Welcome to the official website of Ailbhe McDonagh.
Irish cellist, pianist, composer and international music artist.
Release of new CD 'Skellig' with Orla McDonagh and the debut CD of the 'McDonagh Sisters'. Music by Shostakovich, Boulanger, Debussy, Mendelssohn and a new work by Ailbhe McDonagh which is the title track.
Dublin launch date tbc
April 3rd 2020 1pm Lunchtime concert:
St. Martin in the Fields Church, London
Performances with Ficino Ensemble
Hugh Lane Gallery
Triskel Arts Centre
Music in Kilkenny
Wilde Trio performances
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
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