The De Cuellar Suite - Celtic Fringe Festival
Sep
19
to 21 Sep

The De Cuellar Suite - Celtic Fringe Festival

The De Cuellar Suite composed by Michael Rooney tells the story of Captain Francisco De Cuellar who was one of the few survivors from the three Armada ships that floundered on Streedagh Strand, County Sligo in 1588. The suite follows the journey of the Armada from Spain to the naval battles in the English Channel and to their perilous voyage north around Scotland and Ireland. De Cuellar’s experiences and struggle to survive, as he makes his way from Streedagh through north Sligo and Leitrim and eventual escape to the Spanish Netherlands, inspired many of the compositions which marry both Irish and Galician music tradition. 10 master musicians bring this suite of music to life in Grange.

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World Premier of Constance at Lissadell Church- Newly composed Suite of Music by Michael Rooney
Dec
5
to 7 Dec

World Premier of Constance at Lissadell Church- Newly composed Suite of Music by Michael Rooney

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MARKIEVICZ – a music and words production that commemorates, interrogates and reflects on the significant legacy of Constance Markievicz. Featuring a newly commissioned musical suite by Michael Rooney. Hawk’s Well Theatre Commission & Production –

4 Concerts (Thur 5th Dec, Fri 6th Dec, Sat 7th Dec afternoon & evening)

https://www.hawkswell.com/events/event/constance-at-lissadell-church

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An Introduction to Markievicz
Apr
28
1:00 pm13:00

An Introduction to Markievicz

An afternoon concert at the Hawks Well that juxtaposes Irish traditional and classical music traditions, featuring music from Michael Rooney and UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts ScholarsThe Stella Quartet.

One of the most exciting projects we are developing at the Hawks’s well for 2019 is MARKIEVICZ – a music and words production that commemorates, interrogates and reflects on the significant legacy of Constance Markievicz. Featuring a newly commissioned musical suite by Michael Rooney, MARKIEVICZ is written and directed by Kellie Hughes. We invite you to join us for an introduction to the project. Joins us to witness, first-hand, the seeds of this project come to life.

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Imbolc Festival Derry- Premier of Michael Rooney's Famine Suite
Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Imbolc Festival Derry- Premier of Michael Rooney's Famine Suite

Performed by Michael Rooney, The Macalla Orchestra & Ulster University Choir. The performance will coincide with the exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger. This suite of music was commissioned by Imbolc Festival 2019.

Michael Rooney: “I'm delighted to bring the score of 'The Famine Suite' back to life again, twenty two years after it was written. It was my first suite of music and this time around it's been a labour of love orchestrating this suite. It will be my pleasure to work on it with some of the finest musicians in Ireland.”

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