Harpist and composer Anne-Marie O'Farrell holds professional diplomas in many instruments along with international awards for original composition. An honours graduate of UCD, she was awarded a first class honours MA in Composition from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
She has composed for a variety of instrumental media and her compositions are featured on the higher examination grades of the Royal Conservatory in Canada, Trinity College London, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and the RIAM.
Her works have been performed by international artists including Ireland's National Chamber Choir, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers. She lectures in composition at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and has taught harp at Kylemore College Music Centre (CDETB) where she founded a thriving harp department.
She is regularly invited to give lecture recitals, workshops and masterclasses at international festivals in addition to acting as jury member for international harp competitions. As the leading exponent of the Irish or lever harp as a recital instrument, her development and expansion of its repertoire have led to performances and recordings for TV and radio throughout Europe, the USA, Scandinavia, Japan, Russia and Africa.
A prolific recording artist, she has released numerous recordings
including Just So Bach, Heads & Harps, Harping Bach to Carolan,
The Jig's Up, My Lagan Love and Double Strung with Cormac De
Barra. Anne-Marie is especially noted for the unique levering
techniques which she continues to develop on the harp, as a result
of which she was consultant to Salvi harpmakers on the design
of their Irish harp, the Livia.
Further information on Anne-Marie’s work as a composer is available via the following link: Contemporary Music Centre
Photo: Barry Regan, Icon Photography
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|SM0082 Prelude||P/L||Intermediate||Go to shop|
|SM0083 Passacaglia for Two Harps - Duet||P/L|
|SM0084 Chorale Variations on 'Deus Meus Adiuva Me'||P/L|
|SM0085 Carolan's Farewell to Music||P/L|
|SM0086 Prelude No.1 in C major (This edition is being replaced by SM0475)||P/L||Intermediate|
|SM0087 The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Duet||P/L|
|SM0088 The Knappogue Medley||P/L||Advanced|
|SM0089 The Night in Bethlehem||P/L||Intermediate|
|SM0090 The O'Farrell Collection Vol.1 Dance Music (first edition ring bound)||P/L||Mixed|
|SM0091 Chorale Variations on 'Blessed Are the Pure in Heart'||P/L||Int/Advanced|
|SM0092 Recuerdos de la Alhambra||P||Advanced|
|SM0093 Chorale Variations on 'Take My Life and Let it Be'||P/L||Intermediate|
|SM0094 J.S.Bach - Preludes Nos. 1 & 3 (withdrawn & replaced by SM0475)||L /(P)||Intermediate|
|SM0133 The O'Farrell Collection Vol.1 Dance Music (second edition - stapled)||P/L||Mixed|
|SM0253 Attétude (for solo pedal harp)||P||Intermediate|
|SM0294 Prelude from Lute Suite BWV 1006a - JS Bach||L||Intermediate|
|SM0475 The O'Farrell Collection
Vol. 2 A Baroque Bouquet
Includes ABRSM G4 work - Prelude No.1 in C major (previously SM0086)
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