Welcome to the official website of Ailbhe McDonagh.
Irish cellist, composer and international music artist.
SKELLIG Album Release
Release of new album 'SKELLIG' with Orla McDonagh as the 'McDonagh Sisters'. Music by Shostakovich, Boulanger, Debussy, Mendelssohn and a new work by Ailbhe McDonagh which is the title track.
The album 'SKELLIG' is played regularly on RTE Lyric FM. Live performances will be scheduled later in the year. Play the video above to listen to the title track from the album. You can purchase the full album, click BUY NOW below.
Cello Teaching and Masterclasses Ailbhe is a lecturer at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. For private one-on-one cello lessons and master classes please get in touch. Ailbhe is available to teach internationally with online classes. Here is a recent masterclass for the National Concert Hall of Ireland.
Performance in St. Martin in the Fields featuring music composed by Haydn while in London.
Performed the music of Sally Beamish with Sally Beamish as part of the RIAM Chamber Music Festival.
National Tour with the Ficino String Quartet.
Book launch in the RIAM of 'It's a Piano Thing', 36 compositions of Ailbhe's in two books published by Boosey&Hawkes.
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, Bach Prelude in G and Handel Halvorsen
Named 'CD OF THE WEEK' on LYRIC FM, 'It's a Cello Thing', Ailbhe McDonagh's debut album, was released in 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
How to pronounce Ailbhe
Ailbhe is pronounced AL-vah. In the Irish language the letters bh are pronounced like a v. 😀