It is with the deepest sadness that we mark the passing of our cherished friend and patron, Valerie Pakenham. She was instrumental in the setting up of the DMA and the most marvellous supporter over the many decades since 1987. She loved the concerts and hosting everyone at Tullynally, made many friends among the performers and she will be greatly missed by all. May she rest in peace.
Welcome to the Derravaragh Music Association website.
We have two concerts coming up at the end of Feb and end of March.
February 25th 2023 Musici Ireland. Beth McNinch (Viola), Jane Hackett (violin) and Vourneen Ryan (flute)
March 25th 2023 The Callino Quartet. The venue for both concerts will be St. Michael's Church, Castlepollard.
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 account Derravaragh Music Association
IBAN - IE03BOFI 901853 85893724
BIC - BOFIIE2DXXX
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and pay into the DMA account directly and you can collect your books at the concert.
2023 Concert schedule
Autumn 2023 concert dates will be posted later.
We no longer send out information about concerts in the post, as all communications are now through email. Please send your email address to email@example.com 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.