BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

My new chamber sextet Coimheascar/Struggling Light, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the BBC Concert Orchestra, will be broadcast next Wednesday (27th October) at 8:30am on the Radio 3 Breakfast Show. Conducted by Chloe Rooke. Looking forward to it!

Players of the BBC Concert Orchestra recording Coimheascar, conducted by Chloe Rooke.

My album Light of Shore also got some radio play over the past few weeks, on Athlone Community Radio, BBC Radio Ulster (listen here from 43:00), and Lyric FM’s Sound Out (listen here from 30:00).

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October – Album Release

Light of Shore is finally out! You can listen on all streaming platforms and order the album on bandcamp. 85 minutes of music for solo instruments and electronics! I hope you enjoy listening.

It’s been a monumental amount of work, and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received throughout this project: Moving On Music, ACNI, and QUB for funding; Cormac O’Kane of RedBox Studios Belfast and Christoph Stickel of CS Mastering for mixing/mastering; Martin Johnson, Isabelle O’Connell, Cahal Masterson, Chris Roberts, and William Cole for their superb performances of my music; Javier Desiderio of El Señor Guindilla Records, Dylan Fowler of Stiwdio Felin Fach, Charles Mueller of Oktaven Audio LLC, and Jonny McGuinness of the Sonic Arts Research Centre at QUB; Piers Hellawell and Simon Mawhinney for their guidance and advice on these pieces; Contemporary Music Centre Ireland for their Colleagues Programme, leading to the creation of Three Words for Light; Manchán Magan for his fascinating book; Vincent and Sarah McDonnell for their photography and design help (and Vincent for the album artwork); countless family and friends for listening and supporting; Matthew Whiteside and Nick Roth for their advice on self-releasing an album; my Lord and Saviour Jesus, who gave me a passion and interest in music.

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2nd Single and Weekend Concerts

The 2nd single from my upcoming album Light of Shore is out today on all streaming services!

Tonight at 5:30pm there will be a performance of this work by Martin Johnson, lead cellist of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, for Culture Night Dublin, hosted by the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland. Watch it below:

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