104% Funded


Target: €10000


€10,465 Raised


94 Funders

Máire Carroll - Solo Piano Album

By Maire Carroll


Hi there, and welcome to my Fund it page!

My name is Máire Carroll and l am an international concert pianist from Dublin. I will be recording my first solo piano album in Cork this August.

I fell in love with the piano at the age of three after watching my big sister having her piano lessons at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I've never looked back! I have performed throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Canada including performances at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. I made my concerto debut with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in 2015 and l have collaborated with the London Sinfonietta and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. I have received scholarships to participate in several festivals including Aspen Music Festival and Banff Centre for the Arts.

This project is a showcase of some of my favourite piano works. I'm really excited about the repertoire I've chosen. This album will include thrilling piano works by both female and male composers, spanning baroque, romantic and contemporary eras. Each of these pieces extends boundaries and asks questions. I can't wait to share this with you! 

I began my studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin and l have spent the past four years studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. l believe l am ready to share my artistic vision with you. I am in the process of planning an Irish tour for 2018 where l will perform works from the album in a variety of venues around the country. l hope to see you there!

I'm crowdfunding in order to realise this project, which will help me with the next step of my career. l would appreciate your support to record this album to the highest standard possible.

The funding will go towards the following:

Studio Time
CD Printing
Graphic Design
Promotional Material
Launch Costs

I have a wide range of rewards for you to choose from - hopefully there is something for everyone.

I'm really looking forward to this next step of my journey. It would simply not be possible to do this on my own and l am so grateful for all of your support.
Thank you so much,



Hidden Pianos: Irish Times Magazine

Hi there, 

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Thrilled to see #hiddenpianos is featured in the Irish Times magazine today! 

There are tickets available for Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th as part of #openhousedublin.


Máire xo 

Hidden Pianos: Chords along the Canal

Hi everyone,

I can't believe it's been almost exactly a year since l recorded my album ROADS. Thank you again so much to all of you who supported me, it has been an incredible journey so far!

I have another exciting project which has been in the works for some time now and I want to share it with you. In May 2018, l launched my new concert series The Hidden Pianos Series in collaboration with Dublin Port at the Old Graving Dock Pumphouse. 

The Hidden Pianos Series is a new, incredibly intimate performance experience. The aim is take the piano to places that are often forgotten yet are full of history and are bursting to be shared. For this next event, I'm delighted to be collaborating with Waterways Ireland, Grand Canal, with two evenings of performances and storytelling. 

Hidden Pianos: Chords along the Canal will feature the premiere of my latest composition which has been composed for the Waterways Ireland event and inspired by Grand Canal. 

Chords along the Canal will take place on October 12th & 13th. There is a thrilling programme planned with some musical gems plus plenty of commentary along the way! I would really love to see you there. 

For more information on the event please go to:https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hidden-pianos-chords-along-the-canal-tickets-49986933263?ref=estw

Thanks a mil, 






Four days left

Dear All, Can't believe there are only four days to go with my Fund it campaign. I hope you've been enjoying my blog, videos and posts. I've been working away to get this recording as good as l possibly can and I've really been enjoying this whole process. Thank you so much for being a part of it - 88% there. So close now! Xo

Check out my blog on mairecarroll.com

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for your support! I can't believe l am nearly at 60%, it is so exciting!! I've had a lot of questions about which composers will be featuring on my album. Every few days I am sharing a composer and a piece that l will be recording. I would love you to have a read of my blog: http://www.mairecarroll.com/mairecarrollblog/ As l prepare to record my debut album, please follow me on twitter or FB to see what I'm up to. I regularly put up short video clips of me playing, as well as other fun bits and bobs (@mairecarroll and https://www.facebook.com/mairecarrollpiano) Thank you again and I'll be in touch very soon! Only 11 days to go xo

funders (94)

There are 86 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project