Music Network announces RESONATE live performances

Music Network announces RESONATE live performances
Violinist Larissa O’Grady, fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Clare Sands and songwriter Emma Langford and will showcase their exciting new work this November.

Music Network has announced three finale performances by RESONATE 2021 artists will take place this November. Showcasing exciting new work created during the residencies, audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy live concert performances by violinist Larissa O’Grady at The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon, fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Clare Sands at glór, Ennis, and songwriter Emma Langford at An Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne. In addition, recordings of the new material will also be shared on Music Network’s and each of the venue’s social media platforms. For full concert details and tickets, visit

"We are delighted to present the first three live performances by our 2021 RESONATE artists in partnership with The Dock, glór and An Ionad Cultúrtha. The artists have been busy creating and honing new material over the past number of months and we’re looking forward to sharing this work with the public very shortly. As well as these performances, the new material will be available for people to view, wherever they are, through our online RESONATE video series which runs from 15th – 19th November" Sharon Rollston, CEO of Music Network

Violinist Larissa O’Grady will enthral audiences with a concert for solo violin, including a nature-based art film projection which combines a mixed media sound and visual installation with live performance, on 2nd November at The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon. Inspired by American composer Michael Gordon’s music for 3 violins ‘Tree-Oh’, this project features the outstanding natural beauty of Lough Key Forest Park, captured by filmmaker Néstor Romero Clemente and a newly commissioned composition by Sam Perkin for solo violin and audio track, among other works by leading composers of contemporary classical music.

Fearless fiddler and bilingual singer-songwriter Clare Sands will take her audience on a musical voyage through uncharted territories on Thursday 4th November at glór, Ennis. Weaving soundscapes of story and song, Clare will play unreleased material from her forthcoming self-titled album of pulsating folk music as well as new traditional compositions alongside residency contributors, guitarist Steve Cooney and visual artist Liadain Ní Bhraonáin.

Songwriter Emma Langford along with collaborators Alec Brown (cello) and Hannah Nic Gearailt (keys) will celebrate the local history and mythology of the Muskerry Gaeltacht with a focus on the highly respected St. Gobnait and Baile Mhúirne’s Sullane river on 6th November at An Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne. Inspired by these magnificent tales, Emma will perform her new macaronic work in English and Irish incorporating elements of electronic, folk and traditional Irish music.

Three additional RESONATE concerts by composer and improviser Philip Christie at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, guitarist Eamon Sweeney at National Opera House, Wexford, and uilleann piper David Power at Triskel Christchurch, Cork City, will take place in early 2022.