The Derravaragh Music Association

2022 - 2023


Although we are no longer required to request Covid Certificates, we are asking everyone that wishes to attend a concert to book in advance so we have a record. We are also requesting that during concerts and for the next few months, masks are worn out of courtesy to those that are potentially vulnerable. 

Dear Friends,  

Welcome to the Derravaragh Music Association website.

October 8th at 19.00 John O’Conor and Ailbhe McDonagh join forces to bring an intimate evening of cello and piano music. Performing sonatas by Beethoven and some glorious shorter works by Faurè, Chopin and McDonagh herself. Ailbhe will compose a new piece especially for this concert tour. This world premiere is written to celebrate John in his 75th birthday year. Booking open. Please book early to avoid disappointment as we expect great interest in this very special concert.




We are fortunate in that we have sufficient reserves to maintain the DMA for the coming months and of course are trying to keep any costs (IT, insurance, accounting fees, bank charges etc) as low as possible. However, as you most of you know, the DMA receives no public subsidy and we are wholly dependent on ticket sales and donations. Over the years, many of you have provided generous donations on an annual and ad hoc basis. Please if you can, continue to help us through your donations. We need to maintain a reserve and this year, will have to use it to pay for ongoing costs.

If you wish to continue to support us, please do so by bank transfer. Our bank details are as follows. Please use your name on the bank reference so we know who has provided the donation. 

Bank details:

Bank account Derravaragh Music Association  
IBAN - IE03BOFI 901853 85893724

The DMA Memory Book

In 2021, the DMA published a Memory Book, listing all concerts and music played since the first concert in 1987. The book has wonderful sketches from concerts at Tullynally drawn by the late Jeremy Williams. There are also several delightful short 'memories' from performers and audience members. Books are €10 each plus P&P at €3 per book and you can purchase them by contacting
If you have booked to attend a forthcoming concert, you can reserve books to collect saving you the cost of postage.  We are now operating our events as 'cashless' so we ask you email your order to in advance and pay into the DMA account directly and you can collect your books at the concert.      


2022 Concert schedule

  • October 8th John O'Conor and Ailbhe McDonagh
  • November 12th Solas Quartet with Ed Creedon, viola

Spring 2023 concert dates will be posted in October. 
We no longer send out information about concerts in the post, as all communications are now through email. Please send your email address to if you wish to receive updates about our concerts.


Patron: Valerie Pakenham

Chaired by: Jane Massy

Treasurer: John Farrell

Alex Chisholm, Joan Flood, Dawn Harmon, Michael McCann, Hugh Logan, Bridget Taylor, Octavia Tulloch, Susan Wiggins, Charney and Maire Weitzman.