Hear my new duo with the virtuosic Ian Date on guitar!

De Ziah & Date – on tour 2023!!

Brisbane Jazz Club 24 August 6.30pm

Tickets & Details

Pearces Creek Hall 27 August 3pm

Tickets & Details Pearces Creek Hall

Manouche Jazz Festival November TBC

Dungog December 1

Coffs Harbour December 2

Northside Performance Space, St Leonards December 3




BMEC Bathurst, Friday 4 August 7:30PM


Bowral, Sunday 6 August at 4.00pm


Brisbane Jazz Club Thursday 24 August


Pearces Creek Hall Sunday 27 Aug 2023 3:00pm


Concert dates and Workshop for US Sasquatch Tour 22

Bothell – Wakefield House Concert

Date: 20 September 

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: 17521 7th Ave. W  Bothell, WA 98012

Entrance: Suggested Minimum Donation $20 – Limited Seating 

Tickets: https://ilsedeziahwakefield.eventbrite.ie

Seattle – Doug & Robin’s House Concerts

Date: 21 September

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: 6203 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Entrance: Suggested Minimum Donation $20

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/DougandRobinHouseConcerts/

McMinnville – House Concert

Date: 22 September

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: 1148 SW Wanetah Way, McMinnville

Entrance: Donation

Tickets: cozinecreekconcerts@gmail.com

Eugene – Celtic Cello Workshop

Date: 23 – 25 September

Registration and details: https://club.playcellomusic.com/courses/celticcelloworkshop

Eugene – House Concert

Date: 24 September

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Where: McKenzie Orchards B&B, 34694 McKenzie View Drive, Springfield, OR 97478

Tel: 541-515-8153

Entrance: Suggested Minimum Donation $20 – Limited Seating

Tickets: https://ilsedeziah_eugene.eventbrite.ie

Langlois – Cheese Factory

Support act for Big Richard Band

Date: 27 September

Time: 6:00 PM

Where: Cheese Factory, 94179 Allen Boice Dr, Langlois, OR 97450

Tickets: https://www.langloischeesefactory.com

Coos Bay Concert

Date: 29 September

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Entrance: $20 

Tickets: https://coosbay.eventbrite.ie

Crescent City Concert

Date: 30 Sptember

Time: 6:30 PM  

Where: United Methodist Church, 664 H Street, Crescent City 95531

Entrance: $20

Tickets: https://crescentcity.eventbrite.ie

Roseburg Concert

Date: 1 October

Where: Umpqua Community College,

1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470

Time: 6:30 PM  

Entrance: $15

Tickets: on door

Bend Concert 

Date: 2 October

Time: 4:00 PM

Where: Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall / Coats Campus Center

2600 NW College Way, Bend OR

Entrance: $20

Tickets: https://idez-bend.eventbrite.ie


“I loved listening to ‘Transcendence’, a heavenly, ethereal, other-worldly soundtrack, to sooth the soul, especially in these uncertain times.” Louise Harrison, lmyriad.com

Ilse de Ziah is a multi-faceted, cross-genre cellist, performing and composing music informed by her heritage. She is highly respected for her work developing the solo cello repertoire, especially with Irish music and has won several awards including best spiritual song for her composition Prayer and best documentary for her Irish music film Living the Tradition. She performs and records solo and in collaboration with other artists, and has performed in many theatre productions as actor/musician.

She holds first class honours, Masters in Music from Cork School of Music, is musical director a lively community orchestra; Cork Light Orchestra, a member of the exquisite and experimental Quiet Music Ensemble and teaches chamber music at University College Cork.

Ilse’s award winning film, Irish music documentary Living the Tradition, an Enchanting Journey into Old Irish Airs, follows her journey around Ireland with her cello, playing each air in the place it originated. Along the way she interviews and plays with well know Irish musicians and scholars. On Amazon; Living the Tradition Film “Nowhere else can you find the stories of such stirring music told better than by this amazing cellist and this astounding filmmaker.” Tradconnect

Every June Ilse holds an Irish Cello Retreat in the beautiful sea side town of Garryvoe in East Cork. Next years dates 2023 (TBC)

 Irish Cello Retreat

She also teaches Irish music through two magnificent online courses; Trad on Cello and Irish Airs for Solo Cello. The clarity and detail of Ilse’s instruction is top notch. It is not just about the right notes and bowings but how to harness your instrument to create that haunting emotion that airs are known for”

If you want to overcome tension whilst playing for others and be part of a supportive community of cellists, the Cello Club is a great place for this. With all levels of players it has give motivation and inspiration to all who join. For more information visit the club site!

 Irish Cello Lessons

Visit Play Cello Music Store to join the mailing list and to get special offers on digital downloads of her beautiful solo cello arrangements and compositions including Irish Airs for Solo Cello, Sacred Irish Music for Solo Cello, Easy Irish Cello, Trad on Cello, Wedding Music for Solo Cello, and her renowned composition Solace in Darkness.

Play Cello Music Store

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

“a gem glistening with grace and sparkle” Munster Express