Nature of event: The Rolling Wave, a recital of old and new music for the Irish uilleann pipes by Matthew Horsley.
Where: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
When: Thursday 19 February 2015 @ 7.30pm
Cost: Full $20 / Concession $15
The program will feature Matthew’s interpretation of traditional Irish piping repertoire including jigs, reels, hornpipes and slow airs, as well as music borrowed from English and Australian sources. Additionally, new music has been commissioned especially for the concert by young Australian composers Jeanette Little and Luke Paulding as well as Matthew himself. The Rolling Wave will offer a glimpse into the rich history of the piping tradition while simultaneously exploring new possibilities for this rarely-heard instrument in the twenty first century.
It will mark the culmination of a mentorship project in which Matthew travelled to Ireland to study with the acclaimed Irish traditional musician Mikie Smyth.