Alchemy Music announced as latest recipient of The Piano Scheme

19 September 2018

Piano Scheme supported by Jeffers Pianos, in association with Galway Jazz Festival and Music Network


Music Network is delighted to announce that Alchemy Music is the latest recipient of The Piano Scheme, an initiative that aims to provide access to concert standard pianos for professional musicians resident in Ireland and working in jazz/improvised music, for public performances throughout the country.

Alchemy Music is a collective of Wicklow based musicians that aims to provide excellent and affordable concerts in atmospheric settings around Co. Wicklow. Established by Eamon Sweeney and Rachel Factor the group’s mission is making music that connects people through the production of powerful cross-genre musical events and community projects that unite, engage and uplift.

For this concert, Alchemy Music presents Francesco Turrisi (piano), Mike Nielsen (guitar) and Lance Coburn (piano) in concert at Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford, Co. Wicklow at 8pm on Saturday 27th October. The trio will perform Gershwin’s '3 Preludes' and Rhapsody in Blue as well as original works by Francesco Turrisi and Michael Nielsen. Tickets are available from

Initiated by Galway Jazz Festival, in partnership with Music Network and supported by Jeffers Pianos, The Piano Scheme aims to:

  • Facilitate increased employment opportunities, and promote fair remuneration, for Ireland-resident musicians
  • Increase regional access to live jazz/improvised music performance for audiences
  • Develop the range of promoters programming jazz/improvised music throughout Ireland. 

Application procedure and guidelines available at For further information, please contact Andreas Ziemons, Operations Administrator, Tel: +353 1 4750224 Email:



Francesco Turrisi (piano), Mike Nielsen (guitar) and Lance Coburn (piano)

Saturday 27th October 2018, 8pm

Venue: Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford, Wicklow

Ticket Prices: €16/€14

Online Booking:

Promoted by: Alchemy Music


Programme to include:

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; 3 preludes

Original works by Francesco Turrisi from his recent album ‘Northern Migrations’

Original Works by Michael Nielsen



For further information/images please contact:

Louise Walsh, Communications Manager, Music Network: (01) 4750224 or