New Music::New Ireland 2009

new music::new Ireland, London 2009

A preview of CMC's upcoming new music::new Ireland concerts in King's Place, London on 12 October and 16 November 2009.

new music::new Ireland is an international programme of the Contemporary Music Centre and comprises a series of musical events and initiatives designed to showcase the work of Irish composers and performers on the international stage.

As part of the programme, CMC presents two concerts offering a two-part look at contemporary music for violin and piano in October and November.

The first of these linked but contrasting performances takes place on 12 October, when Darragh Morgan (violin) and Mary Dullea (piano) play a cutting-edge programme of works by Gerald BarryFrank CorcoranRaymond DeaneBenjamin DwyerAndrew HamiltonJohn McLachlan and Jennifer Walshe.

In the second programme, on 16 November, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Michael McHale explore the more lyrical side of the repertoire. Taking as a starting point the individual sound-worlds of the violin and the piano, their recital points up themes of contrast and complement in works by Ronan GuilfoylePhilip HammondPhilip Martinand Ian Wilson.

Tickets for both concerts are available online from Kings Place,, priced from £9.50.

The concerts take place in the new Kings Place venue, a creative centre within five minutes walk of King's Cross-St Pancras station.

The views expressed in this interview are those of the persons concerned and are not necessarily the views of the Contemporary Music Centre.


new music::new Ireland is supported by funding from Culture Ireland, as well as CMC's main revenue funder, theArts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Listen to an audio interview with Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea talking about their London concert on 12 October: