Background to the commission
Throughout 2020 we have been lucky to work artists across a range of art forms to develop work that has helped the connection between artists and audiences alive.
The Dock has always had a reputation for programming the very best in music and the series of music commissions that we have established for the latter part of 2020 will certainly maintain that high standard while celebrating the connections between musicians, place and people.
With the ideas of remembrance and celebration in mind we approached three brilliant singers and asked them to compose and record new songs that we will be able to share with you here on our website and across our other online platforms. Our sincere hope is that in the not too distant future we will be able to invite you all back into our beautiful building to enjoy the music in person with us.
Cathy Jordan is best known as the voice of Dervish but she has developed a substantial body of work outside of the Irish Traditional music genre through performances and recordings with group The Unwanted and released a solo album All the Way Home in 2012. As part of her commissioned work here in The Dock she will continue to explore and develop new solo music but will also collaborate with Eleanor Shanley and Maija Sofia. We can't wait to hear and share the results with you all.