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as Orchestral Arranger :

Lisa Hannigan with The RTE National Symphony Orchestra (NCH, Cork Opera House)

Villagers with The RTE Concert Orchestra (RTE Radio 1)

Duke Special with The RTE Concert Orchestra (NCH)

DJ Jenny Greene with The RTE Concert Orchestra (Electric Picnic, 3 Arena, Donnybrook Stadium etc)

Foy Vance with The Ulster Orchestra (Live from Belfast 2023, BBC Proms in The Park 2013)

Foy Vance - 'Live in Belfast' - with The Ulster Orchestra (2023 - Warner Bros.)

"Leonard"  A Celebration with The RTE Concert Orchestra (All Together Now Festival 2019)

David Holmes/Orbital : The Ulster Orchestra (2022)

Roisin Reimagined : Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with The Irish Chamber Orchestra (2022)

Wallis Bird -  "Both Sides Now" with The RTE Concert Orchestra (RTE Radio 1 Strings Attached 2019)

100 Years of BBC NI - with The Ulster Orchestra (2024)

Zoe Conway with The RTE Concert Orchestra (NCH 2024)

Duke Special with The Ulster Orchestra (Ulster Hall)

Beoga with The RTE Concert Orchestra (NCH)

Beoga with The Ulster Orchestra (Waterfront Hall, Belfast)

Niamh Regan (Album Strings 2023, Faction Records)

Little Hours - String Arrangements (Rubyworks)

Phil Coulter with The Ulster Orchestra (BBC Proms in the Park, Titanic)

Ryan Sheridan (album strings)

Mango X MathsMan with The RTE Concert Orchestra (Culture Night live @ The National Museum of Ireland)

New Zealand National Symphony Orchestra (Rugby World Cup)

Bremen Symphony Orchestra

Niamh Dunne - Salon Sessions  with The Ulster Orchestra

Elaine Mai with MayKay - RTE Concert Orchestra

Jim Lowe (producer)

Boo Hewerdine (producer)

Gareth Jones (producer)

many many more....

as Producer :

Foy Vance

Duke Special



David C Clements


Kevin Doherty


The Darkling Air

Niamh Dunne

Paramount Pictures




Glassnote Records

Universal Music

Curb Records


as Session Keys :

Luke Sital-Singh

Foy Vance



Niamh Regan

Pillow Queens

Ailbhe Reddy

And So I Watch You From Afar

In Their Thousands

Kevin Doherty

Duke Special

The Darkling Air

The Ulster Orchestra

Little Hours

Niamh Regan

Awards  :

BBC Radio 3 Huddersfield Festival Young Composers Award

2 x UK Music Producers Guild Award Winner (UKMPG)

- Best Recording of an original score (2021,2023)

British Animation Awards Nomination 2022 : Best Original Music

Northern Ireland Music Prize 2020

(Best Album Nominee: The Darkling Air "Ancestor" (artist/songwriter/producer)

Northern Ireland Music Prize 2013

(Winner Best Album : Foy Vance "The Joy of Nothing" (producer))

Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014

(Nominee Best Album : David C Clements "The Longest Day in History" (producer))

Royal Television Society Best Soundtrack Nomination 2019

Irish Meteor Award Nominee (Leya)

Northern Ireland Music Prize 2022

(Nominee Best Album : SOAK "If I Never Know You Like This Again" (co-producer))

Film & Television  :

Michael founded Keeney & Stronge Ltd in 2012 with long time collaborator Kris Stronge.  K&S Ltd produce award winning music and audio for BBC, RTE, PBS, DisneyJnr, CBC, ABC, Universal Kids, ITV, HBO and create soundtracks and post-production audio for award winning programming that is broadcast around the world.   For more information see :

Selected Studios :

Metropolis (London)

Sing Sing (Melbourne)

The Seaside Lounge (NYC)

Metalworks (Toronto)

Windmill Lane (Dublin)

Grouse Lodge (Westmeath)

Attica Audio (Donegal)

Amberville (N.Ireland)

as Studio Engineer :

Van Morrison



Phil Coulter

Duke Special

Foy Vance

Niamh Regan

Hannah Peel

The Priests

Samantha Mumba

David C Clements


Kevin Doherty


Eddie Reader

Celtic Thunder

Brian Kennedy

Ronnie Drew

The 4 of Us

Henry McCullough

Andy Irvine

Liam Clancy

Billy Connolly

and many more...

engineering for producers :

Phil Coulter

Mike Hedges

Mike Chapman

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