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Droichead Arts Centre’s Solo @ Home is a video podcast series curated by SJ McArdle. The series is presented as part of #DroicheadConnects, a programme which supports art and creativity during the pandemic.
The idea of the podcast is to give us an insight into the lockdown experience of four disparate musicians and present a bespoke home-recorded performance by each. The interviews and performances are intimate, engaging and unique to this series. The series will be presented on our youtube channel Droichead.Arts.Centre https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQro862tgmLkiMa4dCuuy6g
Breifne Holohan is a composer and musician from Drogheda, County Louth. As both a composer and musician he has won a number of awards including the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers (2004). He is a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective and the Collaborative Artists Company. A regular performer of his own work, he has worked with visual artists such as Vivienne Byrne, as well as composer and regular collaborator, Dan Reid, presenting a number of live installations for video and electric guitar.
In 2015 he released his debut album Eastern Passages, an album of original compositions for electric guitar and electronics. He released his second album in 2016, San Francisco Dreaming, a collaborative project with poet, Roger Hudson, featuring electric guitar improvisations. Other projects include co-composing the score for The Dream Work, a Collaborative Artists Company production, and writing original scores and sound design for Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre productions, Launch Day and Deeds Not Words. As producer and arranger he has made albums with My Fellow Sponges, Róisín Ward Morrow and Seán Matthews. He is the founding member of fusion/ambient project, six-string drum, as well as guitarist in traditional Irish duo, Uisneach.
As well as Breifne, the other artists presented in the Solo @ Home series are: Libyan-Irish songwriter and singer Farah Elle on 6th August; composer of beautiful and deeply affecting improvisational piano compositions Úna Keane on 7th August; and world-renowned flautist Nuala Kennedy on 9th August.
Published on 30 July 2020