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live at Sonic Acts

new release on Scatter Archive of live solo set at Sonic Acts Biennial Amsterdam 2022

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The Rounds EP out on KRUT

Listen here!

Debut solo tape Oreing released by Fort Evil Fruit

Listen to a track below or hear more on Bandcamp

ConcherAilbhe Nic Oireachtaigh

Listen to an excerpt from New Mountain, Reaching Plane - a recent comission for Tectonics Festival 2022.

Performed in a surround configuration by members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ailbhe and two gamelan players at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow on 1st May.

Everything Is Exceptional - recorded at Sirius Arts Centre, CobhAilbhe Nic Oireachtaigh

Swiss Barns

  Impromptu viola duo with Jorge Boehringer

Live performance from the Monk and the Nun Festival

released on Sofia Records

Dome Riders

 improv quartet with Armin Sturm, Fritz Welch

& Mike ParrBurman



















February 9

Container + Will Guthrie + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ De Roes, Ghent, Belgium


Residency at Q-02, Brussels, Belgium

April 27

Around Here, The Birds Plant The Trees (2023) by Natalia Beylis -  performed with

Tóla Custy, Eimear Reidy and Willie Stewart @ New Music Dublin

April 28

Solo @ The Cube, Bristol

May 3

Duo with Lori Goldston @ The Dock, Carrick - on - Shannon, Leitrim



live at Sonic Acts

new release on Scatter Archive of live solo set at Sonic Acts Biennial Amsterdam 2022

speakiola on Josh Thorpe's How Things Happen

released on Rat-Drifting December 2022

reinterpretations of songs from the Lucinda Williams album

World Without Tears

by Cal Folger Day

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viola contributions on

Aonghus McEvoy's new album Under & Cracked

released on Astral Spirits in August 2022

 an excerpt from New Mountain, Reaching Plane - a recent comission for Tectonics Festival 2022.

Performed in a surround configuration by members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ailbhe and two gamelan players at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow on 1st May.


The Rounds

solo home-style EP 

released on KRUT in June 2021

Listen here

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Residency at Sweeny's Bothy, Isle of Eigg, mid January


Five Year Plan with Dome Riders @ Glad Cafe, Glasgow 8/12

Genghis Cohn + The Doozer + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ La Chunky, Glasgow 15/12

@ Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, November -

New work by Natalia Beylis - performed with Eimear Reidy, Tola Custy & Willie Stewart 23rd

Asymptote Versatile by Eliane Radigue - premier performance directed by Rhodri Davies 26th 

with Jon Collin @ Old Hairdressers Glasgow 29/10

with Josephine Foster

Supersonic Festival, Birmingham 3/9

Green Man Festival, Bannau Brycheiniog 19/8


Residency and performance with Isadora Epstein @ Club Hybrid, Graz, Austria July 10-15

RAMP at Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal with Rob Casey, Aonghus McEvoy, David Lacey 9/7

dawson + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ Rum Shack Glasgow 22/6

The Modern Institute + Measure Maniacs + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ QMU Glasgow 26/5

with Dome Riders @ Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh 18/5

(watch/listen to set)

Richard Dawson + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ St Luke's, Glasgow 26/4

with Dome Riders at Floating Bridge #3 launch by Rob Churm and Malachy Duff @ Glasgow Project Rooms, 11/3


Tongue Depressor + Dome Riders + Pefkin @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 29th January

Tongue Depressor + Off Brand + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ The Waverly, Edinburgh 30th January

with Josh Thorpe + Ailie Ormston + Eric Chenaux @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 3/12

solo at KRUT FEST, Ghent, Belgium 19/11

with Aonghus McEvoy Group @ The Globe, Newcastle 23/10

solo at Sonic Acts Biennial @ Het HEM, Amsterdam 8/10

with Lus - drums and viola duo with Andrew Cheetham at Tor Fest, Todmorden 24/9

Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire 12-14 August. Solo and with Quinie

w Dome Riders (Armin Sturm, Fritz Welch, Mike Parr-Burman) @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 20/5

New Mountain, Reaching Plane comission for members of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and two gamelan players @ Tectonics Festival Glasgow 1/5

Listen to an excerpt on Soundcloud


McEvoy Ensemble plays works by Cornelius Cardew with Aonghus McEvoy, Rhodri Davies, David Lacey, Rob Casey 9/10 & 16/10

@ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow with Raymond MacDonald, Jer Reid, Semay Wu 19/10

Solo at Alternating Current presented by DDR @ The Complex, Dublin 30 & 31/10


Solo @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow + Cadaver Eyes + Adam Green/Ali Robertson + Tarantula 6/3

UnSelfing/Arrivals by Isadora Epstein with Davy Kehoe and Daniel McAuley @ Ceannt Train Station, Galway 29/2

as part of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts

Solo @ Anseo, Dublin 20/2


Reception: Duos & Quartet with David Donohoe, David Lacey and Aonghus McEvoy @ Lutherhaus, Dublin 7/11


Arts & Rafts with Anna Clock, Sligo 2/11


Swiss Barns @ Tusk Festival, Gateshead 11-13/10

Alasdair Roberts & Friends UK Tour October

Solo @ Tor Fest, Todmorden 31/8

Solo @ V&A Museum, Dundee 2/8

w Alasdair Roberts & Friends @ Sheffield Folk Festival 6/7

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra w Joelle Leandre @ Glasgow Jazz Festival 23/6

w Josephine Foster @ Adam Smith Theatre, Kircaldy 15/6

Solo and w Alasdair Roberts & Friends @ Woolf II Festival, Cleeve House, Wiltshire 9/6

Timon of Athens and Dido and Aneas by Henry Purcell directed by Tiffany Vong @ Glasgow University 30/5 - 1/6

Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh and Andrew Cheetham + Ryoko Akama @ The Peer Hat, Manchester 14/5

w Josephine Foster & Band @ Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht 24/4

Beursschouwburg, Brussels 25/4

LSO St Luke's, London 28/4

'Thin gold chains link ears to the tip of their tongue.' An exhibition by Anne-Marie Copestake @ Cooper Gallery, Dundee. Performing solo and with Anna Clifford 28/3

Andrew Cheetham and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh duo and solo sets @ The Peer Hat, Manchester 29/1


Yerba Mansa + Andrew Cheetham and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh duo @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 30/1


Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ Eastern Daze Festival, Ghent 23/11/2018

Circuit des Yeux: Gaia Infinitus @ Le Guess Who, Utrect and European Tour 8 - 21/11/2018

Reception: Rainfear + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ Helen Roe Theatre, Dublin 1/11/2018

Holiday Inn & Suites performing as Splay Toe @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 23/10/2018

Willberg/Andreae Duo + Farmer/Lacey Duo + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh + Ali Robertson @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 20/10/2018

KATE  R&D Project @ Volcano Theatre, Abertawe/Swansea with Pat Thomas and Rhodri Davies

directed by Paul Davies 1 - 11/8/2018

Kellie Consort Summer Tour of Scotland 27-31/7/2018

J.S. Bach Cantatas 22, 77, 153 & 199 and H. Purcell Timon of Athens and The Fairy Queen

w Dominic Lash, Tony Bevan, Fritz Welch, Mike Parr-Burman @ Glad Cafe, Glasgow 29/6/2018

Woven Skull @ Body&Soul Festival, Co Westmeath 23/6/2018

MAW Presents: Phil Minton & Maggie Nichols, GIO, Alexandra Spence, Sarah Kenchington, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, Sean Armstrong Experience @ CCA, Glasgow 2/6/2018

NAWR#3: Vicky Langan + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ BBC Hall, Abertawe Swansea 17/5/2018

Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ Tor Beers, Todmorden 13/5/2018

Glasgow International Festival with Anne-Marie Copestake @ Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 26/4/2018

J.S.Bach Cantatas 150,155 and 196 with Kellie Consort

 @ Old St Paul's Church, Edinburgh 7/4/2018

 @ Saint Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews 8/4/2018

Josephine Foster + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ Glad Cafe, Glasgow 5/4/2018

Gnod & Woven Skull tour of Ireland February 2018

Alex Rex + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ Glad Cafe, Glasgow 3/2/2018

The Ballad of Shirley Collins film screening. Songs with Alasdair Roberts @ Glad Cafe, Glasgow 12/1/2018



Cian Nugent & Sean Carpio + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh @ Anseo, Dublin 22/12/2017

The One Ensemble + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh solo at Glad Cafe, Glasgow 19/11/2017

Woven Skull at Monastery of Sound Festival, The White Hotel, Manchester 4/11/2017

w Tony Bevan and Armin Sturm at Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 21/10/2017

Solo tape release & Woven Skull 10" release at Jigsaw, Dublin 25/08/2017

Circuit des Yeux - OFF Festival, Poland 06/08/2017

Woven Skull Tour July 2017

Circuit des Yeux - Roskilde Festival, Denmark 01/07/2017

Solo residency at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh June 2017

Trio w Jon Collin and Aonghus Mc Evoy at Anseo, Dublin 15/06/2017

‘Reception’ at Lutherhaus with Rhodri Davies, David Lacey and Rob Casey 20/05/2017


Solo viola & tape delay set at Tengu 16/04/2017


‘The Sound of Silents’ at Irish Film Institue. Live soundtracks to archive footage with Seán Mac Erlaine, Shane Latimer, Julius Gabriel, Florian Walter and Achim Zepezauer 08/04/2017


Three Eyed Makara tour of the Irish mid-west March 2017


Mayormaynot w Sean Maynard Smith, Darragh O’Kelly, Shane Clear, Brendan Doherty 26/01/2017




Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio with DIT Orchestra 07/12/2016

'Bleed’ at Tiger Dublin Fringe with members of Bottlenote Collective 21/09/2016


Composer and performer of music for Very Rich Hours play at Dublin Fringe Festival 13-17/09/2016


Improvised viola duo set w Jorge Boehringer at Monk & the Nun Festival 13/08/2016


‘Reception: TWO DUOS’ at Lutherhaus w David Donohoe 9/11/2016


Trio with David Lacey and Aonghus Mc Evoy at Jigsaw Dublin 28/10/2016


Dublin Feminist Film Fundraiser - duo with David Lacey 14/10/2016


‘Reception’ - new works by Conal Ryan, Susan Geaney and Rob Casey at Lutherhaus  01/09/2016


Woven Skull - Warzone Centre, Belfast June 2016


Cian Nugent & the Cosmos - Moth Club, London May 2016


Vivaldi Gloria with DIT Baroque Ensemble and Choir- Pro Cathedral April 2016



Composer and performer of music for The Fortune Teller play - Temple Bar Gallery December 2015


Circuit des Yeux - Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht November 2015


Circuit des Yeux - European tour October 2015



Solo performance - Lilliput Press, Stoneybatter November 2014


Cian Nugent & the Cosmos - European Tour April 2014


'Celestial' by Anna Clifford, String Quartet Opus 121 Gabriel Faure - South Studios, Dublin 27/02/2014



‘Joinery Off-Site’- duo with David Lacey - King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon 28/09/2013


w Josephine Foster & Gyða Valtýsdóttir - Irish tour August 2013


The Slow Air (duo of improvised music w David Lacey)- The Joinery 04/06/2013



Josephine Foster & Band - Italian Tour December 2012


Josephine Foster & Band – Hunter's Moon Festival, Leitrim October 2012


'Biforking' 3D dronefield piece for viola, tape, electronics - The Joinery 18/05/2012


w Cian Nugent & David Lacey - Cafe Oto , London October 2011

w Cian Nugent & David Lacey - The Cube, Bristol October 2011



'Music for Viola, Piano and Percussion' graphic score by Rob Casey w David Lacey - Goethe Institute 26/05/ 2010



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