Feb 2022

Thank you to everyone who came to Spike Cello Festival last week! Martin Johnson premiered my cello suite Three Words for Light at the Pepper Cannister – you can read a review of the concert in the Journal of Music. We then took the piece up north and performed it at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace at a concert that included the premiere of Judith Ring‘s Wildwoods (order it on bandcamp here), and I premiered Martin Della Vechia’s A Line, A Circle and performed movements from my own guitar suite Eyewitnesses of His Majesty.

In other news, the Ulster Orchestra‘s performance of my orchestral work Laniakea was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Breakfast, and you can listen back here from 1:51:00. Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray was screened in Dublin, Paris, and Belfast, and can be watched back on YouTube till early March 2022. I finished up my brass band piece Rasp, commissioned by New Music Dublin Festival for the 1st Old Boys’ Brass Band, for premiere at NMD in April 2022. Keep an ear out for the USA premiere of my guitar piece Hiraeth am nefoedd in March, performed at the 21C Guitar Festival by Trevor Babb.

Martin and I performing at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace on 17th Feb 2022, with composer Judith Ring and CMC Ireland’s Project Manager Linda O’Shea Farren.