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Compositions by Conal Ryan and Irene Buckley to feature in ‘Free State 7’

Every year, Ireland’s most renowned New Music group, the Crash Ensemble, presents a concert of works by young Irish composers. ‘Free State 7’, the next concert in the series, will include works by UCC students Conal Ryan and Irene Buckley, selected by curator Andrew Hamilton from more than a hundred submissions. Irene is a composer of concert, film and theatre music as well as an established Electronica artist, and has developed an international profile of performances in Ireland, the USA and throughout Europe; she is completing a doctorate in composition. Conal completed an MA in Composition at UCC last year, with an unprecedentedly high first class award, and has just commenced a PhD in Composition. He is a joint winner of last year’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition, and has been frequently performed in Ireland. Both are under the supervision of John Godfrey. The concert takes place on April 5th in the National Concert Hall, and will be broadcast by RTÉ lyric fm. For more information, please visit,

Posted by John Hough on 03/06 at 06:06 PM in School News