Artist in the Community with AsIAm

As part of the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Award, HK has been collaborating with AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, to explore musical storytelling with the Autistic community over the past 6 weeks. This was delivered online to ensure accessibility, with each participant mailed a box of instruments (HK pictured packing these boxes). The… Continue reading Artist in the Community with AsIAm

DIFF 2023

HK had two scores at the Dublin International Film Festival. Good Chips premiered as one of the winners of the Virgin Media Discovers Competition, and Baths was screened in the Shorts Programme. Good Chips will be televised on Virgin Media 1 at 11pm on Thursday 02 March 2023.

RTÉ Radio Junior

St Brigid’s Cloak is a two part show for children about the story of St Brigid which was played on RTÉ Radio Junior for St Brigid’s Day. HK wrote and scored the show. Listen back to part one here and part two here. CreditsHK Ní Shioradáin: Composer/WriterEmily Bradley: Producer/BrigidUltan Pringle: ColmcilleLuke Dalton: King of Leinster

Rough Magic SEEDS

HK was selected for Rough Magic SEEDS 2023/2024 in Sound Design. They were chosen alongside director, Joy Nesbitt, and costume designer, Toni Bailey. Since 2001 Rough Magic has been the pioneer of artist development in Irish theatre, through its SEEDS programme for emerging artists – based on mentoring, research and creative engagement. SEEDS has been… Continue reading Rough Magic SEEDS

Baboró Festival Mentoring

HK was fortunate to participate in the Festival Mentoring Programme at Baboró Festival with mentors Phil Kingston and Maria Flemming. They spent a lovely week immersed in children’s theatre and panel discussions. Read more about it here.

Music and Healthcare Ireland

After 4 months of training, HK completed the Young Music Graduate Programme with Music and Healthcare Ireland with mentors Gráinne Hope and Liam Merriman. This was a wonderfully fulfilling experience of implementing the arts into a wide range of healthcare settings such as nursing homes and hospitals, and making the arts accessible for all.

Féile Raiftéirí Shortlist

HK’s poem ‘Mo Bhuíochas Libh’ was shortlisted for the Féile Raiftéirí Poetry Competition. The poem can be read here.

Development Day Lemon Soap

A week of development was done with Lemon Soap Productions on HK and Ultan Pringle’s original musical with a full cast. Listen to a demo from the workshop below.