dlr Musician-in-Residence Simon Morgan in Concert

dlr Musician-in-Residence Simon Morgan in Concert

From left to right, Richie Buckley, Simon Morgan and Drazen Derek
Our third and final dlr Musician-in-Residence for 2023 singer and composer Simon Morgan will present a repertoire of work developed during his residency at dlr LexIcon on Thursday 5 October.

During the residency, Simon is collaborating with guitarist Drazen Derek and saxophonist Richie Buckley to develop material drawing on jazz and traditional Irish influences for the soon-to-be-relaunched Café Orchestra musical collective.

Simon will be joined on stage by several members of the collective for the performance.

About Simon Morgan

Simon Morgan is one of Ireland’s finest High Baritones, a graduate of University College Dublin, The Royal Irish Academy of Music and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

In the classical world, he has performed leading Baritone roles in multiple award-winning opera productions at Galway Artists Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Gate Theatre, the National Concert Hall and Cork Opera House.

He has also composed and produced musical projects for contemporary Irish music both internationally and across all the country’s top arts venues. His project ‘Thomas Moore Reimagined’ has been performed at the National Concert Hall and all over Ireland and at festivals abroad, with the accompanying album reaching number 1 in the Irish iTunes charts.

Blurring the lines between musical art forms, Simon continues to work with leading figures in Irish Jazz, Traditional and Classical music fields to produce works and concerts internationally.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Musicians-in-Residence scheme

Now in its 9th year, the scheme provides musicians with space and time to create new work, develop their skills, collaborate with others and showcase their music. This year’s residencies will run from April to October and will provide each artist with funding, a dedicated space to work in and mentoring to support their career development.

This year’s scheme provided two residencies for established musicians - violinist Lidia Jewloszewicz-Clarke and singer Simon Morgan - and an additional residency to support the work of an emerging musician, guitarist Chris Comhaill.

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Musicians-in-Residence Scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and is managed by Music Network.