Acclaimed Belfast composer, Phillip Hammond, in concert

Sunday, March 11th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

The venue is the Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd NW, #101, Washington DC

  • Philip Hammond created his Miniatures and Modulations suite of compositions based on Edward Bunting's collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1796). The pieces were commissioned by the 2011 Belfast Festival at Queen's University. The compositions have been described as "wonderfully entertaining".

Ronan Enthralls Large Crowd with His Presence and Stellar Performance

From the Audience:

"The concert last night ..... honored our raw humanity, the gift of our creative spirit and the truth that we are never, ever alone in anything we do."

"Listening to Ronan's music and stories aligned me in some way and helped me recall some things I had forgotten.  Some things I cannot express in words, and other things that just made me laugh when I remembered."

John Feeley and Fran O'Rourke Play to Sold Out Crowd

Solas Nua is delighted to have hosted John Feeley and Fran O'Rourke to a sold out audience this past June 15th at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.  Thank you to all who came out and helped make this event, "Songs of Joyce and Yeats," such a great success!

This great performance was made possible by a generous grant from Culture Ireland.


Eoghan Neff

Avant-garde  Irish Fiddler

Workshop - 12/13 at 10am, The Writer's Center

Concert - 12/13 at 7.30pm, The Writer's Center - SOLD OUT

Workshop tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Our mission is to bring the best of Irish contemporary arts to the U.S. and we're very confident that Eoghan Neff fits the bill. He is one of the most exciting Irish musicians of his generation! You’ll fall in love with the personality, innovation, and fun to be found in his playing. His D.C. appearance will feature music from his album Week One. In this energetic, surprising solo work Eoghan builds elaborate sonic textures using live looping and sound processing. These sounds form a symphonic backdrop for amazingly virtuosic melodies. Eoghan’s unique playing brings his expertise in Irish traditional music together with techniques that nod to jazz, free improvisation, avant-rock and much more. With his extreme fiddle playing you’ll be on the edge of your seat!

In addition to an amazing solo concert Eoghan Neff will also lead a workshop on "Experimental Approaches to Traditional Irish Fiddle Techniques". The workshop is best suited to fiddlers, but other musicians are welcome to attend and learn about using traditional Irish ornaments and other techniques in improvised music.

Concert and workshop tickets are available at Eventbrite.

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Eoghan Neff's visit to D.C. is supported by a grant from Culture Ireland and by a number of individual donors who supported our #FillTheFiddle campaign. We also acknowledge the support of our venue the Writer's Center.

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