Thursday 14 March 2013, 1:10 pm - St. Vincent's Church, SundaysWell
The UCC Chamber Orchestra, playing a lively programme for strings by Mozart and Holst
The UCC Chamber Orchestra had its very successful inaugural concert in March 2012. The members are string players drawn mainly from students, staff and graduates of UCC. It is conducted by cellist Sharon Nye, who tutors chamber music in the UCC Music Department, and is a lecturer and teacher in the CIT Cork School of Music.
Thursday's performance marks the second concert by this dynamic, enthusiastic ensemble.
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Friday 26 October 2012, 1:10 pm - Granary Theatre, UCC
UCC lecturer, performer, and composer, Paul O Donnell, gets the FUAIM audience into the swing for the jazz weekend with the launch of his exciting new group, POD. Featuring an international line-up of some of the most highly respected musicians working in Ireland today, POD performs a concert of Paul’s new compositions in the intimate surroundings of the Granary Theatre.
Well known as the primary creative force behind the emergence of jazz and popular music studies at UCC over the last two decades, Paul O Donnell is an experienced and highly respected performer and improviser in the jazz idiom. He is a regular performer at music festivals at home and abroad, and he has worked with many leading jazz musicians, including Alan Skidmore, Grant Stewart, Jon Faddis, Bobby Watson and Kenny Davern.
In recent years, Paul has developed an original compositional style that fuses elements of popular music, jazz, world music and Irish music to create fresh musical textures and grooves. Join Paul at the Granary to hear his innovative music performed for the first time by this exciting new Irish band.
Paul O Donnell - piano
Oleg Ponomarev - violin
Niwel Tsumbu - guitar
Eamonn Cagney - percussion
Peter Erdei - bass
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Wednesday 10 October 2012, 1:00 pm - Seomra Caidreamh, UCC
These concerts showcase some of the finest musicians who live or work in the greater Munster area. Musicians who have played at these concerts over the past few years include Johnny Neville, Christy Leahy, Bobby Gardiner, Mel Mercier, Connie O'Connell, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Damien Mullane, James Duggan, Caoimhín O'Fearghail, Karl Nesbitt, Liam Flanagan, Geraldine O'Callaghan, John Carroll, Holly Geraghty, Jonathan Roche and Matt Griffin to name but a few.
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Thursday 27 September 2012, 8:00 pm - Ó Riada Hall, Music Building, UCC
A performance based on Traditional Irish Dance, featuring live dance, music and audio-visual materials. As a pivotal exponent of the artform, Peggy McTeggart was one of the great dance masters, with a career that spanned almost three quarters of a century. In this short performance, Margaret will be performing Peggy’s ‘steps’ and invoking her memory in sound and vision.
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Thursday 27 September 2012, 8:45 pm - Ó Riada Hall, Music Building, UCC
MA in Ethnomusicology
A performance of traditional Irish music and dance newly composed and choreographed by Caitlín Nic Gabhann. The compositions have been arranged for concertina, guitar, two fiddles and dance beats. Each dance has been choreographed to compliment the individual tune. Featuring Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Caoimhín Ó Fearghaill, Aoife Granville and Michelle Foy.
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Friday 21 September 2012, 6:00 pm - Ó Riada Hall, Music Building, UCC
FUAIM: Music and Community presents the ‘LifeSounds Ensemble’. The ‘LifeSounds Ensemble’ has emerged from the FUAIM: LifeSounds initiative – a collaborative arts project that was funded by the ‘Arts and Participation Project Award’ from the Arts Council.
Facilitated by FUAIM: Music and Community coordinator Gráinne McHale, this ensemble involves older adults from Ard na Rí day centre, UCC School of Music and Theatre students, local youth rappers from Cork City as well as Cork based musicians (Carolyn Goodwin, David Duffy and Cormac McCarthy) and artists Danny McCarthy, Garry McCarthy (GMC),Harry Moore, Eva McMullen, Margaret O’Sullivan and Inma Moya Pavon. Together they will share creative work that has evolved from weekly collaborative workshops in Ard na Rí day centre, Farranree, Cork. Underpinning this project are themes of collaboration, celebration of diversity and respect.
The online and offline collaboration with artist Molly Sturges of LittleGlobe, New Mexico has been an exciting dimension of FUAIM: LifeSounds from both a historical and creative perspective. Molly was the artistic director of the inspirational MOMENT project as part of the Culture and Health Strand of Cork 2005 – produced by Mel Mercier and Margaret O’Sullivan. FUAIM: LifeSounds has emerged from the momentum of such past experiences and is aiming to create new and meaningful experiences that will inspire and further build capacity for collaborative arts practices to flourish in Cork City.
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Monday 12 December 2011, 1:10 pm - Devere Hall, UCC
In aid of Irish Guide Dogs
UCC Choir and Guests
Conductor - Eva McMullan
Accompanist - Rhoda Dullea
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Wednesday 30 November 2011, 1:00 pm - Seomra Caidreamh, UCC
Tradsoc @ An Seomra Caidreamh presents Ger Wolfe
Over the years Cork-born singer-songwriter Ger Wolfe has worked hard at establishing his reputation as one of our finest songwriters with the albums-“Word and Rhyme” (1998), “Ragged Ground” (2000), “Heaven Paints her Holy Mantle Blue” (2002), “The Velvet Earth” (2006),”No Bird Sang”(2009) and most recently “Fréamh:Root ”(2011). This, while also touring extensively in Ireland as both a solo artist and with his band ‘The New Skylarks’. He has appeared on many radio and TV shows over the years including RTE’s series ‘Other Voices’. His songs are widely admired and have been covered by the likes of Karan Casey, Danú, North Cregg and Sharon Shannon. His much loved ode to childhood, ‘The Curra Road’, has been hailed as a ‘folk classic’ while his ‘The Lark of Mayfield’ has been creeping into many a subconscious through John Spillane’s use of some of the lines from Ger’s emigration ballad in the song ‘Magic nights at the Lobby bar’.
Ger has spent most of 2011 touring to promote “Fréamh:Root” , his first bi-lingual album. As a songwriter he was in 2009 employed as artist-in-residence in the Múscraí Gaeltacht near Macroom in North West Cork with a project called “O Bhéal guth béal”. Over the months of spring Ger met with the older members of the community and composed new songs and tunes based on their experiences and life-stories. Some of this new body of work is presented on this latest release where Ger is ably accompanied by a quartet of musicians –Richard Lucey (button accordion), Edel Sullivan (violin), Paul Frost (double bass) and Kevin Murphy (cello). The initial release of the album was followed by a nationwide tour which encompassed 14 venues and almost as many counties between April and May of this year. The tour was supported by Music Network.
He is now working on his seventh C.D. release provisionally entitled ‘The New October Daughter’ which sees Ger happily continuing on his path as a troubadour in the truest sense of the word.
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Wednesday 23 November 2011, 1:10 pm - Seomra Caidreamh, UCC
Seven times All-Ireland Champion, Robert Harvey B.A. B.Mus.Ed M. Mus T.T.C.T is a flautist from Mountrath in Co. Laois. He began to learn the flute at an early age and has since gone on to study music in Trinity College Dublin and DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where he graduated with first class honours and was presented with the Award for Academic Excellence in 2010. He has studied with such renowned flute players as John Brady, Attracta Brady, Peter Browne and Tom Doorley and has managed to cultivate his own unique sound bringing a sense of fun and an imaginative quality to the music.
He has performed, recorded, and toured internationally with such artists as Moya Brennan, Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Tom Doorley, Tony Byrne, Odhrán O Casaide, John Feeley, and the Savannah Philharmonic in internationally renowned venues such as the National Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, and the Trustees Theatre, as well as performing at numerous state and presidential events in Áras an Uachtarain and Dublin Castle.
Robert is one of the musicians who features on the accompanying CD for Junior Certificate music book, ‘Bravo!’. Robert was selected by Donal Lunny as flute player for the band Ciorras during the filming of the TG4 television series Lorg Lunny.
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Saturday 15 October 2011, 11:00 am - Ó Riada Hall, Music Building, UCC
This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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Friday 23 September 2011, 8:00 pm - Ó Riada Hall, Music Building, UCC
Lisa Canny, from Co. Mayo, began playing the banjo at the young age of five, and at the age of ten she started playing harp. Throughout the years, Lisa has won seven All-Irelands titles with both instruments, including the senior harp title in 2008. She has travelled extensively, touring the world with groups/shows including Celtic Crossroads, Fuaim Chonamara, and Rhythms of Ireland, both as a musician and singer. After completing the B.A. Irish Music and Dance last year in UL, Lisa came to Cork to study a Masters in Ethnomusicology. For her Masters thesis, she has chosen to do a project on contemporary composition in Irish traditional Music. As part of the project, she has composed an array of original tunes and songs in the traditional style, which she will perform live, alongside some of the best musicians in the country. The performance will take place on Friday 23rd Sept. in the Ó Riada Hall, commencing at 8.00 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
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Monday 22 August 2011, 1:00 pm - Ó Riada Hall, Music Building, UCC
The Mescher Bones Tradition
Jerry Mescher is a corn farmer from Iowa and a wonderful exponent of the American two-handed style of rhythm bones playing. He was taught farming and bones playing by his father, Albert, a second-generation German-American farmer. When he was a boy, Albert was inspired to teach himself to play when he saw a musician playing the instrument at a local county fair in the 1920s. For years afterwards, Albert practiced by sitting at the old family player-piano in the parlour, pumping ragtime music out of the piano roll with his feet while his hands worked out the rhythms on the bones.
His son, Jerry, began playing the bones when he was ten years old. By the time Jerry left school, father and son were regularly playing music together in the parlour, and raising corn and hogs together on the 160-acre family farmer. Playing along to ragtime and other early 20th century American popular musics in the parlour, they developed a unique unison duet style of bones playing. In the years after Albert died, Jerry began to teach his sister how to play the bones. Today, Jerry and Bernie recreate the duets that Jerry played with his father and continue the Mescher Tradition.
In a short concert-presentation, Jerry will introduce the Mescher Bones tradition, play some of his favourite numbers and talk about his life and music.
Jerry will be introduced by Mel Mercier, whose dissertation The Mescher Bones Tradition: Syncopations on the American Landscape is a study of the development, transmission and performance of the Mescher style.
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Tuesday 17 May 2011, 9:09 am - TBA
This years major performance recitals take place 16-19 May at the Ó Riada Hall, Music Department and Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street. Please come out and show your support for these students. Admission to all recitals is free.
Tara Breen - Monday 16 May, Ó Riada Hall 2:30PM
Áine Mahony - Monday 16 May, Ó Riada Hall 3:30PM
James Herlihy - Monday 16 May, Ó Riada Hall 4:30PM
'Till I Hear You Sing ("Love Never Dies")
Bui Doi ("Miss Saigon")
One Day More ("Les Miserables")
One Song Glory ("Rent")
Hayleigh Clement-Doyle - Monday 16 May, Ó Riada Hall 5:30PM
Maria Falsey - Tuesday 17 May, Ó Riada Hall 2:15PM
A recital showcasing stylistic variety on the piano.
Maria performs a diverse repertoire of alternative pop-rock, blues-rock, classical and ragtime.
Patrick O' Donnell (guitar)
Paul Dowling (bass)
Tom Woodlock (drums)
Anna Mitchell, Niamh O' Sullivan, Aine O' Sullivan (vocals)
Sinead Ryan (keyboard)
Rhoda Dullea (piano)
Maria Falsey (piano)
Dan Walshe - Tuesday 17 May, Ó Riada Hall 3:45PM
Brendan McGarry - Wednesday 18 May, Cyprus Avenue 1:45PM
Maria Griffin - Wednesday 18 May, Cyprus Avenue 3:15PM
I chose this topic-Thoroughly Modern Musicals
- for my end of year performance as I have always had a love for and interest in musical theatre. From a young age I have performed in numerous musicals in which I portrayed many leading roles. Over the past few years the world of musical theatre has been presented with an array of new musical ideas through modern shows. Composers such as Jason Robert Brown and Jonathon Larson have composed fresh, exciting and vibrant scores combined with engaging stories. Also Broadway and the West End have seen a surge in the popularity in musicals based on the works of successful groups such as ABBA and The Four Seasons. My reasoning behind choosing these new modern works as my chosen topic owes to the fact that these modern shows need to be heard by a wider audience. We are all aware of the work by dynamic duo Andrew-Llloyd Webber and Tim Rice as well as the classic compositions of Rogers and Hammerstein but I believe nowadays new musicals arenʼt getting the exposure they deserve. In carrying out my performance I hope to expand the musical minds of the audience and while simultaneously enriching their knowledge of the world of musical theatre.
Enda Buckley - Wednesday 18 May, Cyprus Avenue 5:00PM
Shane Healy - Wednesday 18 May, Cyprus Avenue 6:15PM
TRIBUTE SHOW - A BRIEF HISTORY
A musical chronicling of some of the highlights of Michael Jackson's career
Off the Wall:
Dont Stop til You Get Enough
Rock With You
Black Or White
Anna Mitchell - Wednesday 18 May, Cyprus Avenue 7:30PM
Songs by inspiring female artists
Anna presents a compilation of soul, blues, pop, and rockabilly. These styles of music and these artists have greatly influenced Anna and aided in the creation of her as an artist in her own right.
Aidan Smith - Thursday 19 May, Ó Riada Hall 12:00PM
Robert McDonnell - Thursday 19 May, Cyprus Avenue 2:45PM
Alan McCormack - Thursday 19 May, Cyprus Avenue 4:00PM
“I'll play it first and tell you what it is later.”
- Miles Davis.
My recital will feature some classic numbers from the likes of Stevie Wonder, the Doobie Brothers, The Commitments and Curtis Mayfield. The driving rhythm section of my band will be complemented by a powerful 5-piece brass section, smooth vocals and some very tasteful percussion lines.
Pat O’ Donnell - Thursday 19 May, Cyprus Avenue 6:00PM
"Say you are a wanderer, searching for truth,
Exploring the familiar and foreign lands of this art,
Each sound heard is but a reflection of the journey,
With each mirrored image capturing moments of light, darkness,
weakness, warmth, enchantment.
Here on this path lay pebbles,
when brushed together they create sparks of inspiration....
of early morning elation, the trading of bodies, the hail storm of thought.
....the silhouette drawings of moments"
Bill Keane - Thursday 19 May, Cyprus Avenue 7:15PM
Gillian Fenton-Leogue - Thursday 19 May, Cyprus Avenue 8:30PM
We hope to end the music year with a bang with a variety of catchy tasty material inspired by some of the greatest female artists of our time as well as a throw back to the 1960s with two of the queens of soul!! come along and bring your dancing shoes and enjoy for the party that will follow.
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Thursday 24 March 2011, 6:00 pm - Honan Chapel, UCC
Soprano Róisín O’Grady returns to her alma mater to sing Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo with the UCC Choir in the ideal setting of the Honan Chapel. Róisín studied music at University College Cork and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. She has performed with choral ensembles and orchestras throughout Ireland and Scotland, including the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Irish Baroque Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Cecilia. She is a member of the early music duo Tonos, and she performs regularly with harpsichordist Malcolm Proud.
6 pm, Honan Chapel, UCC
FREE EVENING CONCERT
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Wednesday 16 March 2011, 7:00 pm - Ó Riada Hall, Music Building, UCC
The School of Music and Theatre, UCC, is delighted to announce the second annual Fleischmann Composition Prize.
The prize, launched in 2010 during the Aloys Fleischmann Centenary celebrations, is a significant new landmark in the School of Music and Theatre's ongoing commitment to studies in music composition. The competition is open to any student studying music at UCC.
Shortlisted works will be publically performed on Wednesday 16 March at 7 pm, in the Ó Riada Hall of the Music Building. The prize-winner will be announced at this performance.
The performers will be Kate Ellis, ‘cello, and Andrew Zolinsky, piano. They are both outstanding musicians with international profiles and extremely extensive experience of playing a very broad range of music.
Open to all; admission free
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