WelcomeOur new orchestral piece "O'Toole and the Goose" premiered with the Colorado Symphony on March 16, 2013 and was a great success all around. We had been talking for a long time about moving the storytelling side of our work (that started with "The Pooka and the Fiddler") into the orchestral realm and it's very gratifying to see that coming to pass. "O'Toole and the Goose" is a 20 minute music and spoken word composition that tells the story of King O'Toole and his pet goose with themes of love, aging, sacrifice and... geese. You can watch a short video about the piece right here on the homepage. The concert with the CSO will also featured lots of other Colcannon compositions and arrangements of some audience favorites such as "Streets of our Town" and "Athens Hotel"
This made us all the more excited about the new Colcannon Christmas with Orchestra show that we are developing for performances this December!
There's some new stuff on Mick's blog : a tribute to Seamus Heaney who has just passed, as well as book reviews, recipes, etc
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A Video Introduction to Colcannon
Introducing "O'Toole and the Goose"