as Producer :

Foy Vance

Duke Special



David C Clements


Kevin Doherty


The Darkling Air

Paramount Pictures




Glassnote Records

Universal Music

Curb Records


as Session Keys :

Luke Sital-Singh

Foy Vance



Pillow Queens

And So I Watch You From Afar

In Their Thousands

Kevin Doherty

Duke Special

The Darkling Air

The Ulster Orchestra

Little Hours

Brian Kennedy

as Studio Engineer :

Van Morrison


Phil Coulter

Duke Special

Foy Vance


Hannah Peel

The Priests

Samantha Mumba

David C Clements


Kevin Doherty


Samantha Mumba

Eddie Reader

Celtic Thunder

Brian Kennedy

The High Kings

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

Awards  :

BBC Radio 3 Huddersfield Festival Young Composers Award

UK Music Producers Guild Awards 2021 (UKMPG) - Best Recording of an original score (winner)

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)

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 (BBC Proms in The Park)

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

David Holmes/Orbital : The Ulster Orchestra (2022)

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

Duke Special with The Ulster Orchestra (Ulster Hall)

Beoga with The RTE Concert Orchestra (NCH)

Beoga with The Ulster Orchestra (Waterfront Hall, Belfast)

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

Ulster Orchestra - Funeral of George Best (Stormont)

Jim Lowe (producer)

Boo Hewerdine (producer)

Gareth Jones (producer)

many more....

selected studios :

Metropolis (London)

Sing Sing (Melbourne)

The Seaside Lounge (NYC)

Metalworks (Toronto)

Windmill Lane (Dublin)

Grouse Lodge (Westmeath)

Beethoven St (London)

Attica Audio (Donegal)

Amberville (N.Ireland)

Film & Television  :

For all film and television soundtrack work, Michael partners with long time collaborator Kris Stronge with whom he founded Keeney & Stronge Ltd. in 2012.  Together they produce award winning music and audio for BBC, RTE, PBS, DisneyJnr, CBC, ABC, Universal Kids and create soundtracks and post-production audio for award winning programming that is broadcast around the world.   For more information see :