Welcome..here’s are some of my projects and highlights of a life in music so far:
RITHIM is my new World-Irish percussion ensemble, featuring fantastic percussionists from all over the world. We premiered in 2015 at Dublin’s Big Bang festival and Hotter than July festivals, and performed at Dingle’s 2016 Global Rhythm festival. I was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland in the group’s formation and was most recently commissioned to write a Percussion suite called “Waves” for the 2016 Global Rhythm Festival. We have continued performing and evolving throughout 2017 and 2018 – see RITHIM page for more.
Some fan footage of one of RITHIM’s Summer 2017 performances:
Solo performance on Balcony TV
My Balcony TV solo piece up above the city of Cork in Elizabeth fort, epic location with a fantastic sound. The challenge of an engaging solo piece is so much easier with ancient stone resonating and amplifying beautiful instruments.
Album “Enchantment” out now!
Treelan is myself on percussion, Maestro Martin Tourish on Piano Accordion and the awesome Niwel Tsumbu on guitar. We had a really busy 2016 releasing and promoting our album and touring Ireland and Northern Ireland thanks to an arts council touring award. See our dedicated Treelan page above for more info, music and info on buying the album.
Some other cool stuff:
TEDxCork “Music is Play”
My TED talk and performance “Music is Play”, with Tomas Gall on drums.
Treelan Contemporary music centre Concert
A special event! Listen here:
Abbey Theatre Solo performance
My response on solo djembe to the Abbey’s production of “The Risen People”:
Niwel Tsumbu and the Heartbeat on “The Works”