Previous Shows

  • 27th Oct @ National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
    RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

    An Evening with Eimear Quinn and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra

    Eimear Quinn's haunting, ethereal sound won the hearts of millions with her 1996 Eurovision Song Contest winning performance of Brendan Graham's 'The Voice'. As a best-selling recording artist and performer, her highly distinctive sound and her interpretations inspire. In this her first collaboration with the RTÉ NSO, she will embrace a span of repertoire ranging from the Irish tradition to the contemporary.

    This unique evening includes the fragile beauty of Thomas Moore's Silent o Moyle, Sean O'Riada's Mná na hÉireann, Brendan Graham's haunting Cruchán na bPáiste and Eimear's own setting of In Paradisum. With the innovative Dublin Laptop Orchestra - who "make music with lots of laptops, hands, golf controllers, a wireless router, and anyone that plays.. anything" and who aims "to bring some theatricality and 'physical presence' into electronic music performance" with a focus on folk music - she will perform the world premiere of Emma O'Halloran's Whisper City, 'taking inspiration from the American podcast show and exploring the 'secret music' of Dublin streets.

    Orchestral works include the power and poetry of Aloys Fleischmann'S Na Ceithre Máistirí (Réamhcheol) and Séan Ó Riada stirring Olynthiac Overture, The Banks of Sulan, Seoladh na nGamhan (The Herding of the Calves) and the world premiere of Alex Dowling's Very Pointy, featuring the Dublin Laptop Orchestra.

    RTE National Symphony Orchestra

  • 30th Aug @ Culture Tech, Derry City, N. Ireland
    cultureTECH Festival

    A four day festival of digital culture and technology taking place in Derry, N. Ireland Aug 29th-Sep 1st, 2012

    Four days of electric keynotes, electronic orchestras, workshops, secret screenings, DJs, showcases, digital arts installations, culture hacks, music performances, parties, digital busking, a few quiet pints, a monster games tournament and a warm Derry welcome.

    The DubLork concert is free but booking is required for other events.

    Culture Tech Derry

  • 13th July 8pm @ The Factory, Studio One, 35A Barrow Street, D4

    Yurodny featuring Dan Trueman and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra

    SCI-LENS is to tradition what silence is to sound.

    Featuring a world leader in the field of computer music, a laptop orchestra and the nine exceptional musicians of the Yurodny Ensemble, SCI-LENS involves the design and building of new gestural interfaces; physical and virtual electronics for the translation of traditional music from around the world into contemporary language and an exploration of the current meaning of sound in space.

    SCI-LENS is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Project Awards 2011 in association with the UCD Imagine Science and Film Festival, Imagine Science NYC and Diatribe Records, Dublin.

    Tickets €10 / €8

    Yurodny Ensemble

  • 30th May 6pm @ Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
    New music::new Ireland Salon

    The Contemporary Music Centre has joined forces with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra for its next new music::new Ireland salon, which takes place 6pm – 7pm, Wednesday, 30 May 2012, National Concert Hall. The Dublin Laptop Orchestra will present 4 works by members David Collier, Saramai Leech, Rachel Ní Chuinn, Jenn Kirby.

    This will be the premiere for Saramai Leech’s Playroom and Rachel Ní Chuinn’s Quatrain. Quatrain is inspired by Samuel Beckett's work Quad. Jenn Kirby’s Two Point Oh was premiered earlier this year at the CMC Student New Music Marathon, held in the DIT, March 2012. David Collier’s Smacht was previously performed at Smock Alley Theatre with musicians from This Is How We Fly.

    David Collier | Smacht (2011) 6’
    Saramai Leech | Playroom (2012) 8’
    Rachel Ní Chuinn | Quatrain (2012) 8’
    Jenn Kirby | Big Scary Numbers (2012) 7’

    Admission Free | Booking Recommended | tel: 01 417 0000 |

    Contemporary Music Society

  • 22nd May 7pm @ The Printing House, Trinity College Dublin
    DU Music Society Presents the Dublin Laptop Orchestra

    Ladies and gentlemen, DU Music Society presents a free concert with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Ireland's hottest new electronic music group! Come along for an amazing musical experience in TCD Engineering's Printing House.
    No booking required but it is advised to arrive early.
    This concert is kindly supported by the TCD Visual and Performing Arts Fund

    DU Music Society Concert

  • 5th Apr 7:30pm @ National Concert Hall Main Auditorium, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
    DubLork will feature as special guests in Free State 7

    Dublin Laptop Orchestra will 'duet' with Crash Ensemble on Alex Dowling’s 'Recommended by Dentists'.

    Free State is Crash Ensemble’s annual concert of up-and-coming composers. Selecting the most vibrant new music Ireland has to offer from over 100 open-submission entries, Free State 7 introduces you to the talented new names to watch out for.

    Since Free State’s inception in 2006 Crash Ensemble have showcased works from composers who have gone on to become leading lights of the Irish New Music scene: among them, Ed Bennett, Linda Buckley, Julie Feeney, Garrett Sholdice, and Andrew Hamilton.

    Tickets: €20/€15 Bookings: or phone 01 417 0000
    Crash Ensemble Free State 7
  • 30th March 7pm @ The Market Studios, Corner Halston Street / Mary's Lane, Dublin 7
    Livestock Mad March

    Dublin Laptop Orchestra are performing at Livestock's bimonthly live art event which incorporates performance art, song, dance and sound based work. This event encourages performers from any discipline and experience level to present new ideas to a live audience.


  • 16th March 7:30pm @ Royal Hiberian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2
    DubLork performing as part of the St. Patrick's Festival

    Dublin Laptop Orchestra are performing with violinist Katie House.
    This event is free but you must register in advance here

    St. Patrick's Festival

  • 9th March 3pm @ DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin 6
    DubLork performing at the Contemporary Music Centre New Music Marathon in DIT

    The annual event of new music by student composers and performers takes place in the theatre of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin 6, from 10:30am – 6:30pm, on Friday 9 March 2012.

    An eclectic mix of new instrumental, electroacoustic/acousmatic, mixed-media and live electronic pieces will feature in several concerts programmed throughout the day. The concerts are programmed by Glen Austin, composer and PhD candidate at DIT and Dr Kerry Houston, Head of Department of Academic Studies, DIT, and will feature composition and performance students from, among others, the University of Ulster, Magee (Derry); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); NUI Maynooth; University of Limerick (UL); and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. A panel discussion on developing relationships between composers and performers will also take place as part of the day.

    Free entry
    Contemporary Music Centre DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
  • 21st January @ The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2
    DubLork performing at the inaugural concert of the
    Music Composition Centre at Trinity College Dublin.

    Also performing are Crash Ensemble and Ensemble Avalon.
    The Music Composition Centre at Trinity College will be officially launched on January 21st, 2012 in the Samuel Beckett Theatre at TCD. Inaugural address by renowned composer Bill Whelan, Adjunct Professor of Music Composition.

  • 11th December 8pm @ Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

    Dublin Laptop Orchestra featuring Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
    with dancer Nic Gareiss and special guests

    Dublin Laptop Orchestra – bring “the physicality and energy of acoustic music to electronic performance.” (Journal of Music)

    Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – “the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad” (Irish Echo)

    Nic Gareiss – “mesmerizing... a whirling dervish in tap shoes” (Bay City Times)

    In collaboration with some of the most exciting musicians in traditional Irish music, the Dublin Laptop Orchestra are delighted to present a unique concert of new music at Smock Alley Theatre. The concert will feature a series of completely new pieces that combine Irish traditional music with live electronics. Laptops will be used to create complex rhythms and virtual droning fiddle strings, controllers will manipulate sound and allow it to blend with musicians in real-time, and the sounds of the performers themselves will even be used as raw material for completely improvised creations. This collaboration aims to infuse Irish traditional music with some of the potential that moderntechnology offers. Definitely not to be missed!

    This collaboration was made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council’s Deis Fundfor the Traditional Arts and the Trinity College Provost’s Fund for the Visual & Performing Arts.

    Tickets: €10
    Tickets also available at the door on the night
    Smock Alley Theatre

  • 30th October 3pm @ The Glasshouse, Swan Point, Sligo
    Dublin Laptop Orchestra to perform at Sligo Live

    Sligo Live Sessions is a national festival celebrating traditional, roots and acoustic music. Now in its sixth year, it has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland. Sligo Live Sessions is a modern continuation of a long and distinguished musical heritage going back hundreds and maybe thousands of years. It has been shown that the first inhabitants came to Sligo over five thousand years ago and who would bet that the incredable beauty of Sligo did not inspire them to sing, dance and play music! As another famous Sligoman, W.B.Yeats said in his poem 'The Fiddler of Dooney' "The merry love to fiddle and the merry love to dance"

    Dublin Laptop Orchestra at Sligo Live

  • 22nd October 7:15pm @ Dublin Contemporary, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
    Sonic Pop-up

    This super special event draws together an incredible line-up of exceptional contemporary Irish musicians in live response to a selection of artwork exhibited at Dublin Contemporary. Produced by Kate Ellis in association with Dublin Contemporary. Featuring Iarla O’Lionaird, Dermot Dunne, The Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Linda Buckley, Laura Sheeran, Nick Roth & Keith Lindsay and Kate Ellis

  • 24th 5pm and 25th 3pm September @ The Pearse Centre
    Floor It

    Sound is a physical thing and it touches you softly. Lie on your back, close your eyes and open your ears. You are at the centre of an orbiting planet, twisting, churning and grinding through life as we know it. Things are falling from outer space and somewhere a witch doctor is exorcising begrudgery and cynicism. Get your bearings, you'll have to learn the beat as we step on the accelerator and take you for a ride.

    Take the snoring out of lying down and join us in this interactive musical experience.
    Come early or stay late to have a go on installations running before and after the performances.

  • 9th September - 8.30pm @ The Joinery
    The Joinery Chamber Concert Series 2 - The Earpiece Collective and Dublin Laptop Orchestra

    Ranging from the classical to the contemporary, the series will present the work of both emerging and established composers in an informal, experimental setting. Performances will include electronic and acoustic music, spoken word, voice and instrumental improvisation alongside composed works.

  • 25th August - 8pm @ Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
    DubLork with Irish Composers' Collective

    This concert will perform contemporary electronic works and improvisation by Bryan Dunphy, Francis Heery, Alex Dowling, Piaras Hoban, Donal MacErlaine and Dennis Wyers.

    Presented by The Irish Composers' Collective

    Irish Composers' Collective