Brilliant Concert by Hayley Westenra in The National Conert Hall Dublin on 11th June with the RTE Concert Orchestra.I had the pleasure of hearing Hayley perform a song we wrote together entitled ‘Who Will Echo My Heart’.Simply stunning.
Ronan and Hayley Westenra
I have had the privilege of Producing and co writing Nicky Byrnes (Westlife) debut solo album ‘Sunlight’ which is available now.You can preview/download in itunes by clicking here
Ronan has co written Irelands entry for this years Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Stockholm,Sweden in May 2016.The song ‘Sunlight’ is co written by Nicky Byrne,Ronan ,Wayne Hector and will be performed by Nicky Byrne.You can view the official lyric video here.
I am very proud of and moved by the reaction to the first public performance of our new song ‘We’ll Be Free’ (written by myself,Marti Pellow and Chris Sheehan) in the National Concert Hall on Friday evening as part of Martis concert with the RTE Concert Orchetra.Martis typically note perfect emotionally charged delivery,together with Fiachra Trenchs powerful Orchestral arrangement resulted in a standing ovation from the audience.It was an amazing moment.A sincere personal thanks to Marti for the lovely introductory words-explaining the circumstances in which we wrote the song-and for the touching dedication.For Nicc.
Ronan and Marti Pellow
Have a listen to the debut single ‘Drowned’ (co-written by Ronan) from amazingly talented 19 year old singer Nick Celino from Newcastle UK. You can hear a preview of ‘Drowned’ in itunes by clicking here.The single will be released on November 17th.
Ronan has been commissioned by Irish National TV Broadcaster RTE to compose a suite of music for all of its TV News Broadcasts.The new theme, which went on air at the end of April is a re-worked updated version of Ronans previous RTE NEWS theme which has been broadcast daily over the past five years.”I am very proud and honoured to have been asked again by RTE to provide the music for such high profile programmes” said Hardiman.This is the fourth time in his career that Ronan has been commissioned by the State Broadcaster to compose the music for its News Programmes.
Ronan was recently interviewed by broadcaster Tom Dunne about his career as a composer on the Irish National Radio Station Newstalk 106-108FM.You can listen to the interview here .
Acclaimed young Chinese Pianist Jue Wang performs music from Ronans ‘Lord Of The Dance’ score with The RTE Concert Orchestra,conducted by Gavin Maloney at the National Concert Hall Dublin on February 11th 2013 to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Ronan and his sister leading Neurologist Professor Orla Hardiman are interviewed by top Irish Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan on her highly successful RTE (National Broadcaster) Radio series entitled Miriam Meets.You can listen to the interview here .The programme was broadcast on May 28th 2012
‘Waterways’ which features Ronans score won the award for best Documentary Series at last nights Irish Film and Televison Awards 2012 (IFTA).Watch series Director Stephen Rookes acceptance speech in which he pays tribute to Ronan here