The Happy Prince Sunday 21st October 5pm Town Hall Theatre, Galway as part of Baboró Festival

A unique and exquisite orchestral and storytelling adaptation of a favourite Oscar Wilde story. Retold by Little John Nee, with a musical score composed and conducted by Vincent Kennedy, the production is directed by Barabbas Theatre Company’s Raymond Keane. The music is performed by Donegal Youth Orchestra and sung by Donegal Youth Choir.  This is a rare opportunity to see this group of talented young people performing and singing on the Town Hall Theatre stage, as part of Baboró’s Family Weekend. 

Commissioned by Donegal County Council’s Public Art Office
Produced by An Grianán Theatre
Supported by Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership

This is what happens when you invest in young people and the arts. These young performers are brilliant. Plus we get a chance to enjoy the talents of Little John Nee as a bonus. 

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children : 15th – 22nd October 2012
Hynes Building, St Clares Walk, Merchant’s Road, Galway, Ireland
t: +353 (0) 91 562 667 e:


Vincent Kennedy is a composer from Dublin, Ireland.  His compositions include The Happy Prince (2012), adapted from Oscar Wilde’s children’s story of the same name, a collaboration with Little John Nee commissioned by Donegal County Council; The Heart of Truth (2012) a Children’s Musical commissioned by Gorey Educate Together School; The Kilcormac Cantata (2011) commissioned by Offaly County Council and shortlisted for the Alianz Business to Arts Award 2012; Dublin – Overture to my City (extended version 2011) for National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; Where the North Wind Blows  (2011) Peace process commission; The Meath Chronicles (2011) commissioned by Meath County Council; True Minds (2010); Dublin – Overture to my City (Original version) commissioned by RTÉ for RTÉ Concert Orchestra; Galileo’s Tears (2009) written in response to Ryan Commission Report; Dreams (2008), Violin concerto for Cora Venus Lunny and Dublin Philharmonic performed as part of a 48 city USA tour 2009; Friendship (2009) commissioned by PSFS and first piece of music to be performed in the dome of the Mansion House, Dublin (Cantando Chamber Choir), The Winds of Change (2007) Peace process commission; Whatsa’ Heaven For? (2006) commissioned by the RCBS and performed at the WASBE conference in 2007; Symphony no 1- The Hook, A Place and A People (2005) commissioned by Wexford County Council; Tommy Donnybrook (2004) commissioned by Lyric FM, his response to youth homelessness and addiction on Dublin streets; The Great Leveller (2004) commissioned by CMC/Temple Bar Properties/AIC and  inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses; Soliloquy and March, winner of the RTÉ prize for music to celebrate the life of the broadcaster Michael O’Hehir and subsequently performed in Croke Park on All-Ireland Final day by Artane Band; The Sailing Boat and Other Stories written and performed by the Antipodes Ensemble, Switzerland.

Vincent is currently writing his Symphonies No 2 and No 3, the latter for the University of Arizona, Phoenix, USA.

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