Welcome to the official website of Ailbhe McDonagh - cellist, pianist, composer and international performing and recording music artist.
November 11th 2017:
Shostakovich Cello Concerto with The Hibernian Orchestra, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin
November 5th 2017:
World premiere of Ailbhe McDonagh's 'Errigal' in the Hamburg Chamber Music Festival, Germany
Concerts with Celine Byrne, Cello Ireland and the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown International Cello Festival
September 26th 2017:
Book launch in the RIAM of 'It's a Piano Thing', 36 compositions of Ailbhe's in two books published by Boosey&Hawkes
September 22nd 2017:
Culture Night solo cello concert in Russborough House
Achill Island concert performing works by Raymond Deane and Mozart with singer Sylvia O'Brien
Demonstrating and performing new compositions at the Irish Composition Summer School.
June 2017 giving a lecture at the RIAM Teaching Network on "The music of Ailbhe McDonagh and composing for children".
May 2017 lunchtime chamber music recital with Ficino Ensemble in Portaferry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
April 2017 concerts with Kaleidoscope in Dublin and a Hugh Lane Gallery Sunday concert series performance.
Watch and Listen
For more videos of Ailbhe on YouTube, you can watch them on her channel here which includes performances of Bach/Gounod's Ave Maria and Ravel's Piece en forme de Habanera.
Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod
Piece en forme de Habanera, Maurice Ravel
To listen to Ailbhe playing some traditional Irish music on the cello with Trio Elatha, click on the following link
The Butterfly/Aaron's Key
Named 'CD OF THE WEEK' on LYRIC FM, 'It's a Cello Thing', Ailbhe McDonagh's debut album, was released on Friday 27th April 2012. It is available to download from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and many others. It is also available to purchase directly from this website in hard copy - please follow this link.
"A Stunning Debut Album", Irish Independent