upcoming concerts

08.04.17
The Sound Of Silents | MusicTown Festival | Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2 | 2pm & 8:30pm | €12/10 | Info
Sounds of Silents is a silent film programme drawn from collections at the IFI Irish Film Archive. The programme will be accompanied by a series of improvised scores performed by six leading musicians working between the fields of Irish traditional, improvised and electronic musics. Shane Latimer, Seán MacErlaine and Ailbhe NicOireachtaigh will be joined by three musicians from the Ruhr area of Germany: Saxophonists Julius Gabriel and Florian Walter and electronic artist Achim Zepezauer.


previous concerts

16.03.17
The Art of Sean-Nós Singing | St. Patrick's Festival | Little Museum of Dublin, Dublin 2 | 8pm | €10 | Tickets
Featuring Eithne Ní Chatháin, Seán Mac Erlaine and Donal Dineen.


16.03.17
A Page of Madness | St. Patrick's Festival | Trinity College Chapel, Dublin 2. | 6pm | €14/10 | Tickets
New score produced by Matthew Nolan and Seán Mac Erlaine in collaboration with London based shakuhachi player Clive Bell.


11.03.17
With Brian Mooney | Supporting August Wells | Workman's Club, Dublin 2. | 8pm


04.03.17
Quiet Music Ensemble | New Music Dublin | National Concert Hall, Dublin 2 | Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1 | 3pm, 4pm, 5pm | Tickets
Pauline Oliveros The Mystery Beyond Matter. Karen Power Instruments of Ice [Dublin Premiere]. Yoko Ono Secret Piece [Dublin Premiere]. Cat Lam line/shadow [Dublin Premiere]


12.02.17
Chair upon Wood upon Stone | Spike Cello Festival | Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1 | 12pm
New commission in association with Improvised Music Company for Spike Dublin Alternative Cello Festival. Chair upon Wood upon Stone is a piece for cellist Kate Ellis and live electronics.


21.01.17
This is How we Fly | Second Album live recording | Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8 | SOLD OUT
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20.01.17
This is How we Fly | Second Album live recording | Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8 | Tickets
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19.01.17
This is How we Fly | Second Album live recording | Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8 | Tickets
Join TIHWF for a unique live studio recording. Limited tickets availble.


02.12.16
Ireland's Edge at eir Other Voices 2016 | Dingle, Co. Kerry
Performance and panel discussion with Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh hosted by Toner Quinn.


25.11.16
Duo Series #5: with Jan Bang | The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8 | Doors 8pm, Showtime 9pm | €16 | info


22.11.16
Fußball wie noch nie | Home, Manchester | info
Live music soundtrack performed by Matthew Nolan (guitar/synths), David Stalling (keys/lap steel guitar), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets/electronics), Bryan O’Connell (percussion) and Kevin Murphy (cello)


19.11.16
This is How we Fly | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan


18.11.16
This is How we Fly | The Lyric Theatre, Belfast


15.11.16
This is How we Fly | Bains Douches, Montbéliard, France | 8pm | €16/8 | info


14.11.16
This is How we Fly | Bains Douches, Montbéliard, France | 8pm | €16/8 | SOLD OUT


13.11.16
This is How we Fly | The Lyric Theatre, Belfast


12.11.16
This is How we Fly | The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire


11.11.16
This is How we Fly | The White Horse, Ballincollig


11.11.16
This is How we Fly | University College Cork | 1pm


10.11.16
This is How we Fly | De Barra's, Clonakilty


09.11.16
This is How we Fly | The Dock, Carrick on Shannon


06.11.16
Fußball wie noch nie | Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Live music soundtrack performed by Matthew Nolan (guitar/synths), David Stalling (keys/lap steel guitar), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets/electronics), Bryan O’Connell (percussion) and Kevin Murphy (cello)


04.11.16
Seán Mac Erlaine solo | Tallinn, Estonia |


03.11.16
The Cap and Bells | Hopner House, Tallinn, Estonia
New commissions for Avarus Ensemble based on work by W.B. Yeats.


01.11.16
Fußball wie noch nie | Strand Arts Centre, Belfast | info
Made at the height of Best’s fame and tabloid notoriety, Costard’s film focuses insistently on Best—warming up, looking restless and bored, waiting tactically to unleash his genius. Presented with a live music soundtrack performed by Matthew Nolan (guitar/synths), David Stalling (keys/lap steel guitar), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets/electronics), Bryan O’Connell (percussion) and Kevin Murphy (cello)


29.10.16
Dracula Live: Screening with Live Score | The Bram Stoker Festival, National Concert Hall, Dublin | 8pm | €27/22 | info
The iconic version of Bram Stoker’s classic tale, screened with a new score written and performed live by Seán Mac Erlaine (Ire), Matthew Nolan (Ire), Eivind Aarset (Nor) and Sharon Phelan (Ire).


14.10.16
Duo Series #4: with Valgeir Sigurðsson | The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8 | Doors 8pm, Showtime 9pm | €16 | info


07.10.16
Aifreann na Marbh / Mass of the Dead | Imram Festival, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2 | 8pm | €10
Performance of this hugely influential work, a requiem mass/poem for the victims of Hiroshima. Fusing live and recorded readings of the poem by Rita Kelly, Gabriel Rosenstock and Marcus Mac Conghail; music composed and performed by Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinet, electronics) and Clive Bell (shakuhachi).


30.09.16
Duo Series #3: with Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh | The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8 | Doors 8pm, Showtime 9pm | €16 | info


28.09.16
The weathered stone - Album Launch | Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2 | 7pm | €18 | info
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly – Voice & Synthesiser; Seán Mac Erlaine – Clarinet & Chalumeau; Saskia Lankhoorn – Piano; Robinson Panoramic Quartet: Anita Vedres – Violin; Robin Panter – Viola; Kate Ellis – Cello; Malachy Robinson – Double Bass


21.09.16 - 25.09.16
Bottlenote presents BLEED | Fringe Festival, 13 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1 | 19:30 & 21:15 | €15/13 | info
BLEED animates an abandoned Georgian house, creating a reverberating, pulsing space with each musician adding to the composition over five days turning the entire four storey house into a huge instrument. Barry Guy (double bass); Shane Latimer (guitars, electronics); Laura Hyland (guitar, voice); Seán Mac Erlaine (woodwinds, electronics); Justin Carroll (keyboards); Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (viola); Roy Carroll (sound design); Tobias Delius (tenor saxophone); Steve Davis (drum kit); Gavin Prior (guitars, electronics).


18.09.16
This is How we Fly | Fringe Festival, Spiegeltent, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 | 7pm | €18 | info


16.09.16
This is How we Fly | Culture Night | Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork | 8pm | SOLD OUT | info


23.07.16
Dylan Tighe | The Grand Social, Dublin | 8pm | €10


14.07.16
Wood Quay Summer Sessions featuring Sean Mac Erlaine & Alex Petcu Colan | Woodquay, Dublin


09.07.16
Lorcán Mac Mathuna | Rudolstadt Festival | Germany


08.07.16
Lorcán Mac Mathuna | Rudolstadt Festival | Germany


25.06.16
Quiet Music Ensemble | Deep Minimalism Festival | Southbank Centre, London


19.06.16
Quiet Music Ensemble | Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork City Gaol


14.06.16
Improvisations on Finnegans Wake | James Joyce Centre, Dublin 1


12.06.16
Quiet Music Ensemble | Moynalty Yoga Festival


27.05.16
Duo Series #2: with Unni Løvlid | Music Room, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin | 8:30pm | €18 | info
Unni Løvlid is a versatile musician and artist and has experience from many different projects and genres that fall somewhere between Norwegian folk, contemporary music and electronica .


15.05.16
Quiet Music Ensemble | Midleton Festival | St. John the Baptist Church, Co. Cork | 3pm


29.04.16
Wabi-Sabi Soul ALBUM LAUNCH | dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin | | 8pm | €12 | Tickets
Dylan Tighe presents an exclusive World-Premiere Live performance of this new song-cycle and album in the main library of DLR Lexicon with full electric band via individually-wired headphones. Dylan will collaborate with the musicians who played on the album alongside 2 sound engineers and award-winning lighting designer Aedín Cosgrove inviting the audience to immerse themselves in the songs of Wabi- Sabi Soul in a fitting literary and contemplative ambience.


27.04.16
Jennifer Walshe – AN GLÉACHT | The James Joyce Centre Dublin | 8:30pm | €10/8 | info
Outsider artist Caoimhín Breathnach (1934-2009) lived as a recluse in Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon for all of his life. Breathnach’s artistic practice focussed on the creation of ‘subliminal’ tapes and films which he believed possessed the capacity to shift consciousness. In these works, Ogham magickal scales, crystallography, astronomy, folklore & natural phenomena are combined with found audio and visual material to produce an idiosyncratic, esoteric system of correspondences. Breathnach spent the last years of his life planning a work called AN GLÉACHT.
The work was to combine subliminal tapes and films with filmed footage showing a sequence of occult rituals. Breathnach’s great-niece, the composer and artist Jennifer Walshe, has completed AN GLÉACHT.


22.04.16
Duo Series #1: with Eivind Aarset | Music Room, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin | 8:30pm | €18 | info
Eivind Aarset is a guitarist with a unique musical vision that absorbs and reflects all manner of music while retaining an enviable individualism and high quality craftsmanship that can span from quiet intimacy to searing intensity.


10.04.16
Inspirations from the East | MusicTown Festival | Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 2 | 3:15pm | FREE
Sean Nós composer, Lorcán Mac Mathúna, takes inspirations from the texts and artefacts of the Chester Beatty’s Eastern catalogue, to reveal narratives and stories of the ancient Irish cycles of Collmcille, An Táin, and the Battle of Contarf. Lorcán Mac Mathúna (voice); Daire Bracken (fiddle); Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet).


09.04.16
Sound of Silents | MusicTown Festival | Irish Film Institute, Dublin | 2pm & 8:30pm | €12/10 | info
Sound of Silents 2016 presents a new programme of archival silent film with improvised scores performed by six leading musicians working between the fields of Irish traditional, improvised and electronic music. The event will feature music by Seán Mac Erlaine (woodwind/electronics), Seán Carpio(percussion/guitar/loops), Jack McMahon (turntables), Eoghan Neff (fiddle) and Shane Latimer (guitar/electronics).


15.03.16
Quiet Music Ensemble | Festiwal Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna, Poznań, Poland


10.03.16
The Weathered Stone | St. Peter's Church, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Recording session for new work by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly with Saskia Lankhoorn (piano) and Robinson Panoramic Quartet


18.02.16
Quiet Music Ensemble | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath | 7:30pm €FREE!
Experimental music group Quiet Music Ensemble will perform a very special event at Navan’s Solstice Art’s Centre this month, as part of their ongoing Irish tour. The experimental music group will give the Irish premiere of Karen Power’s Instruments of Ice, a work written especially for them in response to the composer’s recordings while on residency in the Arctic and premiered last year in Berlin.


11.02.16
Ergodos Musicians: Songs | Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford | 8pm €15/5


10.02.16
Ergodos Musicians: Songs | Siamsa Tíre, Tralee | 8pm €16/13


09.02.16
Ergodos Musicians: Songs | Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray | 8pm €16/14


06.02.16
Ergodos Musicians: Songs | VISUAL Carlow, Carlow | 8pm €12/10


05.02.16
Ergodos Musicians: Songs | Station House Theatre, Clifden | 8pm €15/12


04.02.16
Ergodos Musicians: Songs | The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon | 8:30pm €15/12
Michelle O’ Rourke, vocals. Seán Mac Erlaine, alto saxophone, bass clarinet. Kate Ellis, cello. Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, electric guitar, synthesiser. Garrett Sholdice, presenter, synthesiser


03.02.16
Ergodos Musicians: Songs | Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin | 8pm €18/15
Ergodos Musicians, a dynamic collective of some of Ireland’s finest contemporary musicians, serve up dramatic and hauntingly beautiful interpretations of songs through the ages.


28.01.16
Hayden Chisholm | Vintage Room, Workman's Club, Dublin 2 | 8pm €10
This Dublin performance will feature a screening of his short film Sysiphus Runs as well as short films documenting the making of his new 13 CD Box set Cusp of Oblivion. Hayden will also give a solo performance with Saxophone and Sruti Box as well as a performance of the piece Finn Again Wakes using texts from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. As a special guest Seán Mac Erlaine will join Hayden on bass clarinet and electronics. Presented by Bottlenote in association with Note Productions.


10.01.16 - 17.01.16
Writing week with This is How we Fly | work starts on the second album...