On the opening afternoon of our Winter exhibition, cellist Eimear Reidy will be playing an original work, commissioned by The Dock, in response to Paul Hallahan's exhibition, 'Hopefully', which takes the sunset as a focal point to examine the transition from day to night, from light to dark.
Eimear Reidy is a cellist with a diverse musical practice ranging from Historical Performance Practice to Sound Art. Eimear has performed in some of Europe’s finest concert halls including The Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vredenburg, Utrecht, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Krakow Philharmonic and The National Concert Hall, Ireland. In 2014 Eimear she founded the early music ensemble The Hibernian Muse, the trio recorded and released an album of the music of Turlough O’Carolan for RTE Lyric FM.
Eimear is a keen improviser and has performed with musicians such as The Quiet Club, Strange Attractor and Laura Hyland as well as solo performances in The Guest House, Plugd Records, Zolala, Sonic Vigil, Féile na Gréine, The Dock Arts Centre, Spike Cello festival and the Kat Laughs festival. Eimear has written music for a variety of settings including theatre, art installation and dance performances. In 2018 Eimear wrote This Island in collaboration with Robert Curgenven. This piece was for solo cello and field recordings from Heir Island. It was performed at The Sirius Arts Centre and as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival.