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Cian Boylan

Cian has over twenty years experience as a professional session pianist and keyboardist. He has performed and recorded with many leading Irish and International pop, rock and jazz artists, including:

VAN MORRISON • SINEAD O CONNOR • BONO • RUFUS WAINWRIGHT • GREGORY PORTER • JAMIE LAWSON • DAVID GRAY • GARY LIGHTBODY • ELLA HENDERSON • ANNE MARIE • IMELDA MAY • DUKE SPECIAL • THE VILLAGERS • THE BLIZZARDS • GEORGE MICHAEL • THE BLADES • SISTER SLEDGE • CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN • WENDY JAMES • DAVE STEWART • BRIAN ENO • BRONAGH GALLAGHER • MARIA MCKEE • JERRY FISH • MARTHA WAINWRIGHT • ELEANOR MCEVOY • MUNDY • DECLAN O’ROURKE • RICCARDO COCCIANTE • THE FOUR OF US • GABRIELLE APLIN • HUDSON TAYLOR • RUTH ANNE • LUCY WAINWRIGHT • SAM PALLADIO • LOAH • CATHY DAVEY • GLEN HANSARD • AN EMOTIONAL FISH • MARY COUGHLAN • ASLAN • HOTHOUSE FLOWERS • NEIL HANNON • SOMETHING HAPPENS • PADDY CASEY • PAUL BRADY • UNA HEALY • ANDREW STRONG • CIARAN LAVERY • ROISIN O • BRESSIE • JULIET TURNER • RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA • ULSTER ORCHESTRA • IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA • DR LINLEY HAMILTON • ADAM NUSSBAUM • MARK EGAN • NEW ORLEANS SWAMP DONKEYS • BEN CASTLE • CORMAC KENEVEY • DARREN BECKETT • GEORGIA MANCIO • POLLY GIBBONS • DANA MASTERS

His arrangements have been performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra, The Sofia National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Camden Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Liberty Orchestra, San Diego Brass Ensemble amongst many others.

Recently he was Musical Director and Arranger for Sinead O Connor for Feile 2019 and her stunning performance of “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Rainy Night In Soho” on the Late Late Show alongside the Irish Chamber Orchestra which received over 2M views on Youtube within it’s first three days.

Cian also recently produced and arranged “Homeward Bound” for the Street Lights Album which also reached number 1 in the Top 100 Irish Single Charts in 2018. The song featured a host of stars including Snow Patrol, Bono, The Villagers, Saint Sister, Little Green Cars, Cathy Davey, Loah, Roisin O, Galia Arad, and Bell X1.

Other concert and album arrangements include the arrangements and orchestrations for the Irish Chamber Orchestra for Feile Classical in Semple Stadium which reached number 1 on the Top 100 Irish Album Charts in 2018 .

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""incredible musicianship, energy, and humour...a fantastic virtuosic performance, subtly presenting the contrasts in styles of jazz, classical and contemporary music *****" - Hot Press

"One of the most intelligent and structured musicians on the Irish Jazz scene today"- BBC Radio Ulster

"An exceptionally subtle arranger"- Jazzwise (UK)

"A legend in his own right, both as a musician and a composer"- Le Cool, Dublin

"Fantastic concert...Wonderful musicians, superb arrangements and the perfect running order"- RTE Lyric Fm

"Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist"- The Sunday Times

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

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Teddy D Records
2020

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