Sirius Suppers Presents: Ultan O'Brien
12th May 2018
Sirius Suppers Presents:
Saturday 12 May
Food served from 7.30pm, music at 9pm sharp
€20 includes meal and music
Sirius Suppers combine an evening of food and music, with evening meal provided by foodies Comida, followed by new music from the best of Ireland’s emerging acts. A sociable and affordable evening offering opportunities to hear new music and try out local fare, at Sirius Arts Centre.
Ultan O’Brien is a fiddle player and violist from County Clare active in the worlds of performance, composition, and education.
Ultan began learning the fiddle at a young age from a variety of musicians in county Clare. He has since studied contemporary and classical music for violin in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music and with Tamás Ittzés in the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary. He holds a degree in Music Education from Trinity College, Dublin and DIT.
Ultan performs and records traditional and contemporary Irish music as a soloist & with a number of groups/ bands including Skipper’s Alley and Aon Teanga:Un Çhengey. He views collaboration and the creative processes that emerge from collaborative projects as key to his artistic practice.
Ultan has taught fiddle workshops in Ireland and abroad, most recently in Evanston, Wyoming (March 2016), and in the Camden Irish Centre, London (July, 2015).
In 2017, Ultan received a Traditional Arts Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland to spend time focusing on the viola—specifically, its suitability regarding the intricacies and subtleties of traditional music associated with west Clare— and to create new music on the viola that exists in a contemporary context & is grounded in the aesthetic of west Clare fiddle music.