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UK Premiere of Consent #7, Aug ’18

Carla Rees (bass-flute) and Sarah Watts (bass-clarinet) give the UK premiere of Consent #7 on Wednesday 1st August at the Rarescale Summer School in Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire in England. Carla Rees is a UK-based low flutes specialist who has developed...

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XelmYa perform ‘Soundless’ in Berlin, June 2018

Trio XelmYa - Alexa Renger, Freddi Börnchen, Sylvia Hinz - perform Ailís Ní Ríain's Soundless [oboe, violin and recorder] as part of Enact/direct/Escape at Berlin's Unerhoerte Musik on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 1945. Sylvia Hinz is one of the leading...

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DON’T! at Musical Tales 2018, 23rd April Dublin

There will be two performances of Ailís Ní Ríain's DON'T! for bass-clarinet and cello at on Monday 23rd April 2018 in Dublin at both Rathmines Public Library and the Ilac Centre in Dublin City as part of the Contemporary Music Centre’s Musical Tales...

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Irish Premiere of ‘Fear Is…’ 21st April 2018

The Irish harpist Anne-Marie O' Farrell will give the Irish premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain's of Fear Is from The Falling for harp solo at Riverstown Hall, Maynooth University, Co. Dublin on Friday 21st April 2018. This is the concert version of Fear Is with...

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Finalist 2018 Prix Annelie de Man Competition

  Ailís' piece for solo harpsichord and fixed audio media 2 Steep 4 Sheep (some hills are) has been shortlisted for the 2018 Prix Annelie de Man in the Netherlands. A competition for composers and harpsichordists to promote and support contemporary...

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Fellow at VCCA, Virginia, USA – April 2018

Serving more than 350 artists a year, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is one of America's largest year-round artists' communities. VCCA Fellows have received worldwide attention through publications, exhibitions, compositions, performances, and...

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Ailís Ní Ríain Receives £50k Paul Hamlyn Award

'No-strings-attached' awards designed to give artists the time and freedom to develop their creative ideas. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation in London has announced that Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain is one of the recipients of the Awards for Artists 2016, with...

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Shortlisted for ISCM World Music Days Beijing 2018

Ailís' music-theatre work for voice and small ensemble Break Down De Doom has been shortlisted by the Irish Association of Composers to represent Ireland at the International Society of Contemporary Music in Beijing in May 2018. The piece is a setting of...

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MAKE – Irish Theatre Forum Residency 2018

Ailís was selected to participate in MAKE 2018 as a writer. It took place from 23rd Feb- 4th March 2018 at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a centre for creative artists at Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. Ailís focused on the writing of a new work for theatre in...

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Sklonište at Imbolc International Music Festival, Derry

Dermot Dunne will perform Sklonište - Ailís' 60 minute work for live classical accordion and video combining the experiences and motivations of international aid-workers and the surrealism of war. Sklonište is alternative reflection on the longest siege in...

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