Michael Holohan (born 27 March 1956) is an Irish composer.
Michael Holohan Wikipedia
Michael Holohan was born in Drumcondra, Dublin. He was educated at O'Connell's Schools, University College Dublin (BA, 1978) and Queen's University in Belfast. He studied composition with Jane O'Leary, Eric Sweeney and Seóirse Bodley. He also attended masterclasses by Messiaen, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, and Helmut Lachenmann in France.
Holohan was chairman of the Association of Irish Composers (AIC), 1987–9, and was later appointed chairman of the Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda, where he lives since the mid-1980s.
Holohan was elected to Aosdána, an Irish association of artists, in 1999.
Holohan has composed for solo instrument, ensemble, orchestra, stage, choir and voice. He has also collaborated with a number of poets including Nobel prize-winners Seamus Heaney and Tomas Tranströmer, Ivan Lalic and Paul Durcan.Cromwell (1994)
Leaves of Glass (1995)
Building Bridges (1995)
A Snail in my Prime (2000) - with text by Paul Durcan
An Stoirm, Bagairt na Marbh & Sos (1981-4) - with texts by Seán Ó Riordáin
Anahorish & Oracle (1988) - with texts by Seamus Heaney
Mass of Fire (1995)
Quis est Deus? (2001)
In the Empty Hills (2009) - with text by Wang Wei
Kubla Khan (1974) - awarded RTÉ Young Composer of the Year 1974
Thomas McDonagh (1987) - with text by Francis Ledwidge
The Given Note (1989) - with text by Seamus Heaney
The Potter's Field (1990) - with text by Ivan Lalic
By a River (1985), for piano
Aoise (1988), for piano
The Road to Lough Swilly (2001), for uilleann pipes
Monaincha (2002), for piano
Running Beast (2007) - with text by Donal O'Kelly
Where a Single Footprint Lasts a Thousand Years (2009) - with text by Ernest Shackleton and Bill Manhire
The Source (1990)
July 23rd Dawn (1990)
A River of Memories (1999) - co-produced by Breida Delaney
Fields of Blue and White (2010) - pianist, Thérèse Fahy