What is Hidden Pianos?
The Hidden Pianos Series is a new, incredibly intimate performance experience. The idea of collaboration is central to this series as we take the piano to places it has never been before, to hidden places, often forgotten, that are full of history and are bursting to be shared. Through performance and story-telling Máire will take you on a musical voyage with an eclectic, adventurous programme.
What type of music is on the programme?
All sorts. Máire loves to play music by composers who are dead and alive, female and male! There is something for everyone to enjoy. The best bit is that you'll hear about each piece before its played and Máire will share her experience of it with you .
Tell us about the new music being composed for The Hidden Pianos Series
For every unique Hidden Pianos event, Máire will compose a piece which is inspired by the location. For Hidden Pianos: Beneath the Quays, Máire composed 'Radharc an Chuain' meaning In sight of the Harbour which was inspired by Dublin Port and the longing of return home after a long journey. For Hidden Pianos: Chords Along the Canal she composed 'Fan Tamaill' meaning Stay a While which was inspired by the grand canal and Patrick Kavanagh's statue.
When is the next Hidden Pianos event?
The next event in the Hidden Pianos calender is Hidden Pianos: Between Hallways. There are two shows taking place on April 6th, 2019 at 6 p.m. & at 8 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/hidden-pianos-between-hallways-tickets-56038637072?ref=ebtn
What is The Hidden Pianos Workshop?
Máire has recently been announced as a winner of the 2018 Small Grants scheme under the Docklands Arts Fund. The objective of the Docklands Arts Fund is to enhance and develop the appreciation of quality art experiences in the Docklands area. As part of this project Máire will be taking The Hidden Pianos Series to primary schools in the Docklands. She will work with students to engage and encourage them to explore music, and together compose a piece using their individual musical and lyrical ideas. www.businesstoarts.ie/2018-small-grants-scheme-recipients-announced-under-the-docklands-arts-fund/
Where can l hear more about Hidden Pianos?
Hidden Pianos has been featured in The Irish Times Magazine (We love section) and it has also recently been featured on Irish Tatler: irishtatler.com/hidden-pianos
Will there be more Hidden Pianos events planned?
Yes! Keep checking www.HiddenPianos.com and follow Máire on Instagram for details on events, school projects and family workshops.
Hidden Pianos: Between Hallways
Taking place at 14 henrietta Street, Dublin
April 6th, 2019