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Ilse de Ziah's award winning music documentary film Living the Tradition is now available to buy.

Watch the trailer here

"Nowhere else can you find the stories of such stirring music told better than by this amazing cellist and this astounding filmmaker." tradconnect


You can also visit the Ilse de Ziah online shop for digital downloads of her beautiful solo cello arrangements and compositions including the book Irish Airs for Solo Cello;


"cleverly modern arrangements can only be seen as a ray of light after the storm cloud that has been over our native songs" goldenplec


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Latest News From the Blog

Standing and playing (in a new opera)

I’ve been involved in a wonderful new opera composed and directed by John O’Brien with libretto by John O’B and Eádaoin O’Donohghue. It is based on the short story by Oscar Wilde ‘The Nightengale and The Rose’ A pretty sad

Cumbrian Solo Cello Tour – Castle Carrock – 03/11/18

Who Ilse de Ziah Solo cello When Saturday, November 3, 2018 20:00 – Bookings: 01228 670054 – All Ages Where The Watson Institute (map) Castle Carrock, Brampton Carlisle, CMA Castle Carrock, UK also known as the Watson Hall or Village

Cumbrian Solo Cello Tour – Skirwith – 02/11/18

Who Ilse de Ziah Solo Cello When Friday, November 2, 2018 20:00 – £10/£5 Bookings: 01768 88234 or email – All Ages Where Skirwith Village Hall (map) 4 Church St, Skirwith, Penrith Skirwith, UK CA10 1RG Other Info”This is the