Event Description

Alan Pierson and Ben Bolter, directors
Iarla Ó Lionáird, special guest vocalist

Donnacha Dennehy, guest composer

Performing together live in real time across thousands of miles, iconic, Grammy-nominated Irish vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird and the Contemporary Music Ensemble present an online event that leaves the chaotic world behind to enter the sublime. Featuring music by Donnacha Dennehy, James Tenney, and Jessie Cox, the program culminates in Ó Lionáird’s performance of the mystical Irish sean-nós (old-style) song “Aisling Gheal” (“Bright Vision”).

This performance will be live-streamed at 7:30 CST. Following the performance, join Alan Pierson, Ben Bolter, and Donnacha Dennehy for a post-concert conversation.


Jessie Cox – Quantify
James Tenney – Harmonium #1
Donnacha Dennehy – Aisling Gheal (featuring vocals by Iarla Ó Lionáird)

Live Stream