The Vital Spark Relationship Programme is a transformational residential for artists who want to enhance their understanding of children’s arts and develop their artistic process. This year the Spark Arts partnered with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children to deliver this programme to Ireland and UK based artist, consisting of a trip to Baboró in… Continue reading Vital Sparks
A young Chinese Irish woman meets the man of her dreams at a foreign language film club. She discovers the next day through social media that he has died. Piecing together who he was through his online life, she begins to wonder what could have been. Falling for the Life of Alex Whelan will premier… Continue reading Falling for the Life of Alex Whelan
‘A special shoutout has to be given to sound designer HK Ní Shioradáin, whose choices perfectly added to the chaos in a story where everything that could go wrong did.’ – Paste Magazine As part of Dublin Fringe Festival, Kelly Shatter stars in a sold out run of The Scratcher, a dark comedy about scratch… Continue reading The Scratcher
As part of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fionntán Larney writes and stars in ‘endings.’ in The Cube in Project Arts Centre from 8 – 16th September 2023. Nominated Best Sound Design Winner Fishamble New Writing Award Director – Joy NesbittProducer – Signe LuryComposition & Sound Design – Morgan Beausang and Ethan Forbes-RoeSound Design – HK Ní… Continue reading endings.
Telling the story of the flirtations, trials and tribulations of four LGBTQ+ gals in Dublin City today, Fruit brings fabulous new writing, emerging talent and some of Ireland’s biggest gay icons directly into your AirPods. Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Creative Team Created by Ultan Pringle and Lisa Nally Written by Ultan Pringle, Hiram… Continue reading Fruit
More Than This, a new musical with lyrics and music composed by HK Ní Shioradáin and book by Jess Marie Timlin, had its American premiere in Bird in Hand, New York on April 10th 2023. The reading is produced by Liam Fitzpatrick, Timlin serves as director, and Kerianne Brennan as musical director. Cast include Jess… Continue reading More Than This American Premiere
“There’s a lot brought to this production by the sound (HK Ní Shioradáin); clever sound effects mirror Hartin’s spiralling descriptions of the inner workings of her brain…the sound elevates it all” – The Reviews Hub, 4.5 stars “HK Ní Shioradáin’s excellently, neurotically nefarious sound design both set Mercy in the ambiguous, unnerving space of self-perception… Continue reading Piglet
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
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.
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