UCD’s Music Society has wrapped up its new series of ‘Lunchtime Concert Series’ this year in preparation for their ‘End of Semester Recital’, sovaldi occurring in April.

The series of lunch recitals are aimed at encouraging live music on campus, cheap bringing in professional performers to give recitals as well as UCD students.

Ruth O’Mahony Brady, Auditor of the Music Society believes that they give student musicians “a platform to perform for their peers in a comfortable setting … we cater for all instruments and abilities”.

The recitals have been running intermittently, since the society was re-established after a long period of inactivity.

The primary focus of the series and the ‘Music Society Open Mic Night’ events are all aimed, according to O’Mahony Brady, “to encourage a greater sense of ‘live’ music taking place on campus”.

This ideal can be seen in the series last recital, 28th March which involved Donal Swan on piano performing a mixture from John Williams to Bach.

The series will begin again next year and the hope for the society is that more will become involved in their endeavour to attract UCD talent to perform.

O’Mahony Brady had these final words to say, “next year we’d love to have enough students put themselves forward so that we could host recitals every week – it’s really just up to people to get in touch!”

If anyone does wish to apply to perform at the recitals, they can email the Music Society at musicsoc@ucd.ie with their name, student number, instrument and chosen piece(s).

Matthew Farrelly