Launch of the AIC Irish Canon concert series

AIC image 1CMC will host the launch of the AIC’s new concert series, The Irish Canon, on 20 November.

The Irish Canon is an ongoing project that sees some of Ireland’s top performers bringing specially selected programmes of Irish works to universities and venues across the country. With this series, the AICseeks to create a new canon of Irish works, by ensuring multiple performances of music by Irish composers, and taking the first steps toward making them repertoire standards. Each programme is chosen by the performer as the best representation of the current Irish repertoire for their instruments.

Performers in the series include Paul Roe (clarinets), David Bremner (organ), Cora Venus Lunny (violin), Kate Ellis (cello), William Dowdall (flutes), Isabelle O’Connell (piano), Michelle O’Rourke (voice) and a duo of David Bremner and Elizabeth Hilliard (piano and voice).

The series’ first season began with a lecture-recital on works for bass clarinet by Paul Roe at TCD’s Music Composition Centre, and continues with dates across the country up to April 2014, with a second season to be announced in the coming months.

The Irish Canon will be officially launched with an event at CMC on 20 November at 6pm, with a wine and food reception and performances from Paul Roe and Elizabeth Hilliard.

The launch will be followed by David Bremner’s recital at Christ Church, where he will perform a programme of Irish music for organ, including music by: Gráinne Mulvey, John McLachlan, Kevin O’Connell, Anna Murray, Donnacha Dennehy, Ryan Molloy, Ben McHugh, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Jonathan Nangle, Derek Ball and Bremner himself.

The Irish Canon Season 1

14 Nov, 2.30pm   –   Bill Dowdall, Dundalk IT

20 Nov, 6pm   –   LAUNCH, Contemporary Music Centre

20 Nov, 8pm   –   David Bremner, Christ Church Cathedral

3 Dec, 8pm   –   Michelle O’Rourke, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

22 Jan, 7pm   –   David Bremner,  TCD Music Composition Centre

29 Jan, 6.30pm   –   Cora Venus Lunny, TCD Music Composition Centre

6 Feb, 1pm   –   Cora Venus Lunny, NUI Maynooth

12 Feb, 6.30pm   –   TCD Music Composition Centre

12 Mar, 6.30pm   –   Bill Dowdall, TCD Music Composition Centre

8 Apr   –   Paul Roe, Mary Immaculate College

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