Foy Vance : The Joy of Nothing

March 29 2013

Very glad to have produced Foy Vance’s new album “The Joy of Nothing” which will be released worldwide on Glassnote records later in 2013.  Here is a little taster track….


UK City of Culture 2013 Launch Concert

February 21 2013

BBC Broadcast celebration concert live from Ebrington Square

I had the honor in January of being asked to arrange for choir and orchestra Phil Coulter’s specially written finale to the launch concert of Derry/Londonderry’s year as UK City of Culture 2013, broadcast live on BBC TV and Radio. Acts that performed on the night included The Undertones, Snow Patrol, Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle, Codetta, Glee’s Damian Mc Ginty, The Priests, Neil Hannon, Dana, Paul Brady, Mairead Carlin, Best Boy Grip and The Wonder Villains topped and tailed by and emotional return to Phil Coulter’s home town. A great atmosphere in the city that night and my thanks go to the truly excellent Codetta Choir and their musical director Donal Doherty, the band and orchestra and my old friend, musical director Frank Gallagher for their great work and energy. Here is a little video from the show :
Bright Brand New Day – words & music Phil Coulter, Arr. Michael Keeney on YouTube

and this is me and Damian having made it back in time from our shows in the states just in time for rehearsals!

We're not jet lagged at all...


New Short Film Score

September 26 2012

Glad to report I’ve just finished work on the original score for director Jane Mc Gee’s new short film.

The film is called ‘A Cake for Mabel’ which will be screened in London before Christmas and released early 2013.  Here is a poster for now.


Release 2013


‘Farriers’ play special collaborative show in Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

September 25 2012

Northern Irish favourites ‘Farriers’ played to a sold out Old Picture House at The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

They we’re joined by my great friends and colleagues The Arco String Quartet for a special concert of their songs which I had the pleasure to arrange.  It was a particularly lovely night to be a part of and my thanks to them for asking me rejig their songs for string quartet.  The concert was recorded and filmed and tracks will be released soon.  Here is a picture meantime courtesy of Neil Harrison Photography.

Farriers with The Arco String Quartet, Sept 22nd, 2012




BBC Proms in the Park 2012

February 10 2012

I’m orchestrating music for Foy Vance’s proms appearance with The Ulster Orchestra live from Titanic Slipway, Belfast on Sept. 8th 2012 on BBC TV.


About Me

Michael Keeney is a Music Producer, Orchestral Arranger & Composer originally from Co. Donegal, Ireland now working internationally for Recording Artists, TV & Film.