Live Musical Performances at Maynooth University

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Love music? Over the next few months, Maynooth University is hosting a number of live musical performances. 


Concert with Incantato String Quartet

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 19:00 to 21:00
  • Aula

On Wednesday the 13th of February the Maynooth University Music Society will be hosting a concert with Incantato String Quartet in the Aula Maxima at 7pm. The concert is free of charge but the society will be raising money for Barretstown Children’s Charity and any donations on the night would be appreciated. Read more here.

Victoria Massey (mezzo-soprano) and Niall Kinsella (piano)

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • Riverstown Hall
Victoria Massey, mezzo-soprano.
As one of Ireland’s leading mezzo-sopranos, Victoria Massey commands an eclectic vocal repertoire spanning the genres of opera, oratorio, art song, and musical theatre. The Dublin-born singer has enchanted audiences of the finest opera houses in Europe with her engaging interpretation of roles in operas of Steffani, Mozart, Busoni, Gounod, Richard Strauss, Britten, Wagner and Balfe.
Niall Kinsella, piano.
Irish pianist Niall Kinsella studied at University College Dublin, Maynooth University. He graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin with a Masters in Piano Accompaniment in 2014, following which furthered his postgraduate studies in lieder accompaniment and chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, under the tuition of Professor Barbara Moser.  Read more here.


Schola Gregoriana

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • College Chapel

Schola Gregoriana present a programme of early vocal music from the Gregorian period. A real treat in the beautiful suroundings of St Patrick’s College Chapel. Read more here.

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • Riverstown Hall

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin is a musician, singer and composer. A native Irish speaker, who grew up in Dublin, her sean-nós singing style is mainly influenced by singers from Iorras Aithneach in the Connemara Gaeltacht, where she spent a lot of time over the years. Her father Peadar is a sean nós singer from Connemara, her mother Úna Lawlor is a classical violinist and her siblings Eoghan and Muireann are also singers and musicians. Read more here.


Maynooth University Traditional Group

Maynooth University Traditional Group

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • Riverstown Hall

Join MU for a lively performance by their traditional music students, under the direction of Aisling Ní Choisdealbha. Be sure to come early to get a seat – this one is always busy! Read more here.



  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • St. Mary’s Church

Visit Maynooth University and the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s Church (just outside the college gates on South Campus) for their high-voice choir’s annual recital. Read more here.


Maynooth University Guitar Ensemble

Maynooth University Guitar Ensemble

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • Riverstown Hall

Join us for this ever-popular concert with their recently reformed guitar ensemble. Come early, it’s usually busy! Read more here.


Matthew 'Mattu' Noone (sarode)

Matthew ‘Mattu’ Noone (sarode)

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • Riverstown Hall

This concert is the premiere of several new compositions by sarode player and self-confessed ‘musical mongrel’ Matthew ‘mattu’ Noone. The performance is part of an ongoing Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellowship and in particular a current collaboration with composer Ryan Molloy.  This concert will feature new work for the sarode and electronics as well as the first public showing of a piano piece devised specifically for this event.  Read more here.

Con Tempo Quartet with Aileen Cahill (piano)

Con Tempo Quartet with Aileen Cahill (piano)

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 13:00 to 14:00
  • Riverstown Hall

The RTÉ Contempo Quartet is one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. The members met at Primary school in Bucharest, studied together, formed a quartet in 1995 and were appointed as Galway Music Residency’s Quartet in Residence in 2003 and RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence between 2014-2019. Read more here.

Gemma Creagh

Gemma is a nomadic writer, filmmaker, & journalist. She was born in Cork, lives in Dublin, and studied in Belfast & Galway, where she graduated from NUIG’s Writing MA. She has penned articles for national publications and is the editorial assistant for Film Ireland Magazine. Gemma was the writer and co-producer of the five-part comedy ‘Rental Boys’ for RTÉ’s Storyland. Her short films have screened at festivals around the world.
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