The original score for 'Henry & Sunny' was composed and performed by Sam Jackson. You can contact Sam and listen to samples of his work via his MySpace page
A classically trained pianist, Sam Jackson has been playing music for over twenty years. He frequently works with Tony Award winning director, Garry Hynes (Druid Theatre) and tours as keyboard player for Moya Brennan of Clannad. His critically acclaimed compositional work has featured in major productions around the world from Broadway to London, Tokyo and Ireland. As a performer, he has appeared on several albums and played across most of Europe, Canada and the USA.
His compositions feature classical, jazz, contemporary & traditional music, new technology and electronica. He regularly works with musicians from all disciplines and has produced critically acclaimed music for theatre, documentary, film and Performance Art. While studying in Dublin he was winner of the Walton memorial ensemble prize 2001 with Eilis Keogh, The Walton Memorial Scholarship that same year and the Roland Piano Prize 1999. He has received a FETAC in Music Technology and his work was part of the Irish National Exhibition for The Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of Sceneography 2007.
Theatre includes: La Dispute by Pierre Marivaux (Peacock Theatre) directed by Wayne Jordan, Leaves by Lucy Caldwell (Druid Theatre and The Royal Court, London). The Playboy of the Western World, Tokyo International Arts Festival. Translations (McCarter Theatre and Biltmore Theatre -Broadway), Empress of India by Stuart Carloan, (Galway & Abbey Theatre), The Year of the Hiker (National Tour), DruidSynge (Galway Arts Festival, Dublin, Edinburgh International Festival and Inis Meáin 2005; Minneapolis & Lincoln Center Festival New York 2006), The Playboy of the Western World (Perth, Australia tour 2005), The Tinker's Wedding, The Well of the Saints – All for Druid Theatre Company -directed by Garry Hynes. The Magic Tree by Ursula Rani Sarma (National tour, Edinburgh & Dublin Fringe 2008) The Waiting (Kilkenny) & Horae (Galway Project 06) by Susie Lamb, The Yokohama Delegation, Lizzie Lavelle & the Vanishing of Emlyclough for The Performance Corporation & Kilkenny Arts Festival, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Twelfth Night (Dublin Fringe for Natural Shocks Theatre Co.), The Murder Ballads (Killkenny Arts Festival), Boy Gets Girl (Civic Theatre), Entertainment (Bedrock Theatre company).
Film & Television: Henry and Sunny (directed by Fergal Rock), DruidSynge the Complete DVD (Wildfire Films, RTÉ – dir. Ronan Fox) Mighty Talk (Wildfire Films & RTÉ dir. Ronan Fox), The Playboy of the Western World –(Wildfire Films, directors Garry Hynes / Ronan Fox), War and Peace – The Musical, (dir. Jo Mangan), Today's Holy Land, (directed by Tim Hood).
'Sam Jackson's episodic music is gorgeous' – Irish Examiner (DruidSynge)
'Original music performed by Sam Jackson with a delicate touch and a dower expression was a highlight' -The Sunday Business Post (12th Night)
'The eerie dream-nightmare music composed and excellently performed live by Sam Jackson perfectly caught the mood'- Irish Theatre Magazine, winter 01 vl.2 no.1 (A Midsummer Nights Dream)
'Every aspect of this production is faultless - Sam Jackson's original score…' - Irish Independent (Empress of India)
'The artistic ingredients that went into the collaborative event that was the Murder Ballads always meant it was going to be one of the most interesting shows at this years Killkenny Arts Festival' -The SundayTribune.
We are delighted to announce that 'Henry & Sunny' will screen as part of the short film competition at this year's Clones Film Festival. The competition screening will be on Sunday 25th at 3.30 to about 5.30 in the Lennard Arms Hotel in Clones.
This will be Henry & Sunny's second outing in Monaghan after the recent Flat Lake Literary & Arts Festival.
You can view the full list of finalists to be screened here.