Anne-Marie and Lorraine O'Connell
Anne-Marie O’Farrell with Lorraine O’Connell in the University of Budapest

Research

Peer-reviewed Publications:

‘Chromatétude’ (2015) for lever harp: towards a wider harmonic landscape in Contemporary Music Review (Jan. 2020).
https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/S6DFKPDNHSRRGVWYYRQQ/full?target=10.1080/07494467.2019.1706347

The Chromatic Development of the Lever Harp: Mechanism, Resulting Technique and Development in ‘Harp Studies’, ed. Sandra Joyce & Helen Lawlor (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2016).

Educating Third-level Music Students in and for the Community: a Composition Project with Primary School Children by Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Lorraine O’Connell in ‘European Perspectives on Music Education, Vol. 4 Every Learner Counts: Democracy in Music Education’ (Innsbrück: Helbling, 2015).

Video essays:

Association of Irish Composers’ New Music Journal

An examination of 12-tone compositional parameters in the contextual setting of the Irish harp’s lever system, as realised in ‘Chromatétude’ (2015) for lever harp:
http://www.aicnewmusicjournal.com/articles/composers-commentaries-issue-3-anne-marie-ofarrells-chromat%C3%A9tude

 

An exploration of seven notes corresponding to the seven pedals of the harp – Anne-Marie O’Farrell discusses Gráinne Mulvey’s writing for solo harp in her work ‘Exploration’:
http://www.aicnewmusicjournal.com/articles/irish-composers-irish-music-gr%C3%A1inne-mulveys-exploration

 

Papers:

From Four to Thirty Four: Editing J.S. Bach’s sixth Cello Suite for lever harp, SMI conference, Cork School of Music (2018). Also presented at:

  • Artistic Research Perspectives TU Dublin Conservatoire (November 2018)
  • Birmingham Conservatoire (January 2019)

 

‘Chromatétude’ (2015) for lever harp: towards a wider harmonic landscape, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, World Harp Congress, Hong Kong (July 2017).

 

teaching fellows 2012
DIT Teaching Fellowship Award with Dr Lorraine O’Connell for Composers in the Community

Educating Third-level Music Students in and for the Community: a Composition Project with Primary School Children by Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Dr Lorraine O’Connell, SMI Conference, Maynooth University (June 2015). Also presented at:

  • European Association of Music in Schools conference, Nicosia, Cyprus (July 2014)
  • Arts in Society Conference, Budapest University (July 2013).

The Impact of Lever Design Development on the Transcription of Repertoire for lever harp at Irish Harp Performance Practice Conference, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co. Louth (2013)

Pioneers or Parrots: The Imitation of Excellence and the Distilling of Influence through Pastiche and Parody. A paper concerning the purpose and relevance of studying pastiche composition at third level presented at the Conference of the Society of Music Educators in Ireland, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (2012)

Crafting the Divine: How Compositional Techniques Express Ideology, Society of Musicologists in Ireland Conference, Royal Irish Academy of Music (2011)

The Context of Seóirse Bodley’s Scintillae for two Irish Harps, Society of Musicologists in Ireland Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology (2009)

Harp & Hearth, Altar & Albain SMI Symposium, Mícheál O’Cléirigh Institute & TU Dublin Conservatoire (2008)

Flight of Harps Flight of the Earls Conference, TU Dublin Conservatoire (2007)

Contributor to:

Sounding Harps Volumes 2, 3 and 4, eds. Gráinnne Yeats, Mercedes Bolger, Aibhlín McCrann (Dublin: Cairde na Cruite, 1993, 1994, 1998).

 

Joint editor:

Rogha na gCruitirí (Harpers’ Choice), joint editor with Aibhlín McCrann & Aine Ní Dhubhghaill (Dublin: Cairde na Cruite, 2010).