Premiere at Christ Church Cathedral on St Brigid’s Day

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As part of their celebrations for St Brigid’s Day this year Christ Church Cathedral Dublin commissioned me to write a piece for their Girls’ Choir to sing at Compline on 1st February. Writing a choral piece for St Brigid’s Day … Continued

1916 Concerts in USA

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During March I perform 1916 commemorative concerts with mezzo Áine Mulvey in Arizona. Our programme includes my new work ‘Songs for Ireland: A 1916 Trilogy’ and music being written and performed around the time of Ireland’s Easter Rising in 1916. … Continued

1916 Commemorative Concerts

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On Sunday 6th March at 3pm Anne-Marie is joined by mezzo soprano Áine Mulvey in the historic setting of Dublin’s Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham for a recital of music remembering 1916. We’re including music which was being written, performed and … Continued

Premiere of A Psalm for Christmas

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Tuesday 15th December sees the premiere of my work, ‘A Psalm for Christmas’ for female voices with trumpet, French horn, trombone and harp in Mary Immaculate College Chapel at 6pm. It’s a setting of a beautiful poem by Thomas Pestel, … Continued

Concerts in Korea with the Clare Memory Orchestra

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I’m just recently returned from Jeonju in Korea where I performed the music of Dave Flynn with the Clare Memory Orchestra. We’re a 20-piece orchestra who play from memory, and through the compositions of Dave Flynn, express our living musical … Continued

World Expo in Milan

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In July I had the pleasure of performing at the World Expo 2015 in Milan where I played at the Irish Pavilion with Cormac De Barra, Brendan Power and Carmel Comiskey. The performances there gave plenty of opportunity to enjoy … Continued

Recital 31st May, 12 Henrietta St

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I’m giving a harp recital on Sunday 31st May at 4.30pm at no. 12 Henrietta Street. It’s in association with the Association of Irish Composers as part of their Irish Composers on Irish Music concert series. Tickets here: http://composers.ie/news-activities/irish-composers-irish-music-anne-marie-ofarrell-harp. I’ll be … Continued

World premiere of Pomes Penyeach

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Tuesday 24th February at 1pm sees the premiere of my song cycle of poetry from James Joyce’s autobiographical series of poems, Pomes Penyeach. It’s a substantial work for soprano, harp and string quartet, and I’ll be joined by soprano Colette … Continued

From Irish harp to mouth harp!

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I’ve had a fascinating week lately meeting and recording with the extraordinary harmonica player Brendan Power. We’re both fixated with pushing the boundaries on our respective instruments, often using Irish traditional music as a starting point for wherever the tunes … Continued

AEPE Composer in Residence at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

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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

O’Farrell is Appointed Composer in Residence at Mary Immaculate College

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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.