concerts

28.12.14
Brian Mooney | Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire | 8pm | SOLD OUT
Duo with Dublin songmaker, supporting Little Green Cars.


16.12.14
Solo | Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin 2 | 8pm
Solo for bass clarinet and live electronics.


07.12.14
Laureate for Irish Fiction event | Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin | 1-4pm
To celebrate the upcoming Laureate for Irish Fiction 2015–18, the Arts Council is hosting an event on Sunday 7 December at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar. This will be the first of many free, public events taking place between now and 2018 where the public will have an opportunity to engage with Irish fiction. The line up includes Clare Barrett, Adrian Crowley, Olwen Fouéré, Seán Mac Erlaine, Bronagh Gallagher, Owen Roe, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and a film by Pat Collins. Full information


27.11.14 POSTPONED/CANCELLED
Brian Mooney | Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin | 8pm | €20
Supporting English folk singer Sam Lee. Info


26.11.14
The Santa Rita Concerts: Seán Mac Erlaine | Little Museum of Dublin | 7pm | €15
LAUNCH CONCERT. Celebrating the new release A Slender Song, Seán will perform a special multi-channel live electronics and clarinets show. Booking Suggested!


09.11.14
Pulse Music / Ceol Cuisle | RTÉ Radio 1 | 8pm | listen online www.rte.ie/radio1
Radio homage to the late poet Michael Hartnett with singers Nell Ní Chróinín and Iarla O'Lionaird.


09.10.14
Brian Mooney | The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7 | 8pm | €10/8
“A sonic technique that oozes character and distinction, rhythms thumped out on toy drum sets, strums on borrowed banjo and music that thrums to, in the words of Mooney himself, “ The pulse of the static from the jack-to-jack” Our advice – Don’t let this one pass you by” The Irish Times


03.10.14 Opening (runs from Sep 26-Oct 11)
Our Few and Evil Days | Dublin Theatre Festival | Abbey Theatre | 7:30pm | €13-€45
The Abbey Theatre presents a new play from one of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary playwrights. This chilling yet deeply human story about the limits of devotion is written and directed by Mark O’Rowe (Howie the Rookie, Boy A, Intermission, Terminus). Music features Seán Mac Erlaine.


27.09.14
Bottlenote Festival
13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm shows | €12/10 prebook only | Details
Bottlenote 2014 artists include Eric Biondo (USA) – trumpet, beatboxing; Roy Carroll (GER) – computer and prepared speakers; Djackulate – turntables; Justin Carroll – keyboards; Shane Latimer – guitars, electronics and Seán Mac Erlaine – woodwinds, electronics. Prebook tickets here


26.09.14
Bottlenote Festival
13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm shows | €12/10 prebook only | Details
Bottlenote 2014 artists include Eric Biondo (USA) – trumpet, beatboxing; Dan Trueman (USA) - hardanger fiddle; Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – hardanger fiddle; Roy Carroll (GER) – computer and prepared speakers; Justin Carroll – keyboards; Shane Latimer – guitars, electronics and Seán Mac Erlaine – woodwinds, electronics. Prebook tickets here


19.09.14
Culture Night
Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin | 6:30-10pm | €FREE
Solo performance for clarinets, chalumeau, bawu + live electronics.


04.09.14
Ergodos Musicians: Songs
Kaleidoscope - Fifth Birthday Party | Sugar Club, Dublin | info


16.08.14
This is How we Fly
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland | Set Theatre | 9pm | €25 | info


31.07.14
This is How we Fly
De Bouche à Oreille, Parthenay, France


29.07.14
This is How we Fly
Stöde Musikvecka, Sweden


26.07.14
The Art of Song: David Bowie
National Concert Hall, Dublin 2 | 8pm | €25 | book
Some of Ireland’s most exciting artists come together to pay tribute to the great writers of modern music. This show sees Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special, Jape, Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh and more pay tribute to the Thin White Duke.


26.07.14
Summer Rising Festival
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 | 12pm | €FREE


03.07.14
Ergodos Musicians // Songs Album Launch
Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 | 8pm |€15
Ergodos Musicians celebrate the release of their new album, Songs, with an intimate acoustic performance in the beautiful Georgian interior of the Little Museum of Dublin. Michelle O’Rourke, voice; Kate Ellis, cello; Seán Mac Erlaine, alto saxophone, bass clarinet; Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, guitar.


23.05.14
Dublin Writers Festival
Boy's School, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8 | 8pm | €10/8
THE REVENGE OF MEMORY: THE MARINA TSVETAEVA PROJECT
Tsvetaeva’s poetry is noted for its passion and pulsing musical patterns. Tonight her poems will be read in English by Elaine Feinstein, one of the foremost translators of her work, and in Irish by Dairena Ní Chinnéide. They will be accompanied by Steve Cooney (guitar) and Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, electronics) and by stunning projections featuring archive photographs, art and film created by Margaret Lonergan. Curated by Liam Carson, IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival.


10.05.14
This is How we Fly
Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Co. Cork


09.05.14
This is How we Fly
Triskel Christchurch, Cork


08.05.14
This is How we Fly + Stephanie Coleman & Cleek Schrey
The Grand Social, Liffey Street, Dublin 1
8:30pm. Book Now


04.05.14
This is How we Fly
Drogheda Arts Festival
Droichead Arts Centre | 9pm | info


03.05.14
This is How we Fly
Bray Jazz Festival
Town Hall, Bray | 6.30pm | €10


27.04.14
World Premiere of Pauline Oliveros' The Mystery Beyond Matter
by Quiet Music Ensemble
Live broadcast, Nova, Lyric FM, 8pm
with studio audience (free). Book here


24.04.14
Duo with Dylan Tighe
New Theatre, Dublin


12.04.14
This is How we Fly
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France


11.04.14
This is How we Fly
Eurofonik Festival, Nantes, France


17.03.14
Iarla Ó Lionáird, Seán Mac Erlaine & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
The Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle | 5pm & 7pm | FREE
Presented by Saint Patricks Festival, three of the country’s top solo performers will take their turn filling the vaulted ceilings of this beautiful, intimate space with their music and song. Featuring Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinet) & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger d’amore fiddle), expect spacious, magical sounds that will bring your mind on a journey of unexpected beauty. An oasis of calm, this is a chance to relax and disappear into some of the most beautiful music imaginable.


06.03.14
Double Bill: Dylan Tighe / Seán Millar
Bewleys Cafe Theatre | Grafton St | Dublin | 8:30pm


21.02.14
Quiet Music Ensemble
University College Cork | Aula Maxima | 1:15pm | FREE
The programme will include the world premiere of the icy, shimmering stillness of 'Qui(nt)et' by British composer Chris Fox; George Brecht's gentle yet provocative Fluxus piece 'Drip Music'; the diaphanous sounds of QME's distinctive free improvisation; and the world premiere of John Godfrey's study in coloured environmental sound, 'Hand Tinted Soundscape', which uses mesmerising field recordings made in the rice paddies of Lao.


20.02.14 - 01.03.14
CARE
Project Arts Centre, Dublin | 8:15pm
A show about the people who add life to days, if not days to life. WillFredd Theatre have teamed up with staff in St Francis Hospice, Raheny to bring you CARE, a show which questions what Hospice is. Fusing movement, live music and text, every word, sound and image in CARE is drawn from daily Hospice life.


13.02.14
Official Album Launch - Record by Dylan Tighe
The Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 | 8pm | €10 | book
The concert will feature Dylan Tighe on vocals and guitars alongside musicians also featured on the album including Seán Mac Erlaine on bass clarinet & saxophone, Conor Murray on drums with Donal Mac Erlaine on saw & trumpet.
With support from Hilary Woods (ex JJ72).


26.01.14
Solo Set @ Listen At Lilliput
Lilliput Press, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 | 7:30pm | €10/8 BYOB | info
Second birthday bash for this listening evening surrounded by fine books.
Everything Shook: synths, drums, food blender ...and dancing
Sean Mac Erlaine: improvised woodwinds & electronics
Sallay: songs with accompaniment on electric guitar & keyboard


24.01.14
Deep End Of The Ford
Temple Bar Tradfest, St. Michan's Church, Dublin 7 | 8pm | info
Lorcán Mac Mathúna (vocals), Raphael De Cock (vocals, various instruments), Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet, live electronics), Martin Tourish (accordian), Eoghan Neff (fiddle).

A specially commissioned composition by Deep End of the Ford. The Temple Bar TradFest, will host the world premiere of a specially commissioned cycle of songs which span a millennium and contain eye witness accounts of Dublin from 1014 and 2014 commemorating the Battle of Clontarf.


04.01.14
Ergodos Musicians #SONGS recording session
Studio Boehne, Berlin
Michelle O'Rourke - voice
Kate Ellis - cello
Seán Mac Erlaine - alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly - guitar