Laoise O'Brien

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"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 and 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


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 management.

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,

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 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.