Snow Dance for the Dead

Text from Lola Ridge ‘Snow Dance for the Dead’ (1927).
Premiered by New Dublin Voices at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, Barcelona, 24 July 2017.

The Beauty (Of It)

For multiple choral forces: The Moons (Unison + Piano); The Promise (SAT/B + Piano): The Ghost Song (Sop. solo + SSAATTBB); The Graves at Arbour Hill (Sop. Solo and SATB)
Year composed: 2017
Premiere information: Laetare Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr Róisín Blunnie; St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School, Dublin, Senior Choir, directed by Aine Balfe; Forever Young Chorus, directed by Brendan Creagh. Premiered at Poetry Ireland, and The Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin, 25 May 2017.
Commissioned by Age and Opportunity, Bealtaine Festival, in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs.

Four settings of the work of the Chair of Irish Poetry, Paula Meehan.

It’s Strange About Stars

For ssaattbb
Duration: 4 min
Premiere Information: 30 April 2017. Cork International Choral Festival, City Hall, Cork.
Performers: Laetare Vocal Ensemble, Dr Róisín Blunnie (director).

God Calls Samuel

For Sop. solo, SSAATTBB, and organ
Duration: 3′
Year composed: 2017
Premiere information: St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, University of St Andrews, Scotland, Tom Wilkinson, conductor, Sean Heath, organ, 5 March 2017
Written for TheoArtistry Project, University of St Andrews, Scotland

A Nywe Werk

Text from Selden MS (15th Century) Winner of Choir & Organ Magazine composition competition 2014.
Premiered by the Choir of Merton College, Oxford, directed by Benjamin Nicholas, 4 December 2014, Merton College Chapel, Oxford.


Text by Lola Ridge Winner of the Mornington Singers Composition Competition for Dr Orla Flanagan. Premiered by the Mornington Singers, directed by Dr Orla Flanagan, 22 November 2014, Dublin.


Text by Lola Ridge
Winner of Feis Ceoil choral composition award 2014.
Runner-up in Seán Ó Riada composition award and given performance reading at Cork International Choral Festival 2014 by Chamber Choir Ireland, directed by Paul Hillier.
Premiered by New Dublin Voices, directed by Bernie Sherlock, 12 July 2014, Dublin.

Easter Wings

Date composed: 2013
Instrumentation: ssaattbb org
Text author: George Herbert
Duration: 6′
Runner-Up in Whitehall Choir composition competition 2013

Et clamabant

Premiered by Andante Chamber Choir in Jedburgh Abbey, Scotland on 20 July 2013.
Awarded Fragments Composition Award in association with Historic Scotland.
Text: Hawick missal, 12th century
Duration 4′
Programme notes in score.

Subsequent performances:
May 2014: Cork; Mornington Singers, directed by Dr Orla Flanagan, as part of programme in Fleischmann International Trophy at Cork International Choral Festival
Tours, France; Florilège Vocal Tours
June 2014: Dublin; Mornington Singers, Pro-cathedral, Pipeworks Festival
Galway; Mornington Singers, St Nicholas Church
August 2014: Edinburgh; National Youth Choir of Scotland, directed by Christopher Bell, St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Blessed be that Maid Marie

Text: Anon. (15th Century)
Duration 3′
Winner of Choir and Organ Magazine composition competition 2012.
Premiere information: Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England, by Salisbury Cathedral Choir, conductor David Hall, December 2012.

Further performances:
Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, by Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Stephen Casurella, December 2012.

Congregational Church of Batavia, Chicago, USA, Acappellago, Dennis R. Smith, December 2013.