'Spiorad na Saoirse' - TileStyle Blog: August 25th, 2016 / by Maire Carroll

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 Thursday, 25 August 2016  in Latest New


Award Winning Irish Pianist Máire Carroll Performs Exclusive Concert in TileStyle

We were delighted to have last year's bursary winner, Máire Carroll, perform an exclusive live concert in TileStyle last night. Over 60 guests were in attendance for this very special exhibition and recital, SPIORAD NA SAOIRSE (The Spirit of Freedom) which was dedicated to connecting melodies in remembrance of 1916.

Máire played five stunning pieces opening with the world premiere of a newly commissioned piece of work "Fireworks" composed by herself and RTE lyric fm's Composer in Residence, Sebastian Adams.

"Fireworks" commemorates the children of 1916, the 'un-sung' heroes of the revolution. The inspiration for this particular piece was taken from one story in Joe Duffy's book "Children of the Rising" that tells the tale of children stealing fireworks and setting them off on Sackville Street which led to the deaths of three children.

A copy of Joe Duffy's moving book, "Children of the Rising", was on display at the event.

 "Working with my friend Sebastian and bringing this work to life has been an exciting experience and I was delighted when he accepted my invitation to compose for this special event" said Máire. 

Máire also performed pieces by Sir Arnold Bax, Frédéric Chopin and John Field at the event.

Máire is currently completing her M.Mus one year intensive degree, on scholarship, at the Royal academy of Music, London, and this recital and exhibition was the final part of her degree. She was a joint winner of the Jim McNaughton / TileStyle bursary in 2015, which she was presented with at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards.

 More photos of the evening will be posted on our Facebook later today. Like our page to be notified :)

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