Fintan McKahey's profile

Name: Fintan McKahey


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Region: Cork


Member since:10-09-2016


I am a multi disciplinary artist working in music, film, theatre & visual arts.

2019 saw the release of my new GOD GAMES EP, an eclectic, down tempo, alt-pop production, inspired by the likes of Ben Howard and Chet Faker. The sound has developed from the more folk-based, percussive style of my debut EP, ’Two Lifetimes Late’, which was well received in 2016.The Rebound Effect, my latest single, is a dark, sultry indictment on mankind’s legacy and the climate crisis.

In collaboration with visual artist & photographer, Kate Bean, we produced a short experimental film ’Purpurea’.  This installation was shown at West Cork Creates 2016 as part of A Taste of West Cork Festival in Skibbereen. It was also shown at Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival in West Cork.

With support from CorkETB, I co-facilitated a series of workshops in radio documentary production for Clonakilty irish Wheelchair Association. These programmes were aired on Clonline Radio in 2017, a community radio station, now rebranded as West Cork fm. In 2018, I produced a podcast with Alison Glennie, West Cork Inclusive Community Gamelan Orchestra is now available on Soundcloud after airing on West Cork fm.

I provided composition and sound design for ’Drama Club at Uillinn’ a short film for West Cork Arts Centre, which documents the activities enjoyed by the children there. This can be viewed on their YouTube channel. Previously, I have delivered drama workshops for children at The Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

In 2017 I was commissioned to compose and play a new work for an intergenerational, site-responsive performance art project. ’Point of Departure: a Lament’ was shown at Reen Farm Sculpture Garden as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival and a short film, documenting the performance. I composed the music for this short film, which documented this event and was selected to screen at film festivals in Cork, Beara, Seattle, Boston and Hebden Bridge, UK. I continue to collaborate with film makers on music composition for short films. Examples of sound design can be viewed on my YouTube channel.

Fetac 5 Art, Craft & Design: Rossa College, Skibbereen. Fetac 5 in Theatre Performance & Production. Fetac 6 in Advanced Classical Acting: Kinsale College of Further Education. I have also worked as an actor and voice over artist.

Fd.BA in Music Production at BIMM London. 


Professional Organisation

IMRO  | iasca | Raap






Professional Statement

I grew up in a family of creatives and benefited from being allowed to explore different modes of self - expression. I would have a great respect for The Arts, which I believe are currently poorly represented in mainstream education.

Media and techniques

Primary medium: Music

Secondary medium: Drama

Creative Context

Primary context: All contexts

Secondary context: Community

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