Barry O’Halpin

Instruments: Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras | Electric guitar

Barry O’Halpin is a Dublin-based composer and guitarist.

First working with by Crash when his piece Lethargarian was programmed on their 2014 Free State concert, Barry was a featured composer in their 2015-16 Born in the 80s Irish tour. After festival appearances nationwide, his trio Lipids was performed at New Music Dublin 2016 with Barry as guitarist. Since then he has become a regular Crash guitarist, with highlights including premieres of works by Tansy Davies and Ann Cleare, festivals such as Gaida (Lithuania), Sounds from a Safe Harbour (Cork) & Kilkenny Arts, and recordings of works by Donnacha Dennehy & Christopher Mayo.

His own music has featured in festivals & concert series including Tokyo Wonder Site (Japan), New Music Dublin, Bang On A Can Summer Music Festival (US/Germany) and Borough New Music (UK) with performers including Kirkos Ensemble, Michelle O’Rourke, Rarescale, Ret Frem, Bastard Assignments, Fishamble Sinfonia and BINARY flute duo.

Barry O'Halpin
Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation