Sam Comerford, Redmond O’Toole and Jenn Kirby Announced for Artistic Residencies

Sam Comerford

Sam Comerford, Redmond O’Toole and Jenn Kirby Announced for Artistic Residencies

Residencies announced in Ireland, France and Italy.

A range of musicians and artists have been announced as the recipients of residency programmes at the National Opera House, Centre Culturel Irlandais and soundSCAPE Festival.

The Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris has announced 30 artists for their annual residencies across a number of artforms. The seven artists selected for residencies in the area of music and opera are: accordion player Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich; composers Siobhán Cleary and Emma O’Halloran (supported by The Contemporary Music Centre); songwriter Adrian Crowley; saxophonist Sam Comerford (supported by Music Network); sean-nós singer and multi-instrumentalist Eithne Ní Chathain; and pianist Isabelle O’Connell. 

Guitarist Redmond O’Toole has been selected for this year’s Music Network Artist Residency Programme, which is in partnership with The National Opera House and Wexford County Council.

As part of the Residency, O’Toole has created a series of concerts – beginning with a performance with the Wexford Sinfonia and RTÉ ConTempo Quartet of works by Rodrigo, Schubert and Vaughan Williams on 24 June – and a concurrent Learning and Participation programme. 

Composer/performer Jenn Kirby has been announced as the fifth Irish Artist-in-Residence at the soundSCAPE contemporary music festival in Maccagno, Italy, this July. The programme is an annual residency supported by the Association of Irish Composers and The Contemporary Music Centre, and involves the featured artist presenting concerts and talks of contemporary Irish and international music. 

Meanwhile, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, has just announced three artist residencies, including one for a traditional Irish musician. For further details, visit

Published on 17 May 2017


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