Mary Dullea launches an album of new Irish piano music on 4 December

Dullea,Mary_Gothic-New+Piano+Music+from+Ireland_809730854927The Contemporary Music Centre and the Association of Irish Composers present the launch of Mary Dullea’s new album Gothic, a CD of new piano music from Ireland. The album features works by Ed Bennett, David Fennessy, Frank Lyons, John McLachlan, Gráinne Mulvey and others, and is being released on Métier Divine Art. In the words of the performer, “it is a result of relationships built and developed over two decades and presents a wide range of sonorities, inspirations and exploration of the role of the performer.”

The launch and concert takes place at the Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall at 7pm on 4 December, and is followed by a concert of music from the album as part of the AIC’s Irish Canon series. This concert also marks the birthday of composer (and past AIC Executive Director) John McLachlan.

Tickets to the concert, beginning at 8.30pm, cost €12/€8 (conc.) and are available from the National Concert Hall Box Office at 01 417 0000 and http://www.nch.ie. Entrance to the launch reception is free: if you are interested in attending contact Karen Hennessy at 01 648 9100 or khennessy@cmc.ie

Concert programme:
John McLachlan – Grand Action
Jonathan Nangle – grow quiet gradually
Ed Bennett – Gothic
Benjamin Dwyer – Homenaje a Maurice Ohana: segunda parte
Grainne Mulvey – Étude
Frank Lyons – Tease
John McLachlan – Nine
David Fennessy – the first thing, the last thing and everything in between

The CD is presented with funding from the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme, managed by Music Network.

The Irish Canon is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and IMRO.

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