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Eimear Reidy

Eimear is a cellist with a diverse musical practice ranging from Historical Performance Practice to Sound Art. Eimear has performed with ensembles throughout Europe in venues such as The Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vredenburg Utrecht, Symphony Hall Birmingham and Krakow Philharmonia. Eimear is a keen improviser and has performed with musicians such as The Quiet Club, Strange Attractor and Laura Hyland as well as solo performances in The Guest House, Plugd Records, Zolala, Sonic Vigil, Féile na Gréine, The Dock Arts Centre, Spike Cello festival and the Kat Laughs festival. Eimear has written music for a variety of settings including theatre, art instillation and dance performances. In 2018 Eimear received an Arts Council Music Project for the composition of This Island in collaboration with Robert Curgenven. This piece was for solo cello and field recordings from Heir Island. It was performed at The Sirius Arts Centre and as part of Skibbereen Arts Festival. Eimear is part of the Duo 'Whose Woods These Are' with Natalia Beylis. In 2020/21, they performed at Cairde Festival, Hunters Moon, Echoes at The Castle and Test Site and released their debut album 'Whose Woods These Are' on Nyahh Records. In June 2022 the duo will perform at the National Concert Hall, Ireland as part of the Tradition Now festival. There 2 nd album is due for release in Autumn 2022. In 2021 Eimear's debut solo album Things That Happened at Sea was was written and recorded whilst on residency in Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry and released on Nyahh Records. Eimear is part of a newly formed ensemble with musicians Mohammed Syfkhan and Cathal Roche with whom she will performing and recording a selection of Arabic music arranged by Mohammed.

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