A Night By The Ocean
Night By The Ocean is the launch of new music by composer and pianist Simon Quigley who collaborates with special guests and some of Ireland’s most creative musicians; singer-songwriter Martin McCann, soprano Clare Kavanagh (English National Opera), singer-songwriter Fiach Moriarty, singer-songwriter Briana Corrigan (Beautiful South), this special night also prominently features music from Quigley’s hand-picked string quartet and runs for one night only at the National Concert Hall, John Field Room on Tuesday 19th April at 8pm.
This perfect French paradox in new Irish music crosses classical with electronica, opera and pop, all in a magnificent symbiosis - Simon’s repertoire includes songs that have passionate storylines pertaining to powerful relationships, events and social justice - all relating to the ocean.
The night hosts a visual treat too that will include the first screening of the short film 41° 46’ North directed by Kilian Waters. The film that will get inquisitive minds working about migration and anti -austerity issues and is about the making of one of Quigley’s songs, Ryan v The White Star Line - a pop opera hybrid composition that portrays a court case based on the loss of a life on the Titanic, and the impact of that case on our laws today.
Human Tide, a single will be released at this launch featuring Human Frailty, which is about the response to the current humanitarian crisis in Europe, and Ryan v The White Star Line a companion piece about Irish migrants and how differently that is perceived:
‘I am really excited to present my music with such a great group of musicians in a brilliant venue, it’s a joy to hear live performances of what has been in my head for years.’ – Simon Quigley
National Concert Hall – John Field Room, Dublin
Tuesday 19 April | 8.00pm | €15
Box Office – Tel: 01 417 0000 / www.nch.ie
Published on 7 March 2016