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Death in Spring

Seán Millar (Dublin)

“The endless dance in the sky of mind ends in the clear light.”

Death in Spring

Critically acclaimed, multi-award nominated musician Seán Millar is developing an approach and musical idea entitled ‘Listening and Singing’ that reflects Irish Hospice Foundation’s research indicating Irish people seek more opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement, and loss. A filmed interview with Seán talking about his project can be watched here.

As this is very much a developmental project and large in nature, this project is being done in two phases. Irish Hospice Foundation, with the support of Creative Ireland, funded phase one – composing the music for Death in Spring. This was performed live in November 2022 for filming purposes at the Lady Chapel in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8, and can be watched here.

Singers and musicians included: Tommy Coombes, Paul Homes, Miriam Ingram, Sean Ingram, Martin McCann, Gillian O’Connor, and Suzanne Rattigan.

It is hoped further funding will be secured for phase two, which will involve interviewing hospice residents.

About Seán Millar
Seán is a critically acclaimed multi-award nominated musician, writer and theatre maker from Dublin. He often works collaboratively with theatre artists (Broken Talkers, Theatre Club, Veronica Dyas, Pom Boyd) or Dublin community organisations (including Fatima Groups United, RADE, Bluebell CDP, Saol Project, Axis Ballymun, NCCCA and ICON).  Seán has been called “Ireland’s greatest songwriter” (HotPress), “an Irish National treasure” (The Irish Times) and “Ireland’s Greatest lyricist” (RTE Guide).
For more, see Sean’s web site.