Two concerts will take place at the RIAM on Friday 23rd June at 1pm and 8pm:

Lunchtime Concert, 1pm Friday 23rd June, Organ Room, Royal Irish Academy of Music
Presented by the DIT Harp Ensemble with Clíona Doris, and introduced by Denise Kelly-McDonnell

Featuring Clare McCague, Meabh McKenna, Siofra Ni Dhubhghaill, Anna Szombathy, Tara Viscardi.

From An Album of Pieces for the Irish Harp, op. 88 (1989)
Meabh McKenna — ‘Triptych’
Clare McCague — ‘Lament for a Legendary Queen’
Anna Szombathy — ‘Pastoral Song’
Tara Viscardi — ‘Eccentric’

From A Pack of Fancies for a Travelling Harpist, op. 66 (1970)
Siofra Ni Dhubhghaill ‘A Dream of Ballyfarnon’

From Four Sketches for Two Irish Harps, op. 52 (1961-2) arranged for harp quartet by Denise Kelly McDonnell
No. 1 and No. 3 ‘Dance for an Ancient Ritual’


Evening Concert, 8pm Friday 23 June 2017, Katherine Brennan Hall, Royal Irish Academy of Music

Performances of works by Brian Boydell by some of Ireland’s leading performers including ConTempo Quartet, John Feeley, Sylvia O’Brien, Bill Dowdall, and Clíona Doris, composer Martin O’Leary, and upcoming musicians Philip Keegan and Joe O’Grady. Dr Deborah Kelleher, Director of the RIAM, will introduce the concert. Our concert programme may be found below.

Tickets €25 may be purchased through the Royal Irish Academy of Music ticketing page here.

Joseph O’Grady, piano — Berceuse for a young pianist, op. 20 (1942) / Dance for an Ancient Ritual, op. 39a (1959)

Sylvia O’Brien, soprano / Clíona Doris, harp —  Three Yeats Songs, op. 56a (1965)

Martin O’Leary, piano The Maiden and the Seven Devils, op. 90 (1991-1992)

John Feeley, guitar Three Pieces for Guitar, op. 70 (1973)

Philip Keegan, voice / William Dowdall, flute / ConTempo Quartet The Feather of Death, op. 22 (1943)

ConTempo Quartet — String Quartet No.1, op. 31 (1949)