I’m just back from performing and teaching at the annual Arfavita Harp Festival in Moscow. It was remarkable to see the interest there, not only in Irish music, but particularly in the lever harp and the expansion of its repertoire, … Continued
Recently at Mary Immaculate College we held a ‘meet and greet’ event so that members of the college community could find out more about projects relating to the Composer in Residence scheme. This exciting venture is within the Department of … Continued
16th November Solo harp recital in Moscow at Arpavita harp festival. Also featuring workshops and masterclasses. 28th November Album release of Duopoly with harpist Cormac De Barra, available on www.annemarieofarrell.com. 30th November 5pm ‘Hoopoe Song’ (to poetry by Seamus Cashman), … Continued
During September I joined storyteller and actor Nuala Hayes for performances in libraries across Co. Meath. There were workshops for children with visual artist, Jillian Gott. For adults we presented music and stories from Mary Lavin’s collection, ‘The Patriot Son’ … Continued
Creative activity continues apace at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick where I’m composer in residence. At the moment I’m working with Bachelor of Education and post graduate education students, helping them in their composition, some of which is for local children … Continued
My newest publication is aimed at intermediate players who enjoy playing baroque music on the lever harp. It’s called The O’Farrell Collection Vol. 2: A Baroque Bouquet, and centres around works associated with J.S. Bach’s Anna Magdalena Notebook. It includes … Continued
On Sunday 29th June at 8pm in An Ghrianán, Termonfeckin, storyteller Nuala Hayes, with harpists Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Helen Davies (Denmark), will join Danish wind player Poul Høxbro to journey one millennium into the time of the Vikings in Ireland. … Continued
Anne-Marie has recently been appointed Composer in Residence at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. For more information about Anne-Marie O’Farrell’s appointment and to read the press release from MIC (Mary Immaculate College), click here. This appointment will involve Anne-Marie in many creative projects interacting with many different groups within the community of students and staff at one of the country’s largest teacher training colleges.
Here is one of my compositions. I composed it for the occasion of my ordination. The piece has a number of different levels — “ruach” being the Hebrew word for “breath” or “spirit”.