The aim of this blog is to give you an insight into the life and times of Stillorgan born artist Sir William Orpen. My research began nearly five years ago, when, just like Orpen I had a dream that Dublin would one day see fit to honor this fascinating Irish Artist. An exhibition of some 25 reproductions of Orpen’s works went on permanent display in Stillorgan Village Shopping Center in 2013 in the newly named Orpen Mall (1st floor). At the launch of that exhibition, the plans to erect a sculpture of Orpen were revealed. The Sculpture is now complete and was unveiled by Ronnie Wood of The Rolling stones at The Talbot hotel Stillorgan.
The World War One concert which followed the unveiling of [...]
The tenor Damien Top came over from Cassel in France [...]
Video of Paddy Cole singing ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Ball’ and ‘Darktown Strutters Ball’ accompanied by Fiachra Trench on Piano
Paddy Cole sings 'Alexander's Ragtime Ball' and 'Darktown Strutters Ball' [...]
Following the unveiling of the William Orpen sculpture at The [...]
At the World War One concert which followed the unveiling [...]
Video of 16 year old Zena Donnelly singing 'Danny Boy' [...]
The Window Seat by William Orpen (1901). Medium : Oil [...]
Video of Fiachra Trench & Cormac Breatnach at the William Orpen Weekend WW1 Concert in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, 15th Sept 2018.
https://youtu.be/CrP0h3J4jLM Fiachra Trench on Piano & Cormac Breatnach on Whistle [...]
The Park Singers Choir with Pianist Fiachra Trench and Tenor [...]
Video highlights – William Orpen sculpture unveiling by Ronnie Wood, WW1 concert, exhibition & talk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATIvzngVewc Video by Motion Picture Media. A group of William [...]
The William Orpen World War One Concert is now SOLD [...]
This beautiful charcoal drawing by one of William Orpen's students [...]