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.

The Parisian Experience – Centre Culturel Irlandais

Its June and I’m honoured to be starting a three month residency at the stunning Centre Culturel Irlandais in beautiful Paris!  I thought I’d be finishing the concerto over the last 2-3 months, but instead found myself working around the … Continue reading

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Cill Rialaig Residency 2012 – Arriving

For the start of 2012, I was awarded a residency at the Cill Rialaig Project in a remote part of Co. Kerry called Ballinskelligs. I came down with the intention of spending a few weeks in seclusion writing trying to … Continue reading

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What the hell is a baby Concerto?

So, I’ve been writing away like a good thing and with Cora welcoming a little baby into the world, I got to thinking, what does a baby concerto look like? Well I figure it looks like a whole load of … Continue reading

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Tyrone Guthrie, a Concerto and a Lake

A few weeks ago, I made my way up to a beautiful little corner of Co. Monaghan and a few weeks later, found myself wishing I didn’t have to leave again. There are not enough words to describe the experience … Continue reading

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Videos and Concertos

Well, this Monday, I headed into the Irish National Concert Hall with a fresh haircut, ready to make a film…. or something like that… 🙂 We arranged a morning film shoot around the NCH and the Victorian era St. Stephens … Continue reading

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turning of the tides….

Its hard to describe the volatility of the creative mind, but let me at least try. I’ve been feeling so down on my writing for a few weeks that sometimes I wonder why I bother at all. I look at … Continue reading

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London and the Repercussions of Travel

Well, I spend a few days in London, taking some important meetings pertaining to the Concerto while catching up with some old friends. Its been a strange time.  I’m completely stressed out about my writing process. Its scary as hell … Continue reading

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