9 December 2018

End of Semester One!

This week marks the end of my first semester at the University of Limerick! The end of term requirements included a solo performance, an ensemble performance, a performance accompanying vocal ensemble, an assessment of a new short harp and dance piece, two presentations, and a few written assignments. I'm looking forward to the break and coming back in January for round two! Thanks again to the people who supported my studies here this term: The Conservatory, Arts Nova Scotia, The Charitable Irish Society, and my friends and family.

22 November 2018

Darkest Midnight

Today at lunchtime, the Irish World Academy presented a fundraising concert in support of Rape Crisis Midwest. I joined songwriter Aoife McAtamney and countertenor Ivon to premiere Aoife's beautiful song "Orange", arranged for voice, harp, and piano.

9 November 2018


This weekend, all the masters students in Irish Traditional Music and Dance from UL traveled to Serbia for the TradicijaNova Summit in Belgrade. The trip involved three amazing days in the city and a performance in the beautiful theatre space Atelje 212. We had the chance to catch a few other dance performances and events at the summit and to explore some historic parts of Belgrade.

Belgrade Fortress
the performers backstage
performance photo by Jelena Janković

8 November 2018

Limerick Fling

Last week I had the new and exciting experience of performing with aerial dancers Jennifer de Brún and Emma Poole from Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre as part of the University's "Limerick Fling". The evening featured a variety of dancers and musicians from the University and surrounding community. 

photo by Oisin McHugh