Nature Music is an arts project taking place throughout the remainder of August in Killarney and it’s led by the composer and sound artist Seán Ó Dálaigh in collaboration with the Scotia Ensemble of Tralee.
The culmination of the project are two concerts during Heritage Week from Friday August 23rd
at 7pm and Sunday August 25th 2:30pm in the Garden Room at Killarney House.
The Theme of Nature
These will featuring music by Vivaldi and a brand new composition by Seán, which will be focusing on the theme of nature and the environment.
In the run up, Seán has been leading a number of field recording workshops with the public in the Killarney National Park, showing how he is working on the new music piece using recorded sounds
Recording and Editing
Participants have learned the basics for recording sound, both indoors and outdoors, in nature and how to edit them later for use in documentation, ornithology and nature studies, film
soundtracks and sound art.
The publics contribution from the workshops will form a temporary sound exhibition at Killarney
House during Heritage Week.
Highlighting the Creativity of the County
“It is fantastic to see projects such as Nature Music that highlight the creativity within the county and, particularly, arts projects that are inspired by nature and the environment,” said Mayor of Killarney Kerry Cllr. Niall Kelleher.
“The Creative Ireland Kerry projects which are supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Arts Council and Kerry County Council are a great opportunity to promote the wealth of creativity in County Kerry and a chance to celebrate the imagination and inspiration of
our hugely talented artists,” said Mayor Kelleher
The project has been kindly funding by the Arts Councils Music Commissions Award
and the Creative Projects in Communities fund from Kerry County Council and Creative
“I am very excited to be working on a project in my home town of Killarney,” said Seán.
“Having lived and worked away from Kerry for a long time it is a great feeling to be able to give something back to the community that raised me. It is a great honour to have received the funding and support from the various organisations and we are looking forward to engaging with the local community,” he concluded.
To reserve tickets for the concerts: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nature-music-tickets-63119472040