New work premieres in Whispers of Heaton
Following the sold-out success of this beautiful piece in May, Whispers returns by special request. For three days only at this time of Remembrance, the great rooms of Heaton Hall will once again echo with the voices of the past revealing a myriad of timeless stories. Two short plays tell tales of uncompromising love and courage, laughter and humanity at a time when the First World War and the Somme changed lives forever.  

We have commissioned composer Ailís Ní Ríain to compose a new song for soprano and trumpet which will be interwoven throughout the textual performances. This is addition to her score for solo cello which will also be part of this production. Tickets and further information.

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...