Strange Folk!

In an eagerly anticipated highlight of 2007, Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading contemporary classical music group, will premier a new work by Donnacha Dennehy for Sean Nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird as part of a unique celebration of newly composed music inspired by the sounds and ideas of ethnic music.

Called STRANGE FOLK, this one-night concert at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, will not only be the occasion for the premier of Dennehy’s large new piece for Iarla and the group in advance of its New York debut, but for the first time in the ensemble’s ten-year history, they will be presenting work by the important composers Osvaldo Golijov, and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, alongside an Indonesian-influenced piece by Bang On A Can’s Evan Ziporyn.

STRANGE FOLK will feature the conductor Alan Pierson.

Programme Order

Franghiz Ali Zadeh - Music for Piano (1989/1997)
Osvaldo Golijov- The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (for klezmer clarinet and string quartet)


Evan Ziporyn - Kebyar Maya (for cello and CD)
Donnacha Dennehy - Grá agus Bás (for Iarla O'Lionaird and Crash)

Tickets from Central Ticket Bureau, 01 8721122,