The Irish Canon series

IC3 flyer_webThe Association of Irish Composers (AIC) returns with their concert series of leading Irish performers playing the music of Irish composers, with a third season running from September to December.

The series features violinist Cora Venus Lunny, clarinetist Paul Roe, flautist William Dowdall, and pianist Mary Dullea performing programmes of works by a diverse range of composers in a number of venues between September and December.

Cora Venus Lunny will give four concerts in Dundalk IT (25 September), NUI Maynooth (23 October), the Kevin Barry Room, NCH (24 October), and St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (19 November). Paul Roe will perform at the Kevin Barry Room on 26 September, while William Dowdall and Mary Dullea will perform there on 20 November and 4 December.

Mary Dullea’s concert will also mark the launch in association with CMC of her upcoming album of music by Irish composers which will be released on Métier Divine Art, and will focus on the music of John McLachlan, a composer who celebrates his 50th year in 2014.

Tickets for concerts at the Kevin Barry Room are priced €12/€8 (students), and are available from the National Concert Hall’s Box Office at, or 01 4170000, with no booking fee.

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Please note that all programmes are subject to change at the performers’ discretion

Cora Venus Lunny, solo violin:

Sebastian Adams Adenosine and Adrenaline
Richard Gill Wave
Kian Geiselbrechtinger Close Studies
Daniel Barkley Prism
Ciaran Hope Innocent Marpl
Andrew Hamilton JOY
Siobhán Cleary The Andalusian Dog
Elaine Agnew Slide
John Gibson SOLO
Cora Venus Lunny Free

Paul Roe, solo clarinet/bass clarinet:

Daniel Mc Dermot End (Start, Stop, Space)
David Bremner Composure
Elaine Agnew Hhmmmm
Ed Bennett Monster
Jane O’Leary A Piacere
Judith Ring Whispering the Turmoil Down
Frank Lyons Stung…
Grainne Mulvey Periastron
Rob Canning Continuum
Jim Wilson 3 Playthings for Solo Clarinet
Frank Corcoran Variations on A Mhairin de Bharra
Amanda Feery Rattle…

Bill Dowdall, solo flute:

John Buckley Constellations
Rhona Clarke Elegy for Alto Flute
Massimo Davi Fluidi
John Buckley Sea Echoes for Sliding Head Flute
Philip Hammond Wavespace
Solfa Carlile Distopia
John Buckley 2 Fantasias for Alto Flute
Patrick Connolly Softly, This Way Comes
Benjamin Dwyer Crow

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