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 Film music has received an Ivor Novello Award and has been nominated for two BAFTAS. In Theatre he has worked in the UK and USA where his songs and music have received awards from the New York Critics and San Diego Critics Circles and have been nominated for Antoinette Perry and Drama Desk awards. His individual and melodic approach is also heard in his concert music, often combining musicians of aural and classical traditions.  The Brendan Voyage (1980), his suite for Uilleann pipes and Orchestra was the first of its kind, and led to many memorable collaborations and travels, in particular with the late Liam O'Flynn, his wife, the singer, Rita Connolly, the Sibiu Men's Choir, percussionist Noel Eccles, Seamus Begley, Eilís Kennedy, Carlos Nunez, Edelmiro Fernandez, Mark Redmond, and conductors Gearóid Grand and  David Brophy.  In concerts both large-scale and small he has worked with most of the Dublin choirs and enjoys a strong relationship with both the NSO and RTECO as well as with members of the Irish traditional music community. 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 of Ireland 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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