upcoming concerts

22.05.19
Stephen Gardner | Strokestown House, Roscommon | details TBA
New work by composer Gardner. Performed by Ellen Demos (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, live processing), Arun Rao (cello), Alex Petcu (percussion, marimba).

28.05.19
Stephen Gardner | EPIC, Dublin | details TBA
New work by composer Gardner. Performed by Ellen Demos (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, live processing), Arun Rao (cello), Alex Petcu (percussion, marimba).

29.05.19
Stephen Gardner | James Joyce Centre, Dublin | details TBA
New work by composer Gardner. Performed by Ellen Demos (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, live processing), Arun Rao (cello), Alex Petcu (percussion, marimba).

07.06.19
Ordnance Survey | LP launch | Fumbally, Dublin 8 | €16 | 8pm
Neil O'Connor has been producing electronic music for the past 21 years under a number of guises - most notably Somadrone.His newest project, Ordnance Survey, attempts to ‘map’ a number of sound worlds including electroacoustic, jazz, and ambient. It features a number of collaborations from contemporaries such as Seán Mac Erlaine (This is How We Fly), Linda Buckley, Kate Ellis (Crash Ensemble) and John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake).

08.06.19
Boyne Song | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan | €FREE | 2:30pm
New audio visual collaboration between film maker Moira Sweeney and Seán Mac Erlaine (Wurlitzer, tuned metals, clarinets). As part of the exhibition "I send my love along the Boyne".

14.06.19
This is How we Fly | Les Caves du Manoir, Switzerland

15.06.19
This is How we Fly | Place du Manoir, Switzerland

19.06.19
Invitation To Wander | Midsummer Festival, Cork | €15/12 | 7:30pm
A new multi-roomed composition created by Cork based-composer, Karen Power, featuring a mixed media durational performance with musicians, Quiet Music Ensemble; vocalists, Ute Wassermann and Michelle O’Rourke; and Ireland’s first ever Sound Choir.

20.06.19
Invitation To Wander | Midsummer Festival, Cork | €15/12 | 7:30pm

21.06.19
Invitation To Wander | Midsummer Festival, Cork | €15/12 | 7:30pm

22.06.19
Invitation To Wander | Midsummer Festival, Cork | €15/12 | 7:30pm

previous concerts

15.03.19
Terra Firmish | St. Patrick's Festival | Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin | 7:30pm | Book
Terra Firmish is a new musical work commissioned by St Patrick’s Festival, written by Seán Mac Erlaine for three musicians and dancer. The piece, devised in collaboration with visual artist Michelle Browne and choreographer Emma O'Kane is inspired by the story of a sunken church on Inis Oírr. Dance • Emma O’Kane (Ireland), Harp • Maeve Gilchrist (Scotland), Woodwinds, electronics • Seán Mac Erlaine (Ireland), Percussion, Marimba • Alex Petcu (Ireland).

10.03.19
The Mystery Beyond Matter | Quiet Music Ensemble | The Main Guard, Clonmel | 5pm | Info
Quiet Music Ensemble Music Ensemble will bring their unique sonic art to Clonmel with a very special performance of Pauline Oliveros' The Mystery Beyond Matter. This major work, commissioned by QME in 2014 from one of the world's most influential composers and performers, the late great Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), is for improvising musicians and sound engineer, live electronics and multi channel audio and will be performed in the magnificent surroundings of Clonmel's Main Guard.

03.03.19
ILLEGAL: the making of a graphic novel - Live Soundtrack | Civic Theatre, Tallaght | 3pm | Book
Reimagining of the celebtrated graphic novel by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano as cinema experience. Newly commissioned music performed by Matthew Nolan (electric guitar, effects), Mary Barnecutt (cello, voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (guitar, voice, clarinet, electronics).

23.02.19
ILLEGAL: the making of a graphic novel - Live Soundtrack | An Taibhdhearc, Galway | 5pm | Book
Reimagining of the celebtrated graphic novel by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano as cinema experience. Newly commissioned music performed by Matthew Nolan (electric guitar, effects), Mary Barnecutt (cello, voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (guitar, voice, clarinet, electronics).

07.12.18
Christopher Fox & Quiet Music Ensemble | Glucksman Gallery, UCC | Cork | 1:10pm | FREE

21.11.18
This is How we Fly | National Concert Hall | Dublin

18.11.18
This is How we Fly | Coughlans | Cork

17.11.18
This is How we Fly | Barbican, London | 7:30pm | Book

16.11.18
This is How we Fly | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath | 7:30pm | Info

15.11.18
This is How we Fly | The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin | 8pm | Info

10.11.18
This is How we Fly | Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge | Co. Kildare

09.11.18
This is How we Fly | Connolly's of Leap | Co. Cork

04.11.18
This is How we Fly | The Black Gate | Galway

03.11.18
This is How we Fly | The Model, Sligo | 8pm | Info

02.11.18
This is How we Fly | Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork

31.10.18
Trio with Erik Friedlander + Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh + Seán Mac Erlaine | Fumbally Stables, Dublin | Tickets
New music from NYC's leading cellist Friedlander in trio format.

26.10.18
NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century | Bram Stoker Festival, St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin | 9pm | Info

26.10.18
NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century | Bram Stoker Festival, St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin | 7pm | Info
Accompanied by a specially commissioned live score by Matthew Nolan (Ireland), with Erik Friedlander (U.S.A), Seán Mac Erlaine (Ireland) and Jan Bang (Norway).

11.10.18
WIKI | Bushwick Film Festival, Brooklyn
Screening of Veronika Andersson's film with music by This is How we Fly.

09.10.18
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Lincoln Center, New York Film Festival, NYC
Featuring new score by internationally renowned composers Matthew Nolan and Barry Adamson (Magazine, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), musician and composer Seán Mac Erlaine, songwriter and composer Adrian Crowley, and cellist Kevin Murphy.

05.10.18
Eat : Ith | Fumbally Stables, Dublin 2 | 7pm | Info
Cora Venus Lunny - viola, Seán Mac Erlaine - clarinet, Darragh O'Kelly - keyboard, Seán Carpio - percussion.

06.09.18 - 09.09.18
Creating Gods | ARVO PÄRT DAYS 2018, Tallinn, Estonia | 9pm | Info
A musical theatrical performance based on the texts of the iconic Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Paul Curley – actor, singer; Seán Mac Erlaine – clarinets, electronics; Mingo Rajandi – contrabass, composition; Ahto Abner – percussion, electronics.

28.07.18
This is How we Fly | Skryne Castle, Co. Meath | SOLD OUT
As part of their residency in Meath, This is How we Fly and Solstice welcome you to their introductory performance in the unique surrounds of historic Skyrne Castle.

25.07.18
This is How we Fly | Glatt und Verkehrt | Austria | SOLD OUT

11.06.18
Alas Awake | Blomsday Festival | James Joyce Centre, North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

26.05.18
Damo Suzuki | The Grand Social, Dublin | 8pm | €18 | Info

19.05.18
Music for Empty Ears | Union Chapel, London

29.04.18
This is How we Fly | TradFest Edinburgh, Scotland | 8pm | £15 | Tickets

07.04.18
Music For Empty Ears ALBUM LAUNCH | Triskel Christchurch, Cork | 8pm | €16/14 | Book Now!
New album with Norwegian trailblazers Eivind Aarset (guitars) and live sampling pioneer Jan Bang.

06.04.18
Music For Empty Ears ALBUM LAUNCH | Projects Arts Centre, Dublin | 7:30pm | €16/14 | Book Now!
New album with Norwegian trailblazers Eivind Aarset (guitars) and live sampling pioneer Jan Bang.

18.03.18
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Home, Manchester

15.03.18
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
Featuring new score by internationally renowned composers Matthew Nolan and Barry Adamson (Magazine, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), musician and composer Seán Mac Erlaine, songwriter and composer Adrian Crowley, and Kevin Murphy (cello) Slow Moving Clouds.