‘Not About Heroes’ National UK Tour

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 06.33.00

Ailís has been commissioned to compose an original score for solo cello to illustrate Feelgood Productions UK tour of the play Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald, directed by Caroline Clegg.  It opens in Scotland in September and runs until December including a one month run at the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End. The score has been funded by the PRS for Music Foundation.  Tour dates, locations and booking.

During the First World War, two of England’s greatest twentieth century war poets met at Craiglockhart War Hospital.  Siegfried Sassoon was a decorated war hero hospitalised after protesting against the continuing war.  Wilfred Owen was a victim of shell shock and accused of cowardice. Weaving their great poetry, letters, and autobiographical writings, this emotionally powerful and often witty play tells the moving story of the friendship that transformed them both.

IMG-20140702-13866
PRSF logo NEW

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...