About Stephen Doherty
Stephen is a multi-instrumentalist, playing Flute, Whistle, Accordion, Guitar, Piano and Bodhrán, and performs regularly on the Sean-Nós dancing and céilí scene fronting The Salamanca Ceili Band. In the past few years he has shared the stage with artists like, Lúnasa, Sean Keane, Dolores Keane, We Banjo 3, Dougie MacLean, Michael McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Slide, Sharon Shannon and has had recording sessions in Nashville with Alison Brown and Tim O’Brien. He has performed in over 20 countries to date and has also featured on RTE’s ‘Nationwide’, ‘The Late Late Show’ and ‘The View’ and on TG4′s ‘Geantraí & ‘Hup’ programmes’.
About Stephens commission
Stephen Doherty his is a resident artist at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon and with the Hawk Well in Sligo. This residency is supported by The Arts Council and is a development of the Creative Counties project. In 2013, Stephen was approached to produce and compose music for a unique new Irish Danceshow titled ‘TitanicDance’ . The show based on the legendary stricken ship was launched to a sell out audience of 2000 people at The Odyssey Arena in Belfast and has since toured China, America and the UK. In 2014 Stephen appeared in an Irish big screen film, ‘Jimmys Hall’ , directed by the legendary Ken Loach, the film was released in cinemas worldwide, Stephen featured playing Melodeon in the film. Over the course of his residency Stephen intends to develop new work for film and moving image, and to work in this area extending the reach and scope of his music into areas other than traditional performance.
About this commission
The Dock has framed this small music commission to offer musicians some support and encouragement to keep making work and to continue their connection with The Dock and with you the audience. We will keep updating this page with images and news and will be posting regularly on our social media channels as work progresses over the next three months. We look forward to presenting the work as a performance in the future.