The WhistleBlast Quartet CONOR LINEHAN, KENNETH EDGE, MARY CURRAN and OONAGH KEOGH is a talented team of performers and teachers located in Ireland. We offer a wide range of musical experiences including performances for any occasion, workshop programmes for young people and adults. Our wonderful composers Ken and Conor can arrange ANY piece of music from a full orchestral score to a simple piano solo –Bach to Bond to Burt Bacharach Book us now to reserve Ireland's highly accomplished musical team for your event.
The WhistleBlast Quartet’s National Concert Hall Family Concert Series has been a massive success in 2014 through to 2018 with most of our concerts selling out well in advance!
Composition Programme 2019: The Greatest Challenge!
WhistleBlast Nationwide Student Tour 2019: The Greatest Challenge is our composition programme for 2019 and it has been created by approximately 120 students nationwide during several months of workshops culminating in these fabulous performances:
Monday 29 April Siamsa Tíre, Tralee at 6pm.
Friday 3 May The Studio,The National Concert Hall, Dublin at 6pm.Friday 10 May Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo at 6pm.FREE. Booking essential through your local school or at whistleblastquartet@gmail .com
Funded by the Arts Council Ireland, Mayo Co Council, Blackshell Farm Ltd, venues and school contributions. - please click here for the details in full!
See our feature in the Irish Times this May by clicking here!
Above is a video of our hugely successful final concert last year in the Free Masons Hall Dublin. Well done to all the young composers involved!
A Whistle and a Blast for Your Class
Fantastic WhistleBlast Publication and Training Courses. Book yourself in for 2nd - 6th July 9.30-2.30 in National Concert Hall. View booklet here:
Listen to us playing live at the Freemason Hall in January 2018!
The WhistleBlast Quartet held their first ever family festival in Belmullet in Hallowe'en on 2015. It was a huge success and featured guests such as Finghin Collins and the Kieran Munnelly Trio. To learn more and visit the webste click here. RTE captured some of the fun for Winning Streak as you can see from the video on the left!
Our New Venture! BUILD AN ORCHESTRA IN THE WORKPLACE!
With all their experience WhistleBlast are adding a NEW venture called Music in the Workplace! The Irish Times published this article in February, "Who wants to play music at work?" about this new and exciting project. WhistleBlast can provide any organisation with the instruments and personalised tools to create an ORCHESTRA and CHOIR to facilitate any group of adults with or without musical experience. CONTACT US NOW. Motivate your workforce with this brilliant programme!
We have a wide range of teaching, compositional and performance programmes to suit all ages. Have a look through our programmes and see how we can enhance your musical world. We are trained and experienced in relating to and inspiring young people through fun filled, well organized sessions and live performances. Everyone is included and involved equally. Our programmes are known to inspire young people in a music culture to either begin or develop their journey in instrument playing, singing and the joy of performance.
Listen to us!
Have a listen to our mini-symphonic sounds!
Youth Initiative-Original Composition with Ballinrobe Community School
RTE Documentary with Knockrooskey National School