Marmen Quartet

Johannes Marmen, violin
Laia Braun,
Bryony Gibson-Cornish,
Sinead O'Halloran,


Saturday 21st October 2023 | 7.00pm


Cork cellist Sinead O’Halloran’s remarkable Marmen Quartet returns for a second tour for the National String Quartet Foundation and their first for the DMA.  Their performances of Haydn’s quartets are becoming legendary and they start with his D major quartet Op.33 No.6. At the heart of the concerts lie the first performances of a new quartet by acclaimed Dublin-born composer Garth Knox and they conclude with Janáček’s famously vivid and impassioned story of spiritual love. We are greatly indebted to the funding support provided to the NSQF by the Arts Council and Lyric fm.

Tickets are €28 per person and can be purchased below. The concert commences at 7pm and doors will be closed until the next break in music.




Haydn - Quartet Op.33 No.6 [1781]
Schubert - Quartetsatz [1820]
Garth Knox - Secret letters [2023]*
Janáček - Quartet No.2 Intimate Letters [1928]

*Commissioned by the Marmen Quartet with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland 

Book Tickets


The DMA Memory Book

In 2021, the DMA published a Memory Book, listing all concerts and music played since the first concert in 1987. The book has wonderful sketches from concerts at Tullynally drawn by the late Jeremy Williams. There are also several delightful short 'memories' from performers and audience members. Books are €10 each plus P&P at €3 per book and you can purchase them by contacting
If you have booked to attend a forthcoming concert, you can reserve books to collect saving you the cost of postage.  We are now operating our events as 'cashless' so we ask you email your order to in advance and pay into the DMA account directly and you can collect your books at the concert.      


2024/25 Concert schedule

Saturday 28th September 2024, Pirosmani Quartet
presented in association with the NSQF

Saturday 26th October 2024, Lir Quartet
presented in association with the NSQF

Saturday 30th November 2024, Francisco Fullana & Alba Ventura
presented in association with Music Network

Full details of the Autumn 2024 and Spring 2025 concerts can be found here

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Patron: Thomas Pakenham 

Chaired by: Jane Massy

Una Fitzgibbon (Co Secretary), Eliza Chisholm, Muireann Sheahan 
Joan Flood, Dawn Harmon, Hugh Logan, Octavia Tulloch, John Farrell, Charney and Maire Weitzman.