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My new book of tunes has just been released. It features 101 tunes that I have composed over the last 25 years. As well as 54 tunes that I have recorded myself (solo and as part of Nomos and Buille) and by the likes of Lunasa, Zoe Conway, Michael McGoldrick, Kan, Dàimh and the Poozies, there are 47 previously unpublished tunes. There are 116 pages including an introduction by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, photographs by myself and a discography as well as the 101 tunes. It’s available for €20 (plus shipping).





I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just been appointed as Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork.  I’ll be undertaking various performances, workshops, lectures etc during the next year.  The first performance will be at St Finbarr’s Cathedral on Friday November 14th with Gerry McKee, Frank Torpey, Caoimhín Vallely and Brian Morrissey.  This will be focussed on tunes I have written that will be included in a new book of my compositions which will be published shortly.

My new composition “Time Flying” will have its World Premiere at Cork Opera House on March 20th.  The piece was commissioned by Cork Opera House and the Crash Ensemble and will be performed by myself and the Crash Ensemble alongside music from Nico Muhly, Michael Gordon and Dave Flynn.  Two days later I’ll be playing “Ó Riada Room” with the Vanbrugh Quartet at Triskel Christchurch as part of UCC’s Fuaim Festival.
On March 26th TG4 will be broadcasting “Joseph Campbell - Aisling agus Íobairt”, a documentary on the life of Belfast poet Joseph Campbell for which I composed the soundtrack.
Buille will be out on tour around Ireland at the beginning of May and we’ll be recording all the gigs for a new live album to be released this autumn.

I have a new page on Soundcloud where you can listen to and download some new recordings - https://soundcloud.com/niall-vallely

Lunasa’s new album with the RTE Concert Orchestra which features my arrangements of their music was released recently. This clip from their gig at the National Concert Hall last June will give some idea of what to expect.
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