Crash Ensemble with Adrian Crowley

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Crash Ensemble, with special guest Adrian Crowley.


Crash play the string quartet music of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, a trio for clarinet, violin and cello by Judith Ring and an extract from our recent cross-arts collaboration ‘Invitation To A Journey’ by Northern Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin. Special guest for the night is Adrian Crowley who will read from his dark new fiction writing ‘The Dead Hotel’, with a soundscape devised by Crash.


Adrian Crowley: The Dead Hotel - As The Sun Rises (2016)

Judith Ring: Swelt Belly at Dawn (2013)

Donnacha Dennehy: 100 goodbyes (2011)

Deirdre Gribbin: E1027 Echo (2014)


Adrian Crowley is a singer-songwriter from Galway, based in Dublin and was born in Sliema, Malta.

Crowley’s rich brown croon inevitably recalls Nick Drake, but a more apposite musical touchstone is the Divine Comedy’s neil Hannon eschewing his clever-clever wordplay in order to sink into a sepia reverie -The Guardian

Crowley has released eight albums, A Strange Kind (1999), When You Are Here You Are Family (2002), A Northern Country (2004), Long Distance Swimmer (2007), Season of the Sparks (2009), I See Three Birds Flying (2012), My Yoke Is Heavy (2013) and Some Blue Morning (2014).

He has been nominated for the Choice Music Prize on three occasions, winning Irish Album of the Year for Season of the Sparks.