Jacintha Sharpe is the choreographer of Dúlamán – Voice of the Celts.
Originally from Kildare in the east of Ireland, Jacintha has performed throughout the world with some of the top shows in the world of Irish dancing. Having began to dance at the age of 4, by the age of 16 she had already taken part in the largest Riverdance performance ever held. She went on to perform with many productions and toured the globe until beginning her journey as a choreographer. As a choreographer Jacintha has seen her work performed worldwide with the hit show Celtic Legends including 10 sell-out shows in 2015 at the prestigious l’Olympia in Paris.
As choreographer of Dúlamán – Voice of the Celts, Jacintha has brought Song and Irish Dance together in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Delicate and sensitive dance mixed with powerful routines that leave the audience clapping for more.
Jacintha is a TCRG. The top recognition by the Commission of Irish Dance as a qualified teacher of Irish Dance
Seán McCarthy is the owner and operator of Take 2 Promotions Ltd.
He was born in the town land of North Cregg in Co. Cork, Ireland and began playing the Uilleann pipes at the age of 8 years old. As a teenager Seán was winner of the All-Ireland Uilleann pipes title on six separate occasions as well as being a three in a row winner of the esteemed ‘Oireachtas na Gaeilge’.
As a musician and musical director Seán has performed throughout the world some of Ireland’s most recognised productions and artists, playing in some of the most prestigious venues throughout Europe and the rest of the world including the Luxor in Rotterdam, The World EXPO in Shanghai, The Tokyo Forum Hall & l’Olympia in Paris. He was also a founding member of the well known Irish folk group FullSet who, in 2011, were awarded the prestigious RTÉ/RAAP Annual Breakthrough award. This led to the group playing with some of the most well known artists in Irish & World music. As well as releasing the debut album with FullSet, in 2011 Seán released his first solo album entitled ‘Halcyon Days’ which has received critical acclaim being described by critics as “the most exciting and absorbing debut CD of Irish piping in about twenty years”.
After leaving FullSet in 2012, Seán accepted the role of Musical Director of the hit show Celtic Legends. As musical director and a producer for the show it has had a massive resurgence and continues as one of the most popular Irish productions touring the world. In 2015 Celtic Legends performed a sell-out 60 date tour throughout France and followed in 2016 with a 30 date collaboration with well known Galician musician Carlos Nunez.
As a producer, Dúlamán – Voice of the Celts is Seán’s most ambitious work to date. Bringing together an incredible cast and almost two years work to produce a world class show of Irish song and dance.
A native of Dublin, Conal is one of Ireland’s most in demand musical directors. He holds a B.A. in music and Irish from university college Dublin and a MSc in multimedia from DCU.
Conal has worked extensively touring as a guitarist, arranger and composer for the past 10 years. He has worked extensively with artists and productions such as Tommy Fleming, Ragús the Show, Celtic Legends and Byrne & Kelly but to name a few. He has also performed with famed artists that include Dolly Parton and Kenny Rodgers.
In 2014, he co-produced Tommy Fleming’s platinum selling album, “The West Awake”. In 2015 & 2016 he was musical director of “Paddy”, the acclaimed musical drama that toured throughout Ireland & UK to sell out audiences.
Along with live performance Conal is the managing director of the successful Dublin recording studio, Cloughcorr Studios, as Musical Director of Dúlamán – Voice of the Celts, Conal has worked closely with the vocalists and musicians to bring something raw and powerful to the stage while maintaining the shine of a large theatre production.
Mix & Master Engineer:
Alan Kelly is freelance audio engineer and producer based in Dublin, Ireland. Formerly the House Engineer in Windmill Lane Recording Studios, As House Engineer in Windmill Lane and Pulse Recording Studios, has has worked with artists such as Herbie Hancock , Lady Gaga, Sinead O’Connor, Imelda May, Kings Of Leon and The Chieftains. Recent and ongoing projects include recording with Robin Thicke, Celtic Thunder, Darling and Perfect Friction, mixing for Acoustically Irish, orchestral recording for Sky Arts and production on an upcoming album with London based artist John McIvor.
Ronnie Norton (Norton Design)
Ronnie Norton has worked with some of the world’s top artists, bands and companies including Riverdance & U2. He is one of the most recognised photographers in the country and was the founder of Norton Associates.
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Shashi’s feature film appearances include Steven Spielburg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SPEED DATING, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE and 50 DEAD MEN WALKING. One of Shashi’s most compelling roles was Pedro (the mute cook) in Anthony Byrne’s award-winning film SHORT ORDER. In television, he played Doctor Casey in IFTA award-winning RTÉ drama LOVE/HATE created by Stuart Carolan for Octagon Films and appeared in CAMELOT on Starz Network.
His previous stage credits include A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Abbey Theatre), HAMLET and KING LEAR (Second Age), THE MASSACRE AT PARIS and KEY WEST directed by Jimmy Fay (Bedrock), JUDAS OF THE GALLARUS (Peacock Theatre) and JULIUS CAESAR (Loose Cannon). Other television work includes AMBER directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan, created by Rob Crowley and Paul Duane for Screenworks. Detective Superintendent Vikram Singh in two-part crime drama UNDENIABLE written by Chris Lang for ITV. He appeared in series two of Irish language drama SCÚP directed by Declan Recks for Stirling Television.
Shashi was seen in Gerard Barrett’s latest feature film GLASSLAND starring Jack Reynor and Toni Collette with Element Pictures, awarded ‘Best Irish Feature Film’ at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2014. More recently he was seen in RTÉ’s 3-part political drama CHARLIE created by Colin Teevan and directed by Kenny Glenaan for Touchpaper TV. The production was an astounding success with over 700,000 viewership during transmission of its first episode. His most screen work includes guest role Vik Cullen in crime drama RED ROCK on TV3, Michael Hirst’s action/adventure drama series VIKINGS 4 directed by Ciaran Donnelly for History Channel and British crime drama LINE OF DUTY 3 created by Jed Mercurio for the BBC.
More recently, he filmed the role of Doctor King in Alan Cubitt’s drama THE FALL (Series 3) starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan for the BBC, due to be aired later in 2016. Other recent work includes 3-part ITV drama THE SECRET directed by Nick Murphy for Hatrick Productions and comedy feature film THE FLAG starring Pat Shortt and directed by Declan Recks for Treasure Entertainment. He will soon film the role of Vivian in BAD DAY FOR THE CUT directed by Chris Baugh with up and coming Northern Irish production company Six Mile Hill Productions. BAD DAY FOR THE CUT is one of the New Talent Focus Features that Northern Ireland Screen fund in connection with the British Film Institute.
Shashi has been cast in new six-part drama REDWATER directed by Jesper W. Nielson (BORGEN) for the BBC.