Category Archives: Ciaran’s Ramblings

ram·bling (rmblng)
adj.
1. Often or habitually roaming; wandering.
2. Extended over an irregular area; sprawling: a large rambling country estate.
3. Lengthy and digressive: a rambling speech.

A Masterclass with David Lang

First Impressions Friday, Cora and myself had an opportunity to present the violin concerto to an audience in the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. I’ve never been in that room before. It was a nice … Continue reading

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An Audience at Annaghmakerrig

Poetry, painting and animation, conversations through lake walks, slushy runs in fresh snow….. What is not to love about February, in beautiful enchanting Annaghmakerrig? A creative space away from the world, frozen in time, surrounded by writers and artists bursting … Continue reading

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A December Surprise

A December Surprise Having spent several days sleeping longer than I’ve ever slept before and enjoying some creative rest, I am thankfully feeling more like myself again. I am amazed to say that as of December 1st, after a frantic … Continue reading

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A Lucid Dream of a Violin Concerto

So, I was having a restless sleep one night last week and the strangest thing happened – I was having a dream about the concerto. I was standing in front of an orchestra, feeling nervous about the rehearsal we were … Continue reading

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Summer in Paris: 10 Inspiring Things To Do

During my summer in Paris composing, I’ve been doing everything I can to try and accept whatever inspiration the city can provide. When I am not locked away in my room battling the frustration of trying to write some quality … Continue reading

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Artistic Adventures in Paris

An Exhibition at Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne Paris you are creation, blanketed in frustration. The search for magic, at angelic intervals, for pitched sentences of vibrating words, Console me with your wisdom…… I took the time a week ago, … Continue reading

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A Nobel Laureate at the Centre Culturel Irlandais

Paris you are my Milonguera, guiding me unnoticed through my slow steps, With a slight of hand and a subtle leaning, back and forth between feeble attempts to embrace the melonga, and the impossible task of avoiding the seduction of … Continue reading

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