Lucy was appointed in May 2015 as UK/Ireland Manager for the US vocal quartet New York Polyphony. This incredible group of four male singers, founded in 2006, have already made an impact on audiences both at home and in mainland Europe and the UK with their albums, “Times go by Turns” (2013) and "Sing Thee Nowell" (2014) receiving GRAMMY® nominations in the Best Chamber Music/ Small Ensemble Performance category.
For further information on New York Polyphony – www.newyorkpolyphony.com/about/
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An experienced choral singer – Lucy has been a member of the Irish vocal group Anúna since moving to Dublin in 1998. With the group she has toured to the USA, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Morocco and the Canary Islands.
She is featured also as a soloist on Anúna's sixteen albums and on the PBS television special Celtic Origins. Lucy is also the Education Co-ordinator for Anúna, leading workshops with the group's Director, Michael McGlynn and is responsible for managing the Anúna International Summer School, which now runs annually.
Lucy has worked as a workshop leader specialising in choral singing. Her work focuses on the physical aspects of singing – encouraging singers to understand their body as an instrument.
In this field of work she has taken workshops with choirs and singers in the following contexts:
- National Concert Hall, Dublin (for choral singers and orchestral musicians)
- Music Network (continuing professional development for community musicians)
- as Education Co-ordinator for Anúna at De Doelen, Rotterdam, Theater de Willem, Papendrecht, Muzeval, Emmen, (the Netherlands), Expo Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Wallace High School, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Lucy is the vocal coach for the boys and girls choirs of Saint Bartholomew's Church Choir in Dublin.
Working each week with the children in small groups she focuses her work on how they sing and helping them to understand their role as musicians in a liturgical setting.
Lucy also works as a private vocal coach for professional singers.
Music Education Manager
As Education and Community Outreach Manager at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Lucy was responsible for a number of innovative music education projects, involving professional musicians working in primary and secondary schools across Ireland, all the major third level music institutions and with specific community groups. Two of these projects, (Mahler's Musicians and Music in the Docklands) were winners of Business2Arts Awards.
With the belief that access to music should be available to all, at whatever level, geographic location, or age, the projects Lucy managed engaged fully with the community to achieve this.
Specific groups, those with physical and mental disabilities, young people with Asperger's Syndrome and autism and older people with dementia and Alzheimer's were also part of the programme.
ESB/National Concert Hall – In Tune Music Residencies
Featuring 32 residencies around Ireland working in primary and secondary schools with professional orchestral musicians and composers.
Working with the residents on the islands of Inishbofin, Inishturk and Clare Island on composing and performing their own music.
A composition project featuring musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra working in disadvantaged schools in Dublin's inner city.
Winner of a Business2Arts Award.
A project in collaboration with the Education Department of the Royal Festival Hall in London, pairing schools in Dublin and London inner city areas – each pair of schools hosting the others in their respective cities and working together on a joint compositional project.