"Laoise O'Brien's mesmerising skill..." The Irish Times
Laoise O'Brien is an award winning musician with twenty years
professional performance experience. During this time she has
managed, produced and delivered multiple performances, tours,
festivals & events. Since 2011 she has been active as a music
producer, producing first her own albums, and later large-scale
projects involving diverse genres and large forces.
Laoise's background is in early music but she is equally at home in
classical (both instrumental and vocal), traditional and folk idioms.
Her skill-set includes: project management, programming,
score reading, studio supervision, music editing, and art-work
Laoise runs a music production company, Jiggery Pokery
Productions in collaboration with sound engineer, Ben Rawlins.
As a performer, Laoise is in regular demand and has appeared as a
soloist and guest musician with numerous ensembles including the
Irish Chamber Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra, National
Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Opera Theatre Company,
Vanbrugh Quartet, Resurgam, Sestina, The Irish Consort,
Camerata Kilkenny, The Gregory Walkers, and is one half of the
duo, Temenos with clarinetist, Paul Roe.
She has been involved in the design and delivery of programmes for
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Galway Early Music Festival, East Cork Early
Music Festival, Killaloe Chamber Music Festival, MusicTown,
The Ark Children's Cultural Centre, Culture Night, LoveLive Music,
Music Network, Music Generation, Dublin Institute of Technology,
The Heritage Council, and RTÉ.
Laoise is the featured artist of the hugely popular Kaleidoscope
Night series for the 2018/2019 season.
Laoise lectures at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin.
She has previously lectured in the CIT Cork School of Music and is
regularly invited to examine, adjudicate and deliver workshops in
institutes around the country.