Gavin Ring - baritone and Fiachra Garvey - piano

Saturday 9th April 2022


We are delighted to announce that we were able to re-schedule this concert to April 9th at 19.00. A huge thanks to both performers for their efforts to arrange a re-scheduled performance.  Thanks

Hailing from Cahersiveen in County Kerry, Irish tenor Dr Gavan Ring studied at the Schola Cantorum at St Finian’s College Mullingar before reading education and music at Dublin City University. An alumnus of the National Opera Studio in London, Gavan is also the first opera singer and the youngest graduate to complete doctoral studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Gavan’s ground-breaking doctoral research on Robert O’Dwyer’s Irish language opera Eithne led to the work's first performance in 107 years.
Concert highlights include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival under Sir Simon Rattle, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Royal Festival Hall under Sir Mark Elder and the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Prinzregententheater under Keri Lynn-Wilson. Recital work includes regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM plus appearances at Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Ludlow English Song Festival collaborating with pianists such as Simon Lepper, Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Sholto Kynoch and Iain Burnside. Opera highlights include leading roles at Opéra Royal de Versailles, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Garsington Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and Opera Holland Park.

Fiachra Garvey graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2013 with 1st class honours and distinction in the MA in Music Performance. This follows a 1st class honours B.A. in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2011 and a 1st class honours DipMus (performance and teaching) from the RIAM in 2008.

Recent highlights include the first solo recital at Google Dublin, a series of solo and two piano recitals in Japan, a tour of China performing solo, chamber music and giving masterclasses, as well as appearances at Spoleto Festival Italy, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin in the Fields, Brighton Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Wigmore Hall London and The Geneva Festival, Switzerland.

Fiachra is the Founder and Artistic Director of the West Wicklow Festival, Ireland, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dublin International Piano Competition.



Caro mio ben - Giordani
Vaga luna - Bellini
Where ere you walk - Handel from Semele
Il mio Tesoro - Mozart from Don Giovanni

Polonaise op 44 “Tragic” - Chopin (10mins)

La Donna e mobile - Verdi from Rigoletto
Kuda, kuda - Tchaikovsky from Eugene Onegin
E lucevan le stelle - Puccini from Tosca


Adelaide - Beethoven
Ganymed - Schubert
Le manoir de Rosemonde - Duparc
Silent Noon - Vaughan Williams

Polonaise op 53 “Heroic” - Chopin (6mins)

Maria - Bernstein from Westside Story
Bring him home - Boubil and Schonberg from Les Misérables

She is far from the land - Moore
The Minstrel Boy - Moore

Encore: Ah mes amis! - Donizetti from La fille du régiment

Book Tickets

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

  • February 18th (18.00) - Gavan Ring (Baritone) and Fiachra Garvey (piano)

  • February 19th (15.30) - RIAM Young Performers at Tullynally 

  • March 26th - ConTempo Quartet with Christopher Marwood (cello) 

Autumn concert dates will be posted in July
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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.