Founded by American opera and theatre director Eric Fraad and launched in 2012, Heresy has received international critical acclaim for its bold and unconventional approach to programming, interpretation and design and the high quality of musicianship on its recordings.

Heresy specializes in Early Music, Traditional and World Music, Folk, Contemporary Classical, Electronic Music and innovative fusions of these styles. We work with many of the world’s leading specialists in these genres as well as some of the most gifted emerging instrumentalists, singers and composers.

At Heresy we explore the relationship between the great artistic movements and popular traditions of the past and the cultural transformations occurring at the beginning of the Internet era to bring audiences music and experiences that are surprising, original, meaningful and entertaining.

Concerts by Heresy artists are events and, like our recordings, designed and directed to create a new, vital and unexpected approach to the ever-changing relationship between the yesterday and today.

Heresy is based in Malahide, a village on the Irish Sea eight miles north of Dublin.

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Heresy is a Globally Distributed Label of the Naxos Group of Companies.

Naxos of America (North and South America)
Select Music and Video Distribution (UK)
Naxos Germany (Germany)
Naxos Japan (Japan)
Naxos Canada (Canada)
Select Audio Visual Distribution (Austalia)
Outhere Music Distribution (France & Benelux)
Greenway (Greece)