David Power

Instruments: Uileann Pipes

David Power’s show credits include off-Broadway ‘Love’s Pure Light’, the Irish Rep. Theatre’s ‘The Field’ and Eugene O’Neill’s ‘A Touch of the Poet’ on Broadway.  Regularly appearing with poets including Kerry Hardie, Thomas McCarthy, Clodagh Beresford-Dunne, worked with Tony MacMahon, Dermot Bolger, Eamonn Hunt and John Comisky on ‘The Frost is All Over’ and with Kerry Hardie and Olivia O’Leary on ‘To Find a Heathen Place and Sound a Bell’ (Kilkenny Arts Festival).  Other collaborations include MN-commissioned ‘Edges of Light’with Maeve Gilchrist, Tola Custy and Colin Dunne (IAC New York), ‘Antarctica’ with composer Linda Buckley (Kilkenny Arts Festival), ‘Buile Shuibhne’ by composer Dana Lyn with the Contempo Quartet and ‘Gol na mBan san Ár’ concerto for orchestra and uilleann pipes by Kevin Volans with the National Symphony Orchestra. With three solo recordings  – ‘My Love is in America’, ‘Cuachín Ghleann Neifin’ and ‘The eighteen Moloney’ and a duet recording with fiddle player Willie Kelly – Power regularly performs with Willie Kelly and Martin Hayes, harpist Triona Marshall, baroque violinist Marja Gaynor and flamenco guitarist John Walsh, presents recitals with organist Malcolm Proud and performs with baroque group Camerata Kilkenny in ‘The Piper and the Faerie Queen’ (RTE Lyric FM release 2018).


“The unifying theme, as the title suggests, is dawn, Irish dawn in particular, and the music evokes both the hush and the brilliance of early morning” (New York Times on ‘Edges of Light’)


“The opening wail of uilleann pipes, played by David Power, which shifts into swirling music of military glory, beautifully establishes the central opposition of inner pain and public fantasy” (New York Times on ‘A Touch of the Poet’)


“David Power brings a breath-taking freshness to the set, his fluid, fluent playing as light as a feather” (Irish Times on ‘The Frost is All Over’)


David Power is supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council.

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