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21st January 2008 -
'The Pilgrim's Return', on national tour with Gerard McChrystal and The Smith Quartet.


Gerard McChrystal and The Smith Quartet will be playing Ciarán Farrell's 'The Pilgrim's Return' for soprano sax and string quartet on a ten date national tour of Ireland this coming April. The three movement, Arts Council of Ireland funded work, which includes 'Journey's End' was met with rapturous applause at it's world premiere at Wigmore Hall in London last September. It can also be heard on Farrell's latest CD, 'PERFECT STATE' which was recently released on the RTÉ lyric fm label. Dates/venues are as follows:

Date --- Venue
4.09.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at the Tipperary Excel Centre.
4.10.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at The Curtis Auditorium, Cork.
4.11.08 - McChrystal/TheSmith at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.
4.12.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.
4.13.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at the Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate.
4.15.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at Dublin Castle.
4.16.08 - McChrystal/The Smith in Belfast.
4.17.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.
4.18.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at the Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick.
4.18.08 - McChrystal/The Smith at the Flowerfield Arts Centre, Antrim.

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About Ciarán

Ciarán Farrell is a full time composer living and working in Ireland. On graduating from Trinity College Dublin he was dubbed by then head of department, Hormoz Farhat, as being, ' of the most promising composition students I have had in a teaching career spanning some thirty five years.' Read more