Arts Council Funded Commission 2017 from Temenos
Temenos – Paul Roe (clarinets) and Laoise O’ Brien (recorders) have commissioned Ailís to compose a new work for their highly unusual combination to be premiered in Dublin in 2017.  The commission is funded by the Irish Arts Council.

Paul Roe is a performer (clarinet and bass clarinet) of international repute and was Associate Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland from 1987-2000. He has been a member of Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble since 1989 and has given solo, ensemble and orchestral performances throughout Europe, Asia and America.

Laoise O’Brien has a growing reputation as a virtuosic performer. She studied recorder at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Laoise enjoys both solo and ensemble playing and performs repertoire from the 12th to the 21st centuries. She has performed and recordedwith all the major early music groups in Ireland.

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Double-bass player and singer Eleanor Grant will give the world premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain's Mascaron for double-bass and recorded prepared piano on 1st July...

Irish Times Feature April 2022

Irish Times Feature April 2022

A feature about Ailís was published in The Irish Times in April 2022 in advance of the premiere of her orchestral work Flower Scar Road for the RTÉ Concert...