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, Damien Kelly, Redbrick Duo, Katie McMahon, Cois Ceim, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, The Degani Ensemble, Concorde, and Codetta amongst others.
His latest venture is a music project entitled, ‘Opium Jazz’, and features some of Ireland’s top musicians. The first EP released under this project title was called, ‘Stealing Beauty’, (2018). A follow up EP released in 2020 with the same ensemble was called, ‘Willow’. Both EPs can be streamed from, www.opiumjazz.com. Full scores and parts are also available for download.