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DEAR FRANCES: a one act ballet (2019)

Choreography: Ruaidhri Maguire


Dear Frances is a ballet for chamber orchestra which explores themes of mental health and sexual consent through the life of Frances Shea, the young 60s woman who became wife to notorious London gangster, Reggie Kray.  



The piece premiered in London in 2019, conducted by Jonathan Mann and performed by dancers of the Baltic Opera Ballet.


'Meeting' pas de deux 

THROUGH HIS GAZE: three songs for tenor and harp (2020)

Through His Gaze is a deconstruction of three poems by W. B. Yeats, exploring the speaker's simultaneous adoration and resentment of women. 

The set was commissioned by the 2020 Presteigne Festival, supported by the Musicians Company and performed by Bradley Smith and Oliver Wass at Presteigne Digital. 

"Through repetition and emphasis, the songs cast a revealing light on the texts’ male

perspective, repeated phrase patterns emphasising their obsessive character."


The piece begins at 15:50.


Inspired by female bees, Sisterhive is an exploration of perceived femininity and fertility.​

Commissioned by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble in 2021 supported by the PRS Foundation Talent Development Partnership

Conductor: Sinead Hayes

Violin: Joanne Quigley McParland

Bass Clarinet / Clarinet: Sarah Watts

Cello: David McCann Amelia Clarkson: 



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