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The Return of the Light

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The Return of the Light

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Filmed in the Sculpture Hall of the Hugh Lane gallery May 14th 2023

The Return of the Light

Give of Yourself, completely…Ask for nothing in return..and you will
succeed. Dina Ryan April 2022

Dedicated to memory of Dina Ryan (1986- Bealtaine 2022)
This concert is inspired by Dina Ryan, a young women who left this world, almost a year to the day on the 11th May 2022. Whilst she died from cancer, she remained extremely positive and creatively active right to the end of her short life of 35 years. During her last months, in both the hospital and the hospice she drew pictures, wrote poetry, composed music and inspired all around her with her joie de vivre. Dina was an undergraduate clarinet student of Paul’s for 4 years (2014-18) having already completed a degree in Architecture.

Dina left us a beautiful collection of poems and a composition for piano with video that she collaborated on with her brother Sean. In today’s programme we will feature an extract from this audio/visual work, some of Dina’s poetry and also a new composition by Kenneth Edge inspired by Dina’s memory. We will also play a selection of tunes and pieces to uplift and encourage us to celebrate the beauty and preciousness of life.

About The Art of Collaboration
Renowned musician and leadership coach, Paul Roe has brought together a collective of musicians and thought-leaders, to explore the natures, qualities and experiences of collaborative practice in Music, Mental Health, Science & Engineering. And crucially, what can be learned from these understandings; offering audiences & participants a unique experience of co-creativity and integrative collaboration.

In today’s programme, players:

Mick O’Brien: Pipes/Whistles [Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year 2023]
Ultan O’Brien: Violin/Viola
Professor Jim Lucy Speaker [Professor Psychiatry TCD Speaker]
Dr. Paul Roe [Clarinets/Artistic Director]

The programme will include music by:

Kenneth Edge- What Will Survive of Us
Dina & Sean Ryan Clouds 15th April
Purcell Here the Deities Approve
V. Ghielmi Cremonea in mi
Ultan & Paul for Paul for Dina
The Art of Collaboration-
Director: Dr.Paul Roe Manager: Anna Murray
Producer: Pamela Iyer Associate producer: Patricia Roe

Dr. Paul Roe Project Director. International Performer and Pedagogue. Lecturer Royal Irish Academy of Music and DIT Conservatory of Music & Leadership Coach. He is a leading figure in performance, education and coaching in Ireland and Internationally. Further information [www.paulroemusic.com & www.paulroecoaching.com]

Prof. Jim Lucey Former Medical Director (Master) of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. Currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at TCD. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland as well as a member of the College of Psychiatry of Ireland. Prof. Lucey gives public lectures and is a regular broadcaster on mental health matters on RTE radio and speaks on mental health at CPD Board conferences.

Mick O’Brien plays uilleann pipes, whistle and flutes. He performs regularly as a solo artist with the RTE Orchestras and international group Secret Garden. He has performed with all the leading Irish traditional musicians including The Dubliners Frankie Gavin, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and many others. He has toured extensively in Europe and the USA. He is the Gradam Ceoil Performer of the Year 2023.

Ultan O’Brien is a fiddle & viola player from Clare active in the worlds of performance, composition and education. He performs and records traditional and contemporary Irish music as a soloist and with various bands/ensembles including Skippers Alley, Cuar and Tulca.
Dr. Kenneth Edge is one of Ireland’s leading and most innovative musicians. He composed the score for Coisceim Dance Theatre’s critically acclaimed production Touch Me, which premiered at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin in November 2011 and his 3 Études for Saxophone Quartet, played by The Chatham Saxophone Quartet was released on CD (RTE Lyric FM label) in 2015.
Dina Ryan (1986-2022) originally studied and trained as an architect and later studied clarinet for her B Mus in TUDublin with Paul Roe. She was a presenter with Radio na Life and worked in Radio and Media Production.She was a creative artist across a range of media including music composition and literature.

With thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland

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