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 & 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.