COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE
Linda Buckley is RTÉ lyric fm's current Composer-in-Residence in association with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. The Head of the Station, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, has described her appointment as "...an exciting initiative in the creation of new music for lyric. Linda's compositional talent doesn't so much span as ignore in a very informed way the boundaries between the live acoustic sound of an orchestra and electronics."
CHOIRS FOR CHRISTMAS 2013
Share your choir’s festive carolling with the nation this Christmas in the 15th Choirs for Christmas Competition. Send in a recording of one Christmas work and bring your choir’s performance to a national audience! A selection of the submissions will be given airplay on Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime, The Music Box with Trish Taylor and on The Hamilton Scores with George Hamilton.
Every year as part of RTÉ lyric fm’s Choirs for Christmas competition, there is a special prize for the best performance of a new carol composed by lyric’s Composer in Residence. This year, the carol was written by Linda Buckley and music students from Ballyphehane Presentation School. (Pictured: 6th Year Students, Ballyphehane Presentation School with their music teacher Anne Dunphy and RTÉ lyric fm Composer in Residence Linda Buckley.)
WINNER OF THE 2013 RTÉ lyric fm / IMRO COMPOSITION BURSARIES ANNOUNCED
RTÉ lyric fm is pleased to announce that it will award bursaries of €800 each to Sebastian Adams (Dublin) and Darragh Kearns-Hayes (Cork) to compose a 5-8 minute work for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.