The Hugh Lane Concert series

The Hugh Lane Concert series showcases contemporary, traditional, classical and jazz music concerts recorded at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, as part of the Sundays @ Noon concerts.

The series, which starting on Tuesday March 14th,  captures the best in Irish and international based composers and musicians performing in front of a live audience. As well as the performances, Near FM have recorded in-depth interviews with the musicians, and reactions from members of the public.

Upcoming programme is John F. Larchet Remembered – broadcasting early July 2017. Watch this space!

For previous programmes in the series please visit our podcast or click on the sound cloud link below.

Lars and Ronan perform Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on Sun Feb 26th, 2017

Programme one features jazz music duo Lars Jansson and Ronan Guilfoyle. They have been performing together for many years and in this programme they are collaborating on Lars own compositions.

Programme two  features a performance from Barry Guy and Izumi Kimura and interviews with Barry, Izumi and Maya Homburger. There is also an interview with Sunday at Noon representative Mary Barnacutt, and we hear from some of the audience present on the day of the performance

In programme three we hear a ground breaking and completely improvised performance by sound art practitioners, composers and musicians Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea (The Quiet Club) and  Ian Wilson and Cathal Roche (cRow). As well as the performance we have the opportunity to hear the musicians talk about the art of improvisation, unusual instruments and sound devices and their collective backgrounds. We also have audience anticipations and reactions to the performance. This concert performance was recorded by Darby O’Carroll.

Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

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