Dublin, Ireland, December 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Composer Ciarán Farrell and guitar virtuoso Damien Kelly launched their new album, “New Frontiers,” on Friday 7th December at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. It follows their EP “Jolt” which reached No.1 in the Irish classical iTunes charts when it was released last December. The thirteen tracks on the album include unique new music for bottleneck slide and also music for guitar with digital delay. Sheet music for the entire album will also be included on the CD.
Ciarán Farrell hails from Dublin and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997 with an honours degree in music. He has received commissions from the BBC, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Performing Groups, Craig Ogden, The Smith Quartet, Gerard McChrystal, John Feeley, Feeley/Dowdall duo, Katie McMahon, Concorde, Cois Ceim, Irish Modern Dance Theatre and Codetta amongst others. Ciarán has also worked on numerous TV/Film productions including the internationally broadcast series Divine Magic and Eyes on the World. His works have been performed and broadcast globally.
Damien Kelly is one of Ireland's foremost guitarists and has been playing guitar since the age of eleven. In 2009 he completed a MMus in performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music in Dublin and he also spent 12 years studying guitar with Marion Hyland at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has won all the major competitions in Ireland for classical guitar including the contemporary music cup and the senior guitar competiton. He has also won numerous awards and scholarships from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in both guitar and piano.