New Music Digest: 10 – 16 December

Events this Week

CMC’s Christmas Event features programmes of Irish composers’ works curated by Enda Bates, Siobhán Cleary, Gráinne Mulvey, Nick Roth, and Paul Roe performed by leading performers.

  • 12 December, 6.00pm, CMC
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Vincent Kennedy‘s Happy Prince a retelling of the Oscar Wilde story written with Little John Nee – will be performed at Balor Theatre in Ballybofey by the Donegal Youth Choir and Donegal Youth Orchestra.

  • 16 December, 7.30pm, Balor Theatre, Ballybofey

Francesco Turrisi, Italian pianist and composer based in Ireland, will launch his third album Songs of Experience with a concert at the Unitarian Church.

  • 14 December, 8.30pm, Unitarian Church, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Composer Ian Wilson will have a number of pieces being performed in the Netherlands, including Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, MotherFUNK! and Sarée in Kassel.

  • 14 December, 8pm, Paard von Troje, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 15 December, 8pm, Schonberg Hall, The Hague, The Netherlands
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This week’s lecture at the Music Composition Centre will be given by performer and composer Mel Mercier.

  • 13 December, 6pm, Trinity College Dublin.

Night of the Machines is a series of concert of new avant-garde electronic music. This fourth concert features purely electronic performances by Irish artists Gretta Gunn and Subaltern.

  • 13 December, 8.30pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin


Pieces from the November Irish Composers’ Collective concert performed by David Bremner on the Christ Church organ.


Maya Homburger and Barry Guy performing Guy’s Celebration, which they also performed at their curated Kaleidoscope last week.

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