Musicians-in-Residence at dlr LexIcon

Musicians-in-Residence at dlr LexIcon

Residencies for established musicians were awarded to Susan McKeown and Conor Linehan, and a residency for an emerging musician was awarded to Craig Cox. The residencies will culminate in a series of free concerts at the dlr LexIcon Studio and Library from July to September.

Tour Dates

Sun 29 July, 2pm Susan McKeown Book Tickets
Fri 5 Sept, 1pm Q&A with Craig Cox Book Tickets
SOLD OUT: Thurs 6 Sept, 7pm Susan McKeown Book Tickets
SOLD OUT: Thurs 13 Sept, 7pm Craig Cox Book Tickets
Sun 16 Sept, 2pm Conor Linehan Book Tickets
Fri 28 Sept, 1pm Q&A with Susan McKeown Book Tickets
Sun 30 Sept, 2pm Conor Linehan Book Tickets
Tues 9 Oct, 1pm Q&A with Conor Linehan Book Tickets

Concerts on Thursday 6th September and Thursday 13th September are fully booked. To join the waiting list, email Aisling on publicity@musicnetwork.ie.

 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council recently announced the appointment of Musicians-in-Residence 2018 in a scheme jointly funded by the Arts Council, and managed by Music Network. Three residencies were offered in 2018: residencies for established musicians were awarded to Susan McKeown and Conor Linehan, and a residency for an emerging musician was awarded to Craig Cox.

The residencies will culminate in a series of free concerts at the dlr LexIcon Studio and Library from July to September as follows:

Grammy award‐winning and BBC Folk Music Award nominated vocalist and songwriter Susan McKeown will perform a series of songs about her experience as a woman living in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown today, taking inspiration from her own life and everyday encounters with people in the town as well as the Pier, the Forty Foot, Killiney Hill and beyond. Susan will be joined by collaborators Ger Kiely (guitar) and Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) for two concerts - Sunday 29th July and Thursday 6th September.

Sound artist and composer Craig Cox will perform a new work inspired by and incorporating the incidental rhythms and percussive sounds made by the inhabitants of the area. Performing on violin and electronics, he will be joined by his frequent collaborator Aoife Hammond, an experimental guitarist and Sebastian Jezzi, a jazz drummer. Composers Nikki Sheth and Aurelie Ferriere will also present intriguing spatial compositions as part of the concert programme on Thursday 13th September.

Pianist and composer Conor Linehan will perform a concert on Sunday 16th September which will include a showing of work in progress 'Madame Violante's Commodious Booth' and other songs and music by Conor, performed with Susannah de Wrixon and Mark O'Regan (vocals) and Ailbhe McDonagh (cello).

On Sunday 30th September Conor will present a piece based on Ravel's cycle 'Le Tombeau de Couperin' featuring Oonagh Keogh on violin with movement by Emma O'Kane. The concert will also include a new composition by Conor Linehan for piano and violin based on and incorporating interviews with friends and family around growing up in Blackrock in the 70s and 80s, as well as Ravel's Tzigane, and 3 pieces for violin and piano by Oonagh Keogh.

Sun 29 July Susan McKeown 2pm , FREE
Fri 5 Sept Q&A with Craig Cox 1pm , FREE, no booking required
SOLD OUT: Thurs 6 Sept Susan McKeown 7pm , SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT: Thurs 13 Sept Craig Cox 7pm , SOLD OUT
Sun 16 Sept Conor Linehan 2pm , FREE
Fri 28 Sept Q&A with Susan McKeown 1pm , FREE, no booking required
Sun 30 Sept Conor Linehan 2pm , FREE
Tues 9 Oct Q&A with Conor Linehan 1pm , FREE, no booking required