Composer, Ciarán Farrell, and guitar virtuoso, Damien Kelly, will launch their new album, “New Frontiers” on Friday 7th December at 7:30pm in the Royal Irish Academy of Music. It follows their EP “Jolt” which reached No.1 in the Irish classical iTunes charts when it was released.
Ciarán Farrell hails from Dublin and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997 with an honours degree in music. He has received commissions from the BBC, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Performing Groups, Craig Ogden, The Smith Quartet, Gerard McChrystal, John Feeley, Feeley/Dowdall duo, Katie McMahon, Concorde, Cois Ceim, Irish Modern Dance Theatre and Codetta amongst others. Ciarán has also worked on numerous TV/Film productions including the internationally broadcast series Divine Magic and Eyes on the World.
Damien Kelly is one of Irelands foremost guitarists and has been playing guitar since the age of eleven. In 2009 he completed a MMus in performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music in Dublin and he also spent 12 years studying guitar with Marion Hyland at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has won all the major competitions in Ireland for classical guitar including the contemporary music cup and the senior guitar competiton. He has also won numerous awards and scholarships from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in both guitar and piano.