Bio

Breifne Holohan is a musician, composer and producer from Drogheda, County Louth. He is a multi-instrumentalist with guitar and piano being his primary sources for music making. A graduate from Dundalk Institute of Technology (B.A. in Applied Music, 2010), he specialised in composition under Dr. Ian Wilson and continued further studies with David Stalling and Kevin Volans. As both a composer and musician he has won a number of awards including the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers (2004). A regular performer of his own work he has collaborated with a variety of visual artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, dancers and theatre groups. He is also the founding member of fusion/ambient music project, six-string drum, as well as guitarist in Traditional Irish duo, Uisneach. Large-scale projects for theatre and dance include The Dream Work by the Collaborative Artists Company. He has also written original scores and sound design for Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre (UK). Productions include Launch Day and Deeds Not Words. In recent years he has featured as performer and arranger for An Táin Arts Centre Production’s outdoor theatre shows including Holmes and the Anaverna Adventure (2021), Robyn Hood: Princess of Thieves (2022) and Little Red vs The Big Bad Wolf (2023). As producer and arranger he has made albums with My Fellow Sponges, Róisín Ward Morrow and Seán Mathews. Currently working in film, Holohan has written original soundtracks for The Morning Side of the Mountain (2022) by Upstate Theatre Project and UNDERDROGS (2024) by CMcG Visions. His new work for chamber quartet, ‘De Falla’ will be given its world premiere in Milan, Italy in June 2024.

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