Crash is going abroad...

Friday 9th March, 2007

In advance of their New York debut, Crash Ensemble will be performing a concert of Crash favourites in Dartington Arts, Devon. The concert will be held next Wednesday 14th March in the Great Hall. See details here

On the 28th of March Crash Ensemble will have their first ever concert in New York. Invited by John Schaefer, of WNCY Radio, to perform in the final concert of the New Sounds Live 06/07 series, Crash Ensemble will be performing in a double headline concert with the fabulous Trio Mediaeval.

The Crash Ensemble performance will include the world premiere of Dennehy's Stainless Staining, performed by guest pianist and commissioner, Lisa Moore (of Bang on a Can All-Stars). The final piece will be the American premiere of Grá agus Bás (love and death). Written for Iarla Ó Lionáird and Crash Ensemble, the piece premiered in Dublin this February to a sell out audience and has created quite a buzz since then. The unique marrying of traditional Irish sean nós and contemporary classical is a new direction for Dennehy and an exciting one for Crash Ensemble. We are looking forward to introducing the American audience to this new brand of contemporary music.

Please see the link on Merkin Hall to book tickets.

You can contact Nik Quaife, Zoetrope PR (nik [at] or Frances Mitchell, Crash Ensemble (admin [at], for the New York press release.