Shaun Davey, Irish composer

Shaun Davey is an Irish Composer with wide experience in Theatre, Film and Concert music. In an international career spanning over 40 years his music has received an Ivor Novello Award and two BAFTA nominations . In Theatre he has worked in the UK and USA, his scores recognised by New York Critics and San Diego Critics awards and Tony and Drama Desk nominations. In his Concert music his individual and determinedly melodic approach often explores commonalities between  musicians of aural and classical traditions, for example The Brendan Voyage (1980). This suite for Uilleann pipes and Orchestra was the first of its kind; it led to many collaborations, in particular with the late Liam O'Flynn and his wife, singer Rita Connolly, and concerts around the world.  At home his music has featured regualarly on the Irish scools carriculum, and his setting of St Patrick's Prayer, The Deer's Cry has been performed at both a presidetial inauguration and for the visit of Pope Francis to Dublin.   In the Pandemic year of 2020 he completed a 40-minute Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. This year his Granuaile Suite and The Brendan Voyage featured in the St Patrick's Day celebration concert with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Brophy at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

 

 

Liam O'Flynn performing The Brendan Voyage with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, 2010

Liam O'Flynn performing The Brendan Voyage with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, 2010

Rita Connolly performs with the Sibiu Men's Choir in Voices from the Merry Cemetery at the Ateneul Roman Concert Hall, Bucharest, 2011

NEW WORK 2020; CONCERTO FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA

Composed for principal cellist of the RTENSO, Martin Johnson. Premiere TBA

Publishers; Silverstream Music

CONTACT JULIET MARTIN AT  www.silverstreammusic.ie

Media representation; Air Edel, London

SHAUN DAVEY IS REPRESENTED BY AIR EDEL, LONDON; www.air-edel.co.uk

 

 

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