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The RTE release of Deirdre Gribbin's major orchestral works, VENUS BLAZING (performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland), had it's London launch at Wilton's Music Hall on Friday, 29 January 2010.

ANAHORISH, a setting of a poem by Seamus Heaney, premiered at the Whitla Hall, Belfast and given to Heaney as a present on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Queen's University, Belfast, 2 December 2008.


Deirdre Gribbin's new one woman opera Crossing the Sea was performed at Wilton's Music Hall  as part of The China Now Festival 2008.

"If she ever writes another opera as haunting as Crossing The Sea, she-and we-will be lucky". Richard Morrison, The Times.  Click here for full review.

Tuesday 5th of July 2005
Cheltenham Music Festival
St Swithans Quenington Parish Church
Mariane Thorsen Violin, Paul Watkin Cello
GRIBBIN Seen through it
New commission Premiere

Thursday 9th of June 2005
Concorde Ensemble - Dublin
Venue: National Gallery of Ireland
Concorde Ensemble; Jane O'Leary, conductor
GRIBBIN To Bathe Her Body in Whiteness

Saturday 11th of June 2005
Concorde Ensemble - London
Venue: Wiltons Music Hall
Concorde Ensemble; Jane O'Leary, conductor
GRIBBIN To Bathe Her Body in Whiteness


"Less a terrestial concert than an interstellar event"
The Guardian

Venus Blazing Tour featuring Gribbin’s violin concerto with Ernst Kovacic, and The Britten Sinfonia conductor Pierre-Andre Valade, produced by Lou Stein Associates for The Contemporary Music Network CMN with lighting by Bruce Springsteen’s lighting designer Jeff Ravitz. 2005


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"Deirdre Gribbin's new violin concerto, Venus Blazing, is less a terrestrial concert than an interplanetary event."

Alfred Hickling
02.02 The Guardian