Limerick Arts Office are delighted to work with RTÉ lyric fm again in 2023 to bring the concerts to The Full Score Programme with Liz Nolan. 

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series- a recital platform for top Irish and international artistry, which today reaches out to a global audience. Since its inception, this endeavour has attracted a remarkable roster of classical musicians to All Saints Church, Castleconnell. And this season, we welcome another starry array of performers for the highest calibre chamber recital. 

To open the season, we welcome one of the most exciting young voices on today’s opera circuit. Mezzo-soprano Aebh Kelly dazzled distinguished jurors at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, where she was awarded 2nd prize. Her Castleconnell recital offers a rare chance to hear Aebh perform at home – a recital of pure star power, as Aebh is joined at the piano by distinguished song pianist Dearbhla Collins. 

For a top-tier solo showcase, we’re thrilled to welcome British pianist Leon McCawley on his return visit to the Series. An internationally acknowledged master across Classical and Romantic repertoire, what an experience his recital promises to be – with McCawley’s subtle mastery of style and expression, and the warm generosity of his live performance, simply unmissable. 

While for their début Castleconnell performance, we’ve two fast-rising Irish stars. Clarinettist Cathal Killeen and pianist Órán Halligan are each previous winners at the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Competition. In addition to their solo careers, Killeen and Halligan have won wide acclaim for their recital partnership, with its fine balance of refinement and dynamism. 

Liz Nolan 

Liz Nolan hails from Dublin, and trained in voice, oboe, and piano at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Royal Irish Avademy of Music. Following a degree in English literature (TCD Hons.) and M.Phil in Music (DIT/TCD), Liz was appointed academic lecturer and singing teacher at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. A H.Dip. in Arts Administration (UCD) led to Liz’s appointment as Education & Outreach Officer at the Association of Irish Choirs. In 2001 RTÉ lyric fm beckoned, where Liz has presented a wealth of key shows including Classic Drive, A World of Song and Lunchtime Classics. Alongside her work on strand radio, Liz has researched and presented numerous acclaimed arts features, which have received international broadcast. She is a familiar face at the National Concert Hall and other prestigious venues, where she MCs and curates a wide range of concerts and recitals. 

Liz now presents The Full Score, 1-4pm weekdays on 96-99 RTÉ lyric fm: unabridged masterworks featuring live recordings from the world’s great concert halls, along with new cd releases. 

More information on our Events Calendar

Live at All Saints Church, Castleconnell 

All concerts begin at 8pm. 

Aebh Kelly & Dearbhla Collins 

29th August 2023 

Leon McCawley 

26th September 2023 

Cathal Killeen & Órán Halligan 

24th October 2023 

NSQF, Navarra Quartet 

28th November 2023 

Concert Tickets €15/Concessions €10 (Student/Senior/Group of 5+) 

Online prebooking recommended: Box Office (061 953 400) 

Further information 

Limerick Arts Office, Merchants Quay, Limerick 

t: 061 556 370 e: @LimerickArts