Pipeworks Festival 2021 Anne Marie O’Farrell, Martin Johnson and David Leigh

Pipeworks Festival 2021 Anne Marie O’Farrell, Martin Johnson and David Leigh

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 8.30pm

“Ave” Anne Marie O’Farrell Martin Johnson and David Leigh 8:30 pm
“Ave” : a short late night concert featuring a newly commissioned work from composer Anne Marie O’Farrell for harp, organ and ‘cello, and dance accompanied by organ improvisation. This rare fusion of musical forms promises to be an atmospheric and innovative event.

Organ: David Leigh | Harp: Anne Marie O'Farrell | Cello: Martin Johnson
Dance Artist: Justine Cooper
Tickets €12 / €8 concessions | 2 performances October 16th at St Patrick's Cathedral 6:30pm & 8:30pm €20/€15
Please note that we cannot take card payments at the door.
Covid certificates and masks required for entry. There will be capacity limits and social distancing in line with government health and safety guidelines.

Anne Marie O’Farrell
Composer Dr Anne-Marie O’Farrell has a substantial output of commissioned work for orchestra, choir, soloists, chamber groups and young performers to her name. Her works have been performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the University of Limerick Orchestra, the Co-Orchestra Dublin, the BBC Singers, Chamber Choir Ireland, the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet and numerous international solo artists. She is the winner of the BBC Baroque Remixed composition competition for her orchestral work, Rann Dó Trí. For three years she was Composer in Residence at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland in association with the Lime Tree Theatre. . She lectures in composition at the TU Dublin Conservatoire and her compositions are featured on examination and competition syllabuses around the world.

Martin Johnson
Martin is the Section Leader Cello of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and one or Ireland's leading Contemporary music performers. He has given countless World Premieres of works for solo cello, chamber ensemble and Cello Concerti...including a Triple Concerto by Anne-Marie O'Farrell. 2022 brings world premieres of imporyant cello compositions by Shaun Davey and Anselm McDonnell.

David Leigh
David is the Organist and Assistant Master of the Music at St Patrick’s Cathedral, a post he combines with a flourishing career as a conductor and keyboard player. He is a graduate of Oxford University and a prizewinning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and previously held posts in several UK cathedrals before moving to Dublin in 1997. He has recorded five solo discs, and performs widely as a recitalist – including twice weekly recitals over a six month period in the first lockdown in 2020. He has served as Pipeworks’ Artistic Director since 2018. David has maintained a keen interest in liturgical improvisation throughout his career.

Justine Cooper
Originally from New Zealand, Justine has been based in Ireland as a freelance dance artist, teacher and choreographer since 2008. Most recently working with JUSTINE DOSWELL, (DYAD, Contrapuntus III, ‘The Thing Is ?’ ) MARY WYCHERLY, (Weathering, 2020, OONA DOHERTY (Lady Magma 2021, 2020, 2019), LIZ ROCHE COMPANY ( Demo's, The Here Trio, Alternatively Terrific and Gentle, Wrongheaded, Bastard Amber, Body and Forgetting, Fast Portraits, Secondary Sources), UNITED FALL (I am Ireland, Girl Song, Tundra, Dogs, Listowel Syndrome ), MARIA NILSSON WALLER (Merry.go.round 2018, 2016,) ANU/COIS CEIM DANCE THEATRE ( These Rooms, Lift Festival 2018, DTF 2016), COIS CEIM DANCE THEATRE ( Body Language, RHA 2017, Agnes, Dance Talking), JUNK ENSEMBLE (Dusk Ahead, Bird with Boy, Sometimes We Break), Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre (company member 1998-200). Justine’s own work 'Folds of the Crane' was presented as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015, Dublin Dance Festival 2016 and What’s Next Festival, Limerick 2018.


Published on 21 September 2021

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