BrassFest @ New Music Dublin 2022

BrassFest @ New Music Dublin 2022

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 11.30am

Date: Saturday 30th April 2022
Time: 11.30am
Venue: Dublin Castle Main Courtyard
Tickets €FREE

Clonakilty Brass Band (Conductor Ger Condon)
City of Waterford Brass (Conductor Julie Quinlan)
Roughan Silver Band (Conductor Stephen Crooks)
1st Old Boys Brass Band (Conductor Stephen Cairns)
Drogheda Brass Band (Conductor John Carpenter)
Boherbuoy Brass Ensemble (Conductor Andrew Jordon)

​​William Chester Turas Laoich [World Premiere]
Conor Cuffe Mr. Mulligan [World Premiere]
Sigrid Anita Haugen Suckin’ Diesel [World Premiere]
Jack Mahony Turn Back [World Premiere]
Anselm McDonnell Rasp [World Premiere]
Aran O'Grady The Golden Stone [World Premiere]

Last year, during lockdown, six emerging composers were tasked with writing short sketches for brass quintet during the online version of NMD in 2021, all of which were premiered by the RIAM Faculty Brass Quintet. On the back of this, all six composers were paired with a brass band each (from somewhere on the island of Ireland!) and asked to work with them to extend and complete these sketches, ready for performance at NMD 2022. Today is performance day - and all the bands are coming to Dublin!

​Here we have six wonderful world premieres, created with the six brass bands, followed by a performance of a new work for massed brass ensemble led by The Wallace Collection brass quintet from Scotland.

The Wallace Collection will be leading the massed ensemble and have been working remotely with the bands online during the last year. Andrew Duncan mentored the 6 composers for their pieces.

Presented in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music

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