CSM Student Ferdia Ó Cairbre – A Talented Composer

I am delighted to congratulate CSM student Ferdia Ó Cairbre whose latest composition Quicksilversong was performed by Chamber Choir Ireland over the summer.

The piece sets a quote from Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake’ to music.

The quote is:

Wondering was it hebrew set to himmeltones or the quicksilversong of qwaternions: his troubles may be over but his doubles have still to come.

Ferdia began his musical studies with CSM at 2 years of age. He is now 18 and is preparing for his Leaving Certificate.

His theoretical studies with CSM over the years provided the very necessary skills to develop his creative talents as a composer and if you listen to this piece, I think you will agree that he is certainly a rising talent and certainly a composer / performer to watch in the future.

You can listen to his fine composition and performance by clicking on the link below and Ferdia speaks too about his inspiration for the work: