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The Best of the Midlands

Charles Marshall, organ
Ellen Reilly, violin
Adele O'Dwyer, cello

Charles Marshall is from Portlaoise and lives in Tullamore. He studied organ with Shane Brennan, Peter Hurford and David Adams. He has a Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has performed both in Ireland and abroad. He is Director of Music and organist at St Ann's Church, Dawson St, Dublin, and Acting Director of Music of the Dublin Male Voice Choir. He is also a researcher and performer of the Japanese traditional lute known as the satsumabiwa.

Adele O'Dwyer, born in the US, began her musical studies at the age of seven in Chicago. With a long and varied career as performing artist, chamber musician, composer and educator, Adele possesses a wealth of experience from many diverse angles and musical perspectives. From her early orchestral training with the Chicago Civic Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Training Orchestra, mentorships with international soloists such as Zara Nelsova, Janos Starker and Lynn Harrell and chamber music coaching with the Juilliard String Quartet, Adele has played extensively as an orchestral musician on both sides of the Atlantic holding both leadership and section positions in the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony of Ireland, Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Opera Theatre Company as well as and a number of festival chamber orchestras both in Ireland and in the US. Possessing a love for a wide diversity of musics, Adele has performed and recorded with such well-known artists as Michael O’Suillibhean, DeDannan, Liam O’Flynn and Jimmy MacCarthy. Adele holds certifications from Northwestern University (Chicago), the Dalcroze Institute (New York City), Kodaly Institute (Hungary) and from UCLA-Screen Training Ireland as well as an MA in Classical String Performance from the University of Limerick and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the King’s Inns. Currently living in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Adele is Music Director of the Tullamore Classical Music School. Adele plays a Colin Irving cello built in 1982.

Ellen Reilly is 13 years old and is from Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. She has been studying under Adele O'Dwyer in Tullamore for 8 years. Ellen loves performing and has had the privilege of playing with the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, Dermot Dunne and Roy Holmes. She has also performed chamber music with her own sisters. She competed in the ESB Feis Ceoil for the first time in 2016, and won the Kitsy Franklin Cup at the 2016 Sligo Feis Ceoil. She takes a significant interest in Irish traditional music, and has won the Bermingham Family Cup in 2012 as well as thee All-Ireland medals between 2014 and 2015.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Fugue in D minor BWV 680

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

Cello Concerto in G, G.480

- Allegro

- Adagio

- Allegro

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Toccata prima

André Caplet (1878-1925)

Adagio pour violon et orgue

Joachim Raff (1822-1882)


Tibor Pikéthy (1884-1972)

Toccata, op. 33

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Fugue in A flat minor, WoO 8

Fernand Halpen (1872-1917)

Andante Religioso d'apres un thème Hebraique

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Elegie, op. 24

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Finale, from Symphony no. 6

Performer photo
Charles Marshall
Adele O'Dwyer