BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now programme features Irish New Music.

On Sunday 26th June Ed McKeon introduces the first of two programmes of new Irish music, this week features a concert given by the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Jurjen Hempel on the 3rd of May, including works by Christopher Norby, Ian Wilson, David Morris, Frank Lyons and a world premiere by Brian Irvine. Plus composer Donnacha Dennehy (left) talks about his new CD, Gra agus Bas.

The second programme on Sunday 2 July features live recordings from the Sligo New Music Festival 2011which took place in April, including Ian Wilson’s, The Book of Ways for improvising saxophonist and improvising string quartet (2011)Across a clear blue sky for string quartet, radios and drumming toys (2009) and re:play for improvising tenor saxophone, string quartet, piano and double bass (2007). Presenter Ed Mckeon, will be joined by guest Eve O’Kelly, previous Director of the CMC.

For full programme details visit:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0124qnz

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