The Man from Maghera Rambles Through Africa (2010)

for orchestra

Duration: 5 mins

Commissioned by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with the aid of bursary funding from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Premiered by The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, David Brophy (cond.), Nov 2010, National Concert Hall, Dublin

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Programme Note

This 5 minute work was composed as a small gesture of thanks from me to Martin Hayes for the inspirational music he has created with Dennis Cahill and for the great friendship and encouragement they have gave to me when we worked together between 2005 and 2015.

It begins with a mournful slow air style music, with hints of Avro Part, before moving into a fast, jig style movement, with influences from Zimbabwean Chimurenga music.