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London Premiere ‘Fear Is’ 2nd February 2019

St Brigid's Day Celebration - Intimate Performances from Powerful Irish Women "This night of musical and spoken word performances is the perfect way to wave goodbye to winter and look forward to the year ahead with some of the most creative and talented...

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Premiere ‘Parambassis’ Dublin 27th Jan 2019

Temenos - Paul Roe (Clarinets) and Laoise O' Brien (Recorders) will give the premiere of Parambassis at The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin on Sunday 27th January 2019 as part of the Hugh Lane Gallery Concert Series.  Parambassis was commissioned by Paul Roe...

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Regret Not Me – Premiere, Israel 15th Dec, 2018

 Wolodymyr Smishkewych (tenor) and Yonit Kosovske (piano) premiered Ailís Ní Ríain's song Regret Not Me with text by Thomas Hardy on 15th December 2018 at Gan Shemu'el in Northern Israel. "Regret not me;Beneath the sunny treeI lie uncaring, slumbering...

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Into the Sea of Waking Dreams, Belfast – 6th Dec, 2018

The pianist and contemporary music specialist Xenia Pestova will perform Into the Sea of Waking Dreams - a suite of pieces for speaking pianist at Queens University Belfast on 6th December 2018.  Reviews for Xenia Pestova “Outstanding” (Tempo), “stunning”...

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These Days Premiere, Manchester UK, 18 & 21 Nov 2018

  “These Days – The Manchester Peace Song Cycle”A specially commissioned classical Song Cycle to commemorate Manchester’s 100 years of war and peace. Featuring a libretto by celebrated Manchester poet Tony Walsh and music by nine distinguished composers....

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Reading of Bitterweed in Cork – 11th Oct 2018

There will be a reading of Ailís' new play Bitterweed at The Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland on Thursday 11th Oct at 8pm. BITTERWEED hones in on a splintered family struggling to regain a sense of identity some twenty years after the devastation...

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Shortlisted to represent Ireland at ISCM 2019

Ní Ríain's Soundless has been shortlisted by the Association of Irish Composers for ISCM World Music Days 2019 international new music festival in Tallin, Estonia. Soundless is a 6 minute chamber work with theatrical elements scored for flute, violin,...

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Interview UCC Alumni Network

University College Cork Alumni Network Alumni Spotlight - Ailís Ní Ríain, Composer & Writer Ailís Ní Ríain is a contemporary classical composer and playwright. The Yorkshire-based artist was the winner of the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists...

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Phasma Music release ‘Highfalutin’

Award-winning recording artist, the Polish flautist Iwona Glinka presents a recital of 53 pieces by 40 composers from 14 countries whose creativity is rooted in various popular trends in the 21st century.  Glinka has gained a substantial reputation, in...

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