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 70
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Maritime Hotel