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Prey Wind Trio at the CMC Salon


The Contemporary Music Centre’s next Salon on 23 November features the wind trio, Prey.

The event, which takes place in the Goethe-Institut in Dublin's Merrion Square, is part of CMC's special programme to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2006, and includes performances of Triplets by Michael McGlynn, Five Epigrams by John Buckley and Wind Trio by Peadar Townsend, along with informal discussions.

Prey was formed in 2000 by Síle Daly (oboe), Susan Doyle (flute) and Deirdre O'Leary (clarinet). Using unusual combinations of wind instruments, the ensemble play a wide variety of music, and the performers write and arrange a lot of their own repertoire.

Much of what the ensemble play is from memory or improvised and they often adapt their performance to suit different venues, such as performing in procession along separate aisles of an old church, or playing from the hidden corners of the room. While maintaining a sense of occasion, they make audiences feel welcome and at ease, either through audience participation or by talking to their audience about the music or their instruments.

The Contemporary Music Centre's new music Salon series has been running since October 2003 and offers an opportunity to hear and discuss contemporary music in an informal atmosphere. The series provides a platform for performers and composers to experiment with new work without the pressures of a formal concert setting.

The performance takes place on Thursday, 23 November 2006 from 6.30 – 7.30 pm in the Goethe-Institut, Merrion Square. Admission is free and discussions continue informally after the performance.

For details please visit the Calendar. Further information: Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, 01-673 1922 or email

CMC’s Salon performances are made possible by the support of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. CMC would like to acknowledge the support of the Goethe Institut, Dublin, in making the venue available.

Posted: 14 November 2006

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