Performers at St. Patrick's Eve 2015

Finghin Collins

One of Ireland's most successful musicians, Dubliner Finghin Collins was born in 1977 and studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O'Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet. Winner of the RTÉ Musician of the Future Competition in 1994 and the Classical Category at the National Entertainment Awards in Ireland in1998, he went on to achieve major international success by taking first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. Since then he has developed a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe, the United States and the Far East. "Collins is by some distance the most successful Irish pianist of his generation." - The Irish Times, July 2014

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Finghin performs at St. Patrick's Eve on March 15th at 4pm

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Kenneth Montgomery

Kenneth Montgomery  was born in Belfast. He was the Ulster Orchestra’s Principal Conductor from 2007 to 2010 and Principal Guest Conductor before that. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London.He was musical director of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta (1973) and two years later musical director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera. In 1975 he became principal conductor of the Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Dutch Radio Choir (the Groot Omroepkoor) as well. He conducted a large number of performances for Dutch radio during his many years with the Orchestra and Choir. Many of his recordings are on CD.

With Finghin Collins and the RTÉ/NSO he recorded a highly acclaimed CD of Stanford’s piano concerto. Kenneth is also well-known internationally for his work as a regular guest conductor with the main orchestras and opera houses. He recently toured with the Orchestra of the 18th Century to great acclaim. The orchestra visited Dublin and Belfast for the first time last November. He will be touring with them in Korea in 2015. 

He was the first Artistic Director of the Dutch Opera Academy of the Conservatories of The Hague and Amsterdam. He continues to give conducting masterclasses.

Kenneth will be in conversation with Finghin Collins at St. Patrick's Eve on March 15th at 4pm. 

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Julie Feeney

Julie Feeney's sell-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic have received rave reviews whether solo, with ensemble, with choirs or with full orchestra and she composes, arranges and orchestrates all of her own music. Her 3 albums have been widely critically acclaimed internationally, receiving numerous awards and she has created a whole host of stunning music videos to accompany them. Her opera ‘BIRD’ goes into full production in 2016. Sharp witted, unpretentious and fiercely passionate, Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a hugely enjoyable performer. Spring 2015 sees her perform in Amsterdam and New York and she premieres in Dublin her brand new one woman show which will run for 10 nights.

Her third album Clocks went straight to No. 1 in the Independent Irish Album Charts on its Irish release. It was voted ‘Best Album' in The Irish Times ‘Album of the Year' as voted by The Irish Times readers and it was also shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize. Julie is winner of the Choice Music Prize for ‘Irish Album of the Year' for her self-produced debut album 13 songs on which she played most of the instruments herself. Her second album pages was shortlisted for the Irish Album Of The Year prize and featured in '101 Irish Albums You Must Hear Before You Die' by Liberties Press.

In her live shows she combines her “mesmerizing stage presence and eccentric pop genius” (Hot Press) with her unquestionably original sound; and her innovative, avant-garde approach, while rooted in classical music, straddles both the pop and theatrical worlds. 

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Julie performs at St. Patrick's Eve on March 15th at 8pm

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Dolf Jansen

Dolf Jansen (25 juni 1963) is cabaretier, schrijver, muzikant, presentator en marathonloper. Hij start zijn cabaretcarrière met Hans Sibbel (Lebbis) in 1989 met succes wanneer hij aan het Leids Cabaret Festival meedoet. Daarna volgen vele uitverkochte cabaretprogramma's voor het duo Lebbis en Jansen, waaronder ook oudejaar programma's. De laatste jaren gaan de heren steeds meer hun eigen weg. Dolf maakte in het theater een serie solovoorstellingen, zoals ‘JansenPraat’ en ‘DolfDurft’. Eind 2008 'ECHT', een oudejaarsvoorstelling, en in 2009 'Altijd verder', een voorstelling gebaseerd op zijn boek over hardlopen. In 2010 volgde een speciaal eenmalig verkiezingsprogramma 'Uitslag' in de Kleine Komedie en sloot hij 2010 af met wederom een Oudejaarsvoorstelling. In 2011 ging hij de theaters langs met 'Als ik het niet doe, doet niemand het, en ook daar zal wel weer een reden voor zijn'. Een voorstelling in 3 verschillende vormen tot en met het voorjaar van 2012. Het najaar van 2012 stond hij op de planken met zijn Oudejaars2012 waarnaast hij op 12 september ook nog een actuele voorstelling maakte over de verkiezingsuitslag in de Kleine Komedie. 2013 is het jaar dat Dolf 50 geworden is en waar hij met zijn voorstelling TOPVORM op zoek gaat naar fysieke en psychische consequenties van deze leeftijd. In 2014 staat hij weer in de theaters met een Oudejaars voorstelling.


Dolf will talk about his Irish roots, impressions of and adventures in Ireland at St. Patrick's Eve on March 15th 2015 at 10pm. 

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Dolf performs at St. Patrick's Eve on March 15th at 10pm. 

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