Category: News

An in-brief account of the things I get up to

Nemo James

I recently featured as a guest pianist on a  new album by Nemo James- a folk singer/songwriter from Croatia. I also contributed some orchestrations. The album is called “Special Days”, and you can listen for free here! http://www.nemojames.com/albums/special-days Read more →

Instafamous

A short film I scored recently will be included in the New York City Independent Film Festival. “Instafamous”, directed by Yunxin Hu, will be shown at the Producers Club, Theater G, 44th Street, New York on the 7th of May at 4:15. It’s a film about some of the pernicious aspects of social media. In the directors own words: We construct… Read more →

Interview with Claremorris Community Radio

Anni-Wilton Jones of Claremorris Community Radio popped round to the studio to interview me about my work and my music recently. The first part of that interview will be broadcast this Saturday the 5th of March at 7pm. It was a lot of fun and we ended up having a great conversation! The link to listen live is http://ccr946.ie/ Read more →

One Difference

Great work going on at One Difference, a charity that provides clean drinking water to some of the most remote parts of Africa. Check out their Christmas appeal for which I arranged & produced the music. More here: www.onedifference.org Read more →

Stagecloud

Just wrote two very short music clips for Chicago-based theatre company and streaming service, Stagecloud. Have a listen! Watch live theatrical performances from around the world at http://www.stagecloudtheater.com/   Read more →

Carbon City Lights

Recently played piano on an upcoming album by Carbon City Lights.  This track is called “How It Feels To Be In Love” Have a listen!     More info and updates @ http://carboncitylights.com/     Read more →

Hope Coalition

Just finished writing a short piece to accompany a promo video for the Hope Coalition: a Minnesota-based non profit fighting to end child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Listen here!   More info here: http://hope-coalition.org/   Read more →

Collab With Jazz Vocalist Mercedes Nicole

Just embarked on a new collaboration project with Seattle-based jazz singer Mercedes Nicole and her quartet. Here is the first song we worked on- “Touching the Sky”   “An extraordinary vocal jazz stylist and interpreter of standards, blues, original compositions, and New Gospel music, Ms. Nicole brings her unique personality and vocal quality to her performances. Her rich, expressive voice… Read more →

The Last Storm

Read a short story written by my good friend- author and linguistic gymnast Eva Duncan Álvarez. It was inspired (allegedly) by my soundtrack to the film “Umformung: The Transformation”     So many dusty volumes had been written about sacrifice, and so long had the sage preached about it during his youth, and yet he only understood its meaning in the… Read more →

Maynooth University Orchestra Premiere New Work

The Maynooth University Orchestra performed the premiere of my Partita for String Orchestra yesterday (26 April 2015). They also premiered a work by Niall Tormey and Tom Cullivans Violin Concerto. It was a marvelous concert, played by very talented musicians under the expert baton of Sebastien Petiet. It was an true honour to be a part of it. Well done to… Read more →