EDJC 2023 > Identity, Belonging, Memory and Loss after the Holocaust, Emigration and Displacement.

Identity, Belonging, Memory and Loss after the Holocaust, Emigration and Displacement.

Maja Elliott -Voice, Piano, Violin,

Sam Wright – Double Bass

Dylan Gully – Clarinet

This will be a unique concert featuring new compositions by Maja Elliott mixed with a variety of Jewish music on the theme of memory, loss and exile. Outstanding musicians Elliott and Sam Wright will be joined by Dylan Gully, a much sought after musician of Jewish music in Brussels and France.

The premiere of Maja Elliott’s new work Hanna Suite for double bass and clarinet will have Sephardic songs, Morenika and Los Bilbilicos (the nightingales) interwoven around the movements of the suite. Dedicated to her friend Hanna, it is about love, memory, loss, memory and identity.

Maja will also perform Meraviglia, her composition based on the Balkans 11/8 rhythm. It’s as if as Balkans music meets jazz and the atmospheric quality of Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells.

The concert will include two short piano pieces written by renowned Polish Jewish composer Alexander Tansman who dedicated the works to his friends Rubinstein and Ravel.

Maja Elliott trained as a concert pianist in the Guildhall School of Music, London. She’s performed worldwide and her compositions are regularly played on Lyric FM. In 2021 she was the musician in residence for Music Network’s Dun Laoghaire Artist Residency.

Sam Wright is one of Ireland’s finest bass players, playing both electric and double bass. He is invited to play in all the major festivals in Ireland.

Dylan Gully is a clarinet player from Brittany. He has been exploring Balkan, Jewish, Mediterranean and world music within various ensembles and collaborations and has recorded nine albums. He played with the Krupnik ensemble in Brussels for the last 15 years.

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Date Start Date: 29/08/2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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3 Walworth Road Dublin 8,
Dublin, Ireland




The Irish Jewish Museum

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