Written and composed by Mayo composer Kathy Fahey, with choreography and lead dance performance by internationally renowned Ciara Sexton (previously lead dancer with Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Heartbeat of Home), Fáinne Óir tells the story of a Mayo family during the famine years of 1845 – 1848. It is a story of emigration, sorrow, and heartbreak, but also a story of young love and hope. Set in Mayo and New York, the story is told through music and dance, with narration by actress Sarah Laverty and music performed by the Mayo Concert Orchestra along with choral group Vox Fusion and traditional musicians David Doocey, Diarmaid Moynihan and Stephen Doherty.

 

I am honoured to have been invited by Kathy to create a series of original paintings for the show and to become member of the production team. I am currently working on 20 paintings that will be used in the stage design of the show and will help to tell story of Fáinne Óir as well as providing the backdrop to the dancers on stage.

 

I am currently working on plans to host an exhibition of the paintings in September and will be keeping you posted on the details once they are confirmed.

 

With so many of my collectors and art friends based in the US I can't tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to show my work in New York – on the broadway stage no less! This promises to be a spetacular, unique event. I hope some of you will be able to make the show in September and get a chance to say hello. Full details about the show, about the cast and production team, as well as booking information can be found on our website, www.fainneoir.com


Facebook and Twitter
If you would like to follow the progress of the show as it comes together over the coming months, and the build up to September's premiere, then you will find us on Facebook under Fainne Oir. Or on Twitter at @fainneO 

SUPPORT:

The costs involved in bringing such an ambitious project to the stage are significant and we are currently seeking support in helping to meet some of these costs.

- Fundit Campaign

In association with 'Business to Arts' we have launched an appeal for funding to support the costs associated with bringing 'Fainne Oir' to a worldwide audience. If you think you would be interested in helping and would like to learn more about how you could contribute in some way and be part of this unique journey then please follow the link below to our Fundit campaign page.

https://fundit.ie/project/funding-fainne-oir-1?f somebclid=Iw

 

- Sponsorship

If you would be interested in coming on board as a sponsor you can contact me directly at 086 8801733, email: info@padraigmccaul.com

or you can contact our co-producer Mike Hannon at 085 8078979

or you can visit our Sponsors page on our website http://fainneoir.com/support/

 


Please feel free to share this email with anyone you think might be interested in hearing about Fáinne  Óir.  It's going to an exciting couple of months!

warm regards,
Padraig

 

News from the Studio

Composer and conductor Kathy Fahey is bringing an ambitious new music and contemporary dance production to stage
I am absolutely thrilled to let you know about the world premiere of a new music and contemporary dance production, Fáinne Óir, which takes place on September 20th in the Theatre Royal, Castlebar before moving to New York for a performance in the Symphony Space Theatre, Broadway, on September 26th.
I am very excited to have been asked to create a set of new original paintings to be used as the backdrops for a new Irish contemporary music and dance production, Fáinne Óir.
A MAYO artist who is just back from a sell-out exhibition in Australia will be showing his vivid portraits of the Achill landscape at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, in the RDS from November 10 to 12. http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2017/11/01/4147921-mayo-artist-in-the-national-spotlight-after-australian-success/
I held my first exhibition in Australia in July this year at the Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle. It was a great success and turned out to be a complete sell out.
I recently exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London with the Doorway Gallery. It's always an exciting fair to be at and this was, I think, my sixth time at the fair. Here's a link to a great review of the show from William McKenzie.
Padraig McCaul paintings to feature in new national Eircode marketing campaign
Summer 2016 is going to be very busy, with paintings workshops, exhibitions and a major national marketing campaign to look forward to.
This is an interview I gave to the Galway Advertiser in the run up to my exhibition at the Townhall Theatre in Galway in March this year.

World Premiere of Fáinne Óir

4/30/2019

Written and composed by Mayo composer Kathy Fahey, with choreography and lead dance performance by internationally renowned Ciara Sexton (previously lead dancer with Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Heartbeat of Home), Fáinne Óir tells the story of a Mayo family during the famine years of 1845 – 1848. It is a story of emigration, sorrow, and heartbreak, but also a story of young love and hope. Set in Mayo and New York, the story is told through music and dance, with narration by actress Sarah Laverty and music performed by the Mayo Concert Orchestra along with choral group Vox Fusion and traditional musicians David Doocey, Diarmaid Moynihan and Stephen Doherty.

 

I am honoured to have been invited by Kathy to create a series of original paintings for the show and to become member of the production team. I am currently working on 20 paintings that will be used in the stage design of the show and will help to tell story of Fáinne Óir as well as providing the backdrop to the dancers on stage.

 

I am currently working on plans to host an exhibition of the paintings in September and will be keeping you posted on the details once they are confirmed.

 

With so many of my collectors and art friends based in the US I can't tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to show my work in New York – on the broadway stage no less! This promises to be a spetacular, unique event. I hope some of you will be able to make the show in September and get a chance to say hello. Full details about the show, about the cast and production team, as well as booking information can be found on our website, www.fainneoir.com


Facebook and Twitter
If you would like to follow the progress of the show as it comes together over the coming months, and the build up to September's premiere, then you will find us on Facebook under Fainne Oir. Or on Twitter at @fainneO 

SUPPORT:

The costs involved in bringing such an ambitious project to the stage are significant and we are currently seeking support in helping to meet some of these costs.

- Fundit Campaign

In association with 'Business to Arts' we have launched an appeal for funding to support the costs associated with bringing 'Fainne Oir' to a worldwide audience. If you think you would be interested in helping and would like to learn more about how you could contribute in some way and be part of this unique journey then please follow the link below to our Fundit campaign page.

https://fundit.ie/project/funding-fainne-oir-1?f somebclid=Iw

 

- Sponsorship

If you would be interested in coming on board as a sponsor you can contact me directly at 086 8801733, email: info@padraigmccaul.com

or you can contact our co-producer Mike Hannon at 085 8078979

or you can visit our Sponsors page on our website http://fainneoir.com/support/

 


Please feel free to share this email with anyone you think might be interested in hearing about Fáinne  Óir.  It's going to an exciting couple of months!

warm regards,
Padraig