Mod­ern mu­sos in NCH spa­ces

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - By Lau­ren Mur­phy

Ir­ish mu­sic fans could b e see­ing some in­ter­est­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions over the next year, thanks to a new ini­tia­tive by the National Con­cert Hall. As well as the Ir­ish Baroque Orches­tra and the National Cham­ber Choir of Ire­land, sev­eral con­tem­po­rary mu­si­cians have been signed up to a new res­i­den­cies ini­tia­tive, the Artist Writ­ing Space Pro­gramme. Neil Han­non of The Di­vine Com­edy, Paul Noo­nan of Bell X1, James Vin­cent McMorrow, Cathy Davey and Glenn Keat­ing of Jape and So- madrome will each be pro­vided with space to work on their own ma­te­rial for the next year, as well as po­ten­tially with each other. McMorrow and Noo­nan have both re­cently com­pleted their re­spec­tive new al­bums, while Han­non re­leases the sec­ond Duckworth Lewis Method al­bum this sum­mer. “We’ve been look­ing for some­where to set up as a writ­ing space for a while now, and the idea of shar­ing the build­ing with the or­ches­tras and choral groups is all good,” said Noo­nan.

Into space: Neil Han­non

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