Grammar School Building Programme Featuring the choirs of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral & Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School (Stuart Nicholson & Áine Balfe directors) with Compere Tim Thurston and guest soloists.

€20 


Kirkos Ensemble

As Ireland reflects on a historic 100-year milestone, take a glimpse at what the next century might hold for Irish composition. Future Composers brings together three of Ireland’s most innovative new music ensembles – The Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Kirkos Ensemble, and Tonnta - to perform works by emerging Irish composers for electronics, acoustic instruments, and voices respectively, and culminates in all three groups joining forces to perform a new large-scale work by award-winning composer Linda Buckley, specially commissioned for the event. Presented by Ensemble Music, who along with the performing groups strive to present classical music in non-traditional settings. Future Composers explores the full sonic range of new Irish composition in a unique, immersive surrounding. Please note that Future composers is a standing gig, no seating.

The Chocolate Factory
Kings Inn Street
Dublin 1
€8 

Darragh Morgan

AUDIOGRAFT FESTIVAL 2016 8th – 20th March Darragh Morgan "Exploding Stars" Features 'where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds'

Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Oxford
£10 

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble perform their 'Born in the 80's' programme at Waterford New Music Week. Includes performances of V-I and PAUSE

Good Shepherd Chapel
Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford
Free 

Association of Irish Composers

The Association of Irish Composers’ Directions concert series continues with a concert curated by Ed Bennett and performed by Paul Roe (clarinets) and Kate Ellis (cello). Features 'our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little' for Bass Clarinet and Electronics

James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George's Street
Dublin
€12/€10 conc 

Chatham Saxophone Quartet

The Dock
St. George’s Terrace
Carrick-on-Shannon
€15 

Chatham Saxophone Quartet

The Bello Bar
1 Portobello Harbour
Dublin
€12 

Kirkos Ensemble

Beata Maria is the story of the birth of Christ told from the perspective of Mary and through the music of ten composers associated with the Royal Irish Academy of Music on a text by Kevin O'Connell. Includes the work 'Gabriels Message' for tape.

TCD Chapel
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
€10 

Association of Irish Composers

"I have long been fascinated by the North - the Nordic countries, expanse of land and ocean, from residencies on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, to the vast Icelandic countryside. The title norður comes from the Icelandic word for ‘north’. This programme represents many areas of interest from me, with field recording and themes of sea and winter, to music rooted in immersion and atmosphere. I certainly feel an affinity to the Irish composers featured - the sonic experimentation of Conal Ryan, the purity and harmony of Garrett Sholdice, also deeply inspired by a love of Medieval music. Includes 'Coastal Field Recordings', a work inspired by field recordings from the Dun Laoghaire to Killiney coastal region.

Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Dublin
€12 

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir

Join the choristers of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir as they present a selection of popular and much-loved seasonal Christmas carols. This is an event for all the family with lots of opportunity for audience participation. Includes a performance of 'Toutes les Clouches Sonnent'

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
€12 
Event details »
01-4170000

Crash Ensemble

Until 21 Nov

“The Past Presence” highlights The Dock’s culture of commissioning new work, and revisits works past and new interests as part of our 10 year anniversary. Featuring composer Jonathan Nangle and artists Mark Garry, Karl Burke and Aideen Barry.

The Dock
St. George’s Terrace
Carrick-on-Shannon
Free 

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble continue their Born in the 80s tour. Features the premiere of 'PAUSE' a new work for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Video by Jonathan Nangle

Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road
Belfast
 

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble continue their Born in the 80s tour. Features the premiere of 'PAUSE' a new work for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Video by Jonathan Nangle

The Dock
St. George’s Terrace
Carrick-on-Shannon
 

Chatham Saxophone Quartet

Chatham Saxophone Quartet Dublin CD Launch

Odessa Club
13 Dame Court
Dublin
Free 

MATA Festival 2015

untitled (after Dan Flavin) receives its U.S. premiere at the 17th annual MATA Festival, to be held at The Kitchen, New York. http://matafestival.org/mata-festival/2015-mata-festival/

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011
New York
$20 

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble 'Born in the 80's' Crash Ensemble will give the premiere of 'V-I' for 2 or more percussionists in an ongoing set of postcard pieces. http://www.crashensemble.com/events/2015/born-80s-derry-walled-city-music

The Cinema Bar
St Columb's Hall
Derry
£10 

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble 'Born in the 80's' Crash Ensemble will give the premiere of 'V-I' for 2 or more percussionists in an ongoing set of postcard pieces. http://www.crashensemble.com/events/2015/born-80s-wexford

Wexford Arts Centre
Wexford Arts Centre Cornmarket
Wexford
€15 

Solas Nua

This unique event was curated by composer Sarah O’Halloran to showcase a diverse selection of fixed-media works featuring original music and moving images. Enjoy opera with animation, Irish dance with sound art, and abstract video art with ambient electronics then vote for your favorite piece.

Goethe Institut
812 7th St NW
Washington DC
 

Mary Dullea

Mary Dullea's most recent CD release on Métier Divine Art is an exciting and varied collection of premiere recordings by Irish composers. This recital marks the UK launch and will be preceded by a research seminar where Mary discusses the collaborations and the works themselves.

Firth Hall
University of Sheffield
Sheffield
Free 

New Dublin Voices

Come and hear New Dublin Voices perform their carols for Christmas. This year’s program involves a wide variety of music, from the delightful to the solemn, from the bright and exciting to the beautiful and sublime. Take some time to get your mind into christmas, while enjoying the beautiful music that we’re only allowed to singin at this time of year! We are also excited to announce that we are launching our new CD which has been produced with Lyric FM. The official launch will be the Christ Church cathedral concert on the 13th of December, but it will be available for sale at any of our Christmas concerts.

Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Dublin
€16 

Mary Dullea

Pianist Mary Dullea, in association with the CMC, will launch her new CD "Gothic". Featuring works by Ed Bennett, David Fennessy, John McLachlan, Grainne Mulvey, Frank Lyons, Ben Dwyer and Jonathan Nangle.

Kevin Barry Room
NCH, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
 
01-4170000

Ergodos

The Irish Composers Collective celebrate 10 years of activity with a two day festival of music featuring past and present members. As part of the festival Ergodos will present 'I Call to You' music composed after Bach’s sublime organ chorale prelude ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’ (BWV 639) by Irish artists Garrett Sholdice, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Jonathan Nangle and Simon O’Connor.

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street Temple Bar
Dublin
 
+353 1 8819 613

Joanna Nicholson

Joanna Nicholson (Clarinet) and Matthew Whiteside (Electronics) will perform 'our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little' for Bass Clarinet and Electronics as part of Culture Night at the CMC.

Contemporary Music Centre
19 Fishamble Street
Dublin
 

David Adams

David Adams concludes the 41st Annual Dun Laogaire Organ series in St. Michaels Church with a performance of works by Liszt, Messiaen, Langlais and the premiere performance of 'Toccata' by Jonathan Nangle

St Michael's Church
Dun Laoghaire
€12/8 

New Dublin Voices

New Dublin Voices will give the premiere of 'For the Love of Quiet Things' alongside works by members of the Irish Composer Collective

St Ann's
Dawson Street
Dublin 2
 

Joonho Park

South Korean organist and 2011 Winner of the Dublin International Organ Competition, Joonho Park, will perform 'BACH est mort' as part of the Dun Laoghaire Summer Organ Concert series, in association with Pipeworks

St Michael's Church
Dun Laoghaire
Free 

David Bremner

David Bremner continues his "Irish Canon" recital series with a performance of Contemporary Organ Works, including 'BACH est mort' in St Finbarre's Cathedral, Cork

 

Liadain Herriott

Live Collision International Festival 2014 presents WHERE SUNDEW* GROWS Dance theatre solo, choreographed and performed by Liadain Herriott Includes music by Jonathan Nangle

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street Temple Bar
Dublin
€15 
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+353 1 8819 613

Phase One Festival

Until 20 Apr

The Dock
St. George’s Terrace
Carrick-on-Shannon
 

David Bremner

David Bremner will perform a selection of pieces by Irish Composers for solo organ in Trinity College Dublin Chapel

TCD Chapel
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
 

RTÉ Lyric FM

Finding Music Composer Linda Buckley grew up on her family’s farm just outside Kinsale, Co. Cork. It was there that her interest in the potential of sound first awakened, from the rhythmic chugging of a milking machine to the ever present rise and fall of the sea. In Finding Music, she explores what it is that compels composers to write music, and the journey they take from blank page to concert performance of a new work. A personal reflection on the creative act, she compares experiences with fellow composers John Buckley, Judith Ring and Jonathan Nangle.

Radio
FM 96.7–99.6
 

David Bremner

David Bremner will perform 'BACH est mort' for solo organ along with works by other Irish composers. Presented by the Association of Irish Composers

Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Dublin
 

Fractal Music

Fractal Music presents Synthesis II, a series of Audio Visual works by Irish Composers.

Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street
Dublin
 

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge

Until 27 Jul

The Riverbank children’s gallery will present three of Jonathan’s interactive Song Sculptures: Trip the Light Fantastic, Environmental Paving and a brand new piece created as part of the New Music Dublin Festival ‘Creative Labs’ series this March. These ingenious machines use a range of high and low-tech approaches to create music as if by magic, whether it’s drawing energy from natural light or the movements of visitors in the space.

Free 

Kirkos Ensemble

The Rite of Spring reimagined for string trio by fourteen of Ireland’s best composers to celebrate 100 years since its notorious premiere. Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring has become the zero-point from which contemporary music draws its roots. 100 years on, it still has the power to shock.

Smock Alley Theatre
Lower Exchange St, Temple Bar
Dublin
€5 
01-6770014

Dublin Sound Lab

In this programme of New music, video and dance from Dublin and Bucharest we present six new multimedia works by Irish and Romanian composers, musicians and performers, including three new and recent works by leading electroacoustic and mixed media composers from the Bucharest scene – Diana Rotaru, Cătălin Creţu, and Sabina Ulubeanu – and three newly commissioned works by Irish electronic composers, Jonathan Nangle, Piaras Hoban and Fergal Dowling. The programme includes Cătălin Creţu's stunning interactive video/dance piece 'Inner Dust' and a newly devised 'Ani-motions' by Diana Rotaru.

Smock Alley Theatre
Lower Exchange St, Temple Bar
Dublin
 
Event details »
01-6770014

Kirkos Ensemble

Odessa Club
13 Dame Court
Dublin
 

National Symphony Orchestra

Horizons portrait concert Sound Installation Trip the Light Fantastic Programme Donal Sarsfield - Between Wood and Water Jonathan Nangle - New Work (premiere) Jonathan Nangle - Then Falls thy Shadow Jonathan Nangle - now is night come quietly

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
FREE 
01-4170000

New Dublin Voices

New Dublin Voices will perform Coventry Carol for Counter-Tenor and 3 Soprano's under the direction of conductor Bernie Sherlock

Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Dublin
€16 

Trinity Singers

Trinity Singers will perform Coventry Carol for Soprano's and Altos under the direction of Robbie Blake

TCD Chapel
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
 

Kirkos Ensemble

Kirkos Ensemble will perform as part of the CMC Salon Series in the National Concert Hall.

Kevin Barry Room
NCH, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
FREE 
01-4170000

Mary Dullea

Mary Dullea will give a free lunchtime recital, to include 'grow quiet gradually' for piano at St. Patrick's College Drumcondra

MUSIC ROOM, St Patrick's College
St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Dublin
FREE 

Kirkos Ensemble

Kirkos Ensemble will perform 'my heart stopped a thousand beats' for viola and cello as part of the Contemporary Music Centre's 'Musical Happening' in association with Culture Night 2012

Contemporary Music Centre
19 Fishamble Street
Dublin
FREE 

Dublin Sound Lab

'dying from the moment it's struck' for 8-channel tape will receive a performance by Dublin Sound Lab at the Inner Sound Festival in Bucharest

 

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Until 19 Aug

Song Sculptures Trip the light fantastic/Triple Double Pendulums/Environmental Paving will feature at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2012

 

Irish Youth Choir

Irish Youth Choir present Sound Worlds at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2012. Programme includes IYC commission 'to see a landscape as it is when I am not there'

The Black Abbey
Kilkenny
 

Kirkos Ensemble

Until 22 Jul

Kirkos Ensemble will perform 'my heart stopped a thousand beats' (2008) for viola and cello as part of the Hilltown New Music Festival

Hilltown New Music Festival
Oldcastle/Castlepollard Road
Meath
 

Irish Youth Choir

Join the dynamic Irish Youth Choir in their 30th anniversary year as 100 of Ireland’s finest young singers present a tribute to all free-thinkers, free-imaginers and freesingers, past and present. It promises to be a staggeringly beautiful programme in Cork’s finest choral location. Featuring music by Haydn, Mozart, Mahler, John Taverner, Giovanni Gabrieli, Arvo Pärt, Hans Leo Hassler, Lennon and McCartney, and a world premiere of a new commission by acclaimed young Irish composer Jonathan Nangle, under acclaimed artistic director Greg Beardsell.

€15/€12 

Irish Youth Choir

Join the dynamic Irish Youth Choir in their 30th anniversary year as 100 of Ireland’s finest young singers present a tribute to all free-thinkers, free-imaginers and freesingers, past and present. It promises to be a staggeringly beautiful programme in Cork’s finest choral location. Featuring music by Haydn, Mozart, Mahler, John Taverner, Giovanni Gabrieli, Arvo Pärt, Hans Leo Hassler, Lennon and McCartney, and a world premiere of a new commission by acclaimed young Irish composer Jonathan Nangle, under acclaimed artistic director Greg Beardsell.

€15/€12 

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble presents 'Free State VII' Crash Ensemble will perform my piece for solo violin and electronic resonators 'where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds' as part of their annual portrait of Irish Composers.

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
€20 
01-4170000

Ergodos

Ergodos: I Call to You Sligo New Music Series Drawing from Bach’s organ chorale prelude, Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, I Call to You features both new works and arrangements of the chorale prelude. Composers of the Programme are of the current cutting-edge in Irish composition: Jonathan Nangle, Simon O’Connor, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice.

The Model
The Mall
Sligo
€15/€12 
(0) 71 914 14 05

Spatial Music Collective

The Spatial Music Collective present works for Multi-Channel Speaker array at SARC, Belfast

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast
 

Therese Fahy

New Sound Worlds presents Therese Fahy in a programme of works by Debussy, Messiaen, O'Connell, Cleary, Bennet, Nangle and Wilson

Kevin Barry Room
NCH, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
 
01-4170000

New Dublin Voices

New Dublin Voices present 'Carols for Christmas'

Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Dublin
€15 


Spatial Music Collective

The Joinery
6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Dublin
 

Culture Night 2011

New Sound Installation to run as part of Culture Night 2011 at the CMC.

Contemporary Music Centre
19 Fishamble Street
Dublin
 

Make Some Noise

Until 21 Aug

Make Some Noise Come and play with fascinating and quirky electronic sound installations by composer Jonathan Nangle. Create your own surround-sound music and lighting using iPod Touches, play a real drumkit without touching it, discover what a can of baked beans sounds like and meet some double pendulums. Children and grown-ups will be equally addicted!

The Ark
11a Eustace St.
Dublin
FREE 


Milltown Chamber Choir

Milltown Chamber Choir will give the premiere of a new work for 8 Voices and shuffle playback system, Then falls thy shadow Part of Beal Festival

TCD Chapel
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2