Music Network has announced 24 musicians and composers who will premiere newly-commissioned pieces of music in the online music performance series The Butterfly Sessions. The 10-week series will feature two premieres each week, kicking off with performances by Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer John Doyle on Wednesday 8th April and critically-acclaimed jazz pianist Carole Nelson on Friday 10th April, both at 7.30pm.
Full schedule of The Butterfly Sessions:
John Doyle Wednesday 8th April 7.30pm
Carole Nelson Friday 10th April 7.30pm
Peadar Ó Riada Wednesday 15th April 7.30pm
Julien Colarossi Friday 17th April 7.30pm
Caitlín Nic Gabhann Wednesday 22nd April 7.30pm
Ger Wolfe Friday 24th April 7.30pm
Laoise Kelly Wednesday 29th April 7.30pm
Judith Ring & Lina Andonovska Friday 1st May 7.30pm
David Munnelly Wednesday 6th May 7.30pm
Christine Tobin Friday 8th May 7.30pm
Niall Vallely Wednesday 13th May 7.30pm
Jonathan Nangle & Deirdre O'Leary Friday 15th May 7.30pm
Tom Portman Wednesday 20th May 7.30pm
Gerry O'Beirne Friday 22nd May 7.30pm
Andrew Hamilton & Mairéad Hickey Wednesday 27th May 7.30pm
Nick Roth Friday 29th May 7.30pm
Niamh Varian-Barry Wednesday 3rd June 7.30pm
Amanda Feery & Fiachra Garvey Friday 5th June 7.30pm
Brona McVittie Wednesday 10th June 7.30pm
Brian Finnegan Friday 12th June 7.30pm
Hosted on Music Network’s YouTube channel, the performances will also be shared across all of the organisation’s social media platforms. This new initiative is one of a number of ways in which Music Network will support Irish and Ireland-based artists in the coming weeks during the Covid-19 outbreak.
For full details, visit musicnetwork.ie, or see:
YouTube: Music Network Ireland
Track: An Spideóg composed by Josephine Marsh, commissioned by Music Network 2019.
Like so many artists, many musicians are experiencing a significant loss of income during the coronavirus crisis. All of the musicians involved in The Butterfly Sessions have received a fee for their new commission. However, if you would like to donate the price of a virtual ticket you can do so via PayPal now. Music Network will ensure that all income generated is divided equally amongst the 24 musicians participating in The Butterfly Sessions.
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