Chris Comhaill in concert (DLR Musician-in-Residence)
Chris will present a repertoire developed during his residency at dlr LexIcon, featuring new compositions and arrangements and with a focus on introducing digital technology and modern convention to his ancient Celtic melodies.
He will be joined by special guest and collaborator Otso Kasperi Mielonen for the performance. Otso is a bassist and composer based in Copenhagen, whose work revolves around creating meetings between new and old. The duo recently performed a series of concerts together in Denmark which showcased selected arrangements from Chris’ Dúchas project
Chris' virtuosic performances have received critical acclaim and have seen him travel the world with his guitar. Most recently, he was invited to perform at The Irish Embassy in Tanzania, The Irish Cultural Centre London and The Florence Academy of Art Italy.
"To say we were mesmerised by the intricacies of Chris’ finger picking would not be enough. He is outstanding!" - Jim Kirby, Director of Irish Heritage London
"Haunting captivating and completely mesmerising." - Eileen Carey, Events Director St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
"An exciting, fresh endeavour to create something new; a blend of improvisation, folk, world and contemporary." - The Irish Times
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Musicians-in-Residence scheme
Now in its 9th year, the scheme provides musicians with space and time to create new work, develop their skills, collaborate with others and showcase their music. This year’s residencies will run from April to October and will provide each artist with funding, a dedicated space to work in and mentoring to support their career development.
This year’s scheme provides two residencies for established musicians - violinist Lidia Jewloszewicz-Clarke and singer Simon Morgan - and an additional residency to support the work of an emerging musician, guitarist Chris Comhaill.
The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Musicians-in-Residence Scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and is managed by Music Network.