concerts

14.12.13
Deep End Of The Ford
The Glassworks, Great James Street, Derry | 8pm | £10 | info
Lorcán Mac Mathúna (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet, live electronics),
Martin Tourish (accordian), Eoghan Neff (fiddle). A special evening of music in one of Derry's most beautiful spaces. We return to the City of Culture 2013 to perform “From Derry to the Sea.”


07.12.13
Hayden Chisholm: Love In Numbers
Unitarian Church, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2 | 8pm | €10
Hayden Chisholm, Sam Comerford, Carolyn Goodwin and Seán Mac Erlaine - alto saxophones. Performing works by outstanding New Zealand saxophone stylist Chisholm.


30.11.13
Ergodos Musicians play SONGS
Unitarian Church, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2 | 8pm | Info.
Michelle O'Rourke - voice
Kate Ellis - cello
Seán Mac Erlaine - reeds
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly - guitar


24.11.13
Quiet Music Ensemble
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK | 5pm | Info.
Seán Mac Erlaine clarinet, whistle, voice
Roddy O’Keeffe trombone, voice
Ilse De Ziah cello ,voice
Dan Bodwell bass, voice
John Godfrey electric guitar, voice


18.10.13
The Poet and The Liberator
Imram Festival, Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square | 8:30pm | €10.
New trio project lead by vocalist Lorcán Mac Mathúna with fiddler Daire Bracken contemplates the words and life of Tomás Rua Ó Suilleabháin. As a social
commentator, Tomás Rua wrote about the repeal movement, emancipation, his neighbour Daniel O’Connell, faction fights, weddings, and yellow meal. His words bring history alive; this extraordinary concert will bring his world alive.


14.10.13
Whereof You Cannot Speak: The Wittgenstein Project
Imram Festival, Goethe Institut, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 | 8:30pm | €10
Alan Titley will read from his story ‘Wittgenstein i gConamara’; whilst Gerry Murphy will read a selection of poems in English about Wittgenstein, including work by Deirdre Brennan, Richard Murphy , Derek Mahon , Joe Woods , Gerry Murphy and Gerard Fanning . These will interplay with quotes from Wittgenstein in the original German, read by Heinz Lechleiter. Featuring screen projections by Margaret Lonergan and new music composed by Seán Mac Erlaine, this is a magical celebration of the most poetic and beguiling philosopher of modern times. www.imram.ie


11.10.13
Duo with Donal Dineen
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow | 8pm | €12/10
Live visuals / improvised music show with one of Ireland's great maverick men: Donal Dineen. We play in the gallery upstairs. Book Now!


28.09.13
Bottlenote Festival 2013
The Walls Have Ears | 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | 7:30 & 10pm
Site-specific event making the most of a stunningly dilapidated, and abandoned, Georgian residence, the audience will be led from room to room throughout the house to experience quiet improvisations, explosive sets and moments of magic. This is a strictly limited capacity event and will run for two shows. **SOLD OUT**


27.09.13
This is How we Fly
ALBUM LAUNCH, Bottlenote Festival, Button Factory, Dublin | €15 (free CD) | 7:30pm | Book Now.


26.09.13
This is How we Fly
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Lo. Louth | 8.30pm | €16/14 | Book Now


25.09.13
This is How we Fly
Riverbank, Newbridge, Kildare | 8pm | €15 | Book Now
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – fiddle, hardanger fiddle.
Seán Mac Erlaine – clarinets, electronics.
Nic Gareiss – percussive dance.
Petter Berndalen – drums, percussion.


11.08.13
The Deep End of The Ford
Derry City of Culture 2013
Lorcán Mac Mathúna (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet, live electronics),
Martin Tourish (accordian), Eoghan Neff (fiddle).


09.08.13
The Poet and The Liberator
Kildare Catherdral
New trio project lead by vocalist Lorcán Mac Mathúna with fiddler Daire Bracken


02.08.13
Seán Mac Erlaine + Donal Dineen
Skibbereen Arts Festival
GAA Pavilion | 8.30pm | €15 | Info and booking


20.06.13
Seán Mac Erlaine + Donal Dineen
St. Patrick's Church, Hill of Tara, Meath
Special solstice performance with radio broadcaster, DJ and experimental film-maker Donal Dineen. Music for woodwinds, live electronics and live visuals. Including interactive post show discussion (that is to say, talking).


15.06.13
Seán Mac Erlaine solo acoustic
Martello Tower, Sutton, Dublin | 2pm | €10
Presented by Young Hearts Run Free.
Bill includes Adrian Crowley, Tieranniesaur, Mike Stevens.


22.05.13
The Thief of Fire: A celebration of Arthur Rimbaud
Dublin Writers Festival | Sugar Club, Dublin | €10/8 | 8.30pm | info
The Thief of Fire celebrates Rimbaud’s Illuminations. Ciaran Carson has just published his stunning new English versions, In the Light Of, published by Gallery Press. Liam Ó Muirthile will read newly commissioned Irish versions. The reading will feature on-screen projections by Margaret Lonergan, and commissioned live music by Seán Mac Erlaine.


20.05.13 - 26.05.13
No Worst There is None
Dublin Writers Festival | Newman House, Dublin | SOLD OUT | 10.30am | info
A unique listening experience for one in the bedroom where the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins lived in Newman House Dublin in the 1880’s. Directed by Dylan Tighe and composed by Seán Mac Erlaine. This unique work was originally recorded and broadcast by RTÉ radio drama and was based on The Stomach Box’s 2009 theatre production, winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production and nominated for Best Director and Best Sound.


06.05.13 - 12.05.13
Pilgrimage Project
Residency | Sligo
Working with artists, musicians, film-makers and magic weavers Róisín Coyle, Kate Ellis, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Noeline Kavanagh, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Myles O’Reilly, Andri Snaer Magnason, Linda Buckley, Mikhail Karakis, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Donal Dineen. Curated by Kathy Scott and Aoife Flynn, this is the Pilgrimage Project.


04.05.13
Seán Mac Erlaine + Petter Berndalen Duo
Phizzfest, All Saints Church, Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7 | 8pm | €10
Irish improvisor Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, live electronics) and Swedish master percussionist Petter Berndalen share an incomparable rhythmic deftness as well as an unrivalled capacity for conjuring tonal colours and shapes. With special guest percussive dancer Nic Gareiss. Booking here.


03.05.13
This is How we Fly
St. James's Church, Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry | 7pm | €15


02.05.13
This is How we Fly
Christ Church Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Waterford City | 7.30pm | €15/10


01.05.13
This is How we Fly
Siamsa Tíre, Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry | 8pm | €16/13


30.04.13
This is How we Fly
The Fumbally, Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8 | 7pm | SOLD OUT
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – fiddle, hardanger fiddle.
Seán Mac Erlaine – clarinets, electronics.
Nic Gareiss – percussive dance.
Petter Berndalen – drums, percussion.


19.04.13
Trio with Lorcán Mac Mathúna (vocals) & Emily Paperdoll (ariel dance)
5 Lamps Festival, D-Light Studios, Dublin 1 | 7.30 | €15
Aerial performance company PaperDolls present a night of music and aerial performance. More info


13.04.13
Lacey/Prior/Smyth + Seán Mac Erlaine Solo
Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin | 8.30 | €8
A night of free improvisation by four of Ireland's leading improvisors. Although Lacey, Prior and Smyth have all played with each other previously this is their first time playing as a trio. Seán Mac Erlaine will be playing a solo set of clarinets and live electronics. More info


11.04.13
Seán Mac Erlaine + Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Duo
Let The Music Do The Talking
Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2 | 8pm | €10 | Info
Curated by Dylan Tighe as part of IETM Dublin 2013.
Celebrating the contribution of musicians to the performing arts in Ireland. All of these musicians engage professionally with the performing arts and in doing so have found a catalyst for experimental collaboration. The result? A generation of musicians who have invigorated both the performance and music scenes, and have had a defining impact on contemporary Irish theatre and dance practice.
With Seán Mac Erlaine & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Seán Millar, Trevor Knight and The Devil's Spine Band, Tom Lane & Bryan O'Connell, Dylan Tighe and Francesco Turrisi.


23.03.13
Seán Mac Erlaine + Donal Dineen
Nun's Island Theatre, Galway
New duo project with radio broadcaster, DJ and experimental film-maker Donal Dineen. Music for woodwinds, live electronics and live visuals. Including interactive post show discussion (that is to say, talking).



22.03.13

Seán Mac Erlaine + Donal Dineen
The Model, Sligo
New duo project with radio broadcaster, DJ and experimental film-maker Donal Dineen. Music for woodwinds, live electronics and live visuals. Including interactive post show discussion (that is to say, talking).


17.03.13
Seán Mac Erlaine + Donal Dineen
The Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2 | 6pm | info | SOLD OUT
Donal Dineen presents a night time journey through Dublin's streets with pictures, words and live music from Sean Mac Erlaine.
"The city in daytime belongs to everyone but the further into the night you go the more it becomes your own. Street feelings are more vivid in the small hours somehow. The players have left the stage but the scenery is still standing and in many ways it's the best time to observe and appreciate all of that. Under the night lights."


06.03.13
StAnza Poetry Festival 2013
MBSB, North Haugh Theatre, St. Andrews, Scotland | 8pm | £8/6 | Info
The RiverRun Project is a sonic, visual and literary voyage through the city of Dublin. Poets Colm Keegan, Biddy Jenkinson, Máighréad Medbh and Gabriel Rosenstock read new work in English and Irish, evoking Dublin past and present, from Viking Dublin to the surreal landscapes of post Celtic Tiger Dublin. The reading features music by Seán Mac Erlaine, and on-screen images by Margaret Lonergan.


28.02.13

Fallow Records - Be Honest & JG/BC Release. With guest Seán Mac Erlaine
The Joinery, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 | €10 with free cassette | 8pm
Be Honest and JG/BC (Jamie Grimes & Brian Coniffe) will be performing, with experimental woodwind master Sean Mac Erlaine kindly joining us for the evening
visit http://fallowfield.limitedrun.com


23.02.13
This is How we Fly
Umefolk Music Festival | Umeå, Sweden | Book now!
This is How we Fly approach their material flexibly as improvisers creating exhilarating live performances ranging from near silent renditions of Scandinavian fiddle tunes, to freely improvised tone poems with electronics to foot-stomping new compositions.


22.02.13
This is How we Fly
Gimle, Denmark
Info


20.02.13
This is How we Fly
Portalen, Denmark
8pm | 125 kr. Book tickets
Danish Tour funded in part by Culture Ireland.


19.02.13
This is How we Fly
Baltoppen, Denmark
7.30pm | kr. 140/130 Book here
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – fiddle, hardanger fiddle.
Seán Mac Erlaine – clarinets, electronics.
Nic Gareiss – percussive dance.
Petter Berndalen – drums, percussion.


09.02.13
Hayden Chisholm: Love in Numbers
St. Audoen's Church, Cornmarket, Dublin 8 | 7.30pm | €10
Presented by Bottlenote
Saxophonist Hayden Chisholm is today considered one Europe’s most distinctive and innovative voices on the saxophone, Irish premier of two pieces by Chisholm.
Set I: Seán Mac Erlaine - Solo set for clarinet and live electronics.
Set II: Hayden Chisholm - ‘The Well-Tempered Sruti Box’ for saxophone & sruti box.
Set III: Love in Numbers - New work by Chisholm for 4 alto saxophones (with Hayden Chisholm, Sam Comerford, Carolyn Goodwin and Seán Mac Erlaine).