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Artist Profile:
Matthew Berrill

Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Berrill leads a diverse career as a performer, improvisor, composer, arranger and curator.

Matthew is an integral member of numerous ensembles in the jazz, improvised and traditional Irish music spheres. He works in trio partnership with Cormac McCarthy and Iarla Ó Lionáird, and he plays regularly with Mick Flannery and band and recorded on his 2023 release ‘Goodtime Charlie’.

As a member of Ensemble Ériu, he has recorded three critically-acclaimed albums for Raelach Records, Ensemble Records and Diatribe Records, respectively. In 2022, he graduated with Distinction from the Master’s in Arts course at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was awarded the Benjamin Doniger Jazz Scholarship.

Matthew has composed new music for ‘Ballad of a Bandit’ a 2024 production by Branar, one of Ireland’s leading theatre companies making work for children. He works regularly with the award-winning spectacle theatre company Macnas, designing a soundscape for for their production of Con Mór in 2022.

As an educator, Matthew teaches in numerous music education projects. He is a founder, teacher and ensemble director (Senior Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble) at Headford Music Works and he was Conductor and Music Director of the NUIG Orchestra Society. (2016-2020)

Matthew is grateful for the generous support of The Arts Council.