Covid – 1
Supported by an Arts Council of Ireland Music Bursary (2020) Covid – 1 is a setting of the Mary Coll poem of the same name. Featuring soprano Triona Walsh and recordings of Department of Health briefings from March 2020, this work was completed in May 2021.
No.2 Pery Square
Scenes from No 2 Pery Square by Fiona Linnane was produced by Opera Workshop in association with production partners, Honest Arts. This research and development project, was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Limerick City & County Council Arts Office with support from Limerick Civic Trust, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Lyric FM.
Despatches from North Clare
Created during the lockdowns and restrictions of 2020 Despatches from North Clare is a remote collaboration between photographer Claire O’Rorke and composer Fiona Linnane. Linnane creates short soundtracks using excerpts from previously her existing works to accompany Claire’s moving pictures captured in Ballyvaughan, County Clare between April and August 2020.
Songs of the Meteorologist
The Songs of a Meteorologist were sparked into life by soprano Roisin Walsh who was confused by the naming system of storms and hurricanes. Leaving long phone messages to composer Fiona Linnane on the subject, Fiona’s response was Stormy Weather, which hasn’t helped Roisin’s understanding of the naming system.
Filmed in October 2020 at the iconic Shannon Rowing Club, Limerick, these films were made possible through funding from Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council Arts Office.