Ciarán Farrell was born in Dublin and studied at Trinity College Dublin, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He has worked with and received commissions from the BBC, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Performing Groups, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, Craig Ogden, The Smith Quartet, Gerard McChrystal, John Feeley, Feeley/Dowdall duo, Katie McMahon, Cois Ceim, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, The Degani Ensemble, Concorde, and Codetta amongst others. Farrell’s recent works for solo guitar include Skeletons in the Cupboard, Songs for Guitar and Travel Pieces, and the EP collaboration with guitarist Damien Kelly entitled, Jolt, which was released internationally on iTunes, reached #1 in the Irish classical iTunes charts.
His latest venture is a music project entitled, ‘Opium Jazz’. It features some of Ireland’s top musicians, and the first EP released under this project title is called, ‘Stealing Beauty’. It can be streamed from, www.opiumjazz.com, and full scores and parts are also available for download. A second, follow up EP to this is also currently in the works, and due for release some time in 2020.
Further information on Ciarán Farrell can be found at www.ciaranfarrell.com