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Cormac O’Kane

Live television and concert performances

  • Musical director/composer — “P.K.Tonight”, BBC1 Northern Ireland 1994/5
  • Musical director/composer — “The Hole in the wall gang”, BBC1 N.I.1995/6
  • Musical Director/composer — “Anderson on the road”, BBC1 N.I.1996/7
  • Musical director — “Children in Need”, BBC1 1995/6/7/8
  • Musical director — “Last chance Lottery”, Channel 4 1997
  • Musical director — “the John Daly show”, BBC 1 NI 2001,02,03
  • Musical director — ” Brian Kennedy on song”, BBC1 NI 2003,04
  • Musical director — “The lyrics board”, RTÉ 02,03,04,05
  • Musical director — ” the lyrics board”, BBC Wales 04
  • Musical director — “Jools Holland at the drapers hall”, DMP 1997
  • Musical director — “2 days later with Jools Holland in Edinburgh”, DMP 1998
  • Musical director — “Noel’s House party Christmas special”, BBC1 1998
  • Musical director — “Let me Entertain you”, BBC1/RTÉ1 1998/9
  • Musical director/composer — “Millennium broadcast”, RTÉ1 1999
  • Project Director — ” The Frankie Miller songwriting Project”, 1999/01
  • MD of Band — “The Special Olympics March in China”, 2000

Composer of recent tv themes including

  • BBC — PK tonight 95
  • BBC — The big crash 02
  • BBC — John daly show theme 01,02,03
  • BBC — 2 Facing the truth 2006
  • BBC — Friday night live with hole in the wall gang 1997
  • BBC — Across the line band competition 06
  • BBC — Ulsterfly 04
  • BBC — Getaways 05,06
  • BBC — world and PBS American Election special 05
  • TV3 — The Brendan Courtney show 05
  • RTÉ — The Dinner party 05
  • RTÉ — The Afternoon show 05, 06
  • RTÉ — The afternoon cooks 05, 06
  • RTÉ — It’s not the answer 04
  • BBC — Queer life for the straight guy 05
  • BBC — Secret gardens 06
  • BBC — Brian Kennedy on song 04 and 05
  • BBC — Brian kennedy New York special 05
  • BBC — Big Six 05 (RTS award for programme)
  • BBC — Anderson in 03,04, 05, 06
  • RTÉ — DIY dads 05
  • RTÉ — It’s a family affair 2000
  • Living TV — 2nd chance honeymoon 05
  • C4 — Redbull soapbox challenge 04
  • C4 — Last chance lottery 97
  • Sky — “Sky live!” 97
  • BBC — Blueprint 08
  • BBC — You’re not the man I married 08
  • BBC — Panic attack 08/09
  • BBC — Thinking Big 07
  • Nickelodeon — Staraoke 09

Performed and recorded with

  • Marianne Faithful
  • Jools Holland
  • Paul Young
  • Squeeze
  • Suggs
  • Right Said Fred
  • The Corrs
  • Bob Geldof
  • Space
  • Tony Hadley
  • Michael Ball
  • Jimmy Somerville
  • D.Ream
  • The Divine comedy
  • Ash
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Paul Carrack (Mike and the Mechanics)
  • Ruby Turner
  • Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
  • Cathy Dennis
  • Alvin Stardust
  • Colm Wilkinson (Les Miserables)
  • Terrorvision
  • The Visual ministry gospel choir
  • Rod Hull (bless)
  • Basil Brush
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Lionel Blair
  • Oliver Reed
  • Freddie Starr
  • Roger Moore
  • Sasha Distelle
  • The Three Degrees
  • Sinead Quinn
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Sinead O’ Connor
  • The Original brothers
  • Paul Brady
  • Juliet Turner
  • Liam Clancy
  • Finbar Fury
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger ( ridiculous)
  • Alexander O’Neil
  • Linda Gail lewis
  • Roseanne Cash
  • Samantha Mumba
  • The Adventures
  • Janet Holmes
  • Patrick Moore (the astronomer, yes the xylophone)
  • Christie Hennessey
  • Adrian Dunbar
  • Marie Wilson
  • Heather Nova
  • Mark Little
  • Patrick Kielty

Recently Mastered / Remastered / audio restoration

  • Pentangle ‘The time has come’ 4cd remastered/ audio restored box set/ Sanctuary records
  • Pentangle ‘One more road’ remastered/audio restored live album/ Hux records
  • John Martyn ‘The Battle of Medway’ Live 1973 mastered/Hux records
  • Vincent Crane ‘Close your eyes Anthology’ 2 cd box set/remeastered/Sanctuary
  • Robin Dransfield ‘A lighter touch’ 2 cd box set/ remastered/Hux records
  • Janet Holmes ‘Wonder why’ produced/mixed/mastered 2008
  • RIcky Graham ‘rain down fire’ mastered 2008
  • Kyron and the strangels ‘If we were Kings’ mastered 2009
  • Michael O’Hanlon ‘Lovesick’ mastered Fevercabin records 2009

Studio

Currently run RedBox Recording studio in Belfast city centre using the latest hardware and software for the composition and production of music cut to graphics. The studio is available for recording, overdubbing, voice over and mastering services.

Project management

Managed full scale productions for the Drake Music Project (most notably at the Edinburgh festival) organising the casting, set, sound and lighting design, music composition, rehearsal schedules, running orders. Tour managed a trip to China for a group of musicians.

Teamwork

Worked within production teams for the BBC, C4, RTE, Openmike productions.

Communication

Delivered presentations at International conferences in Reykjavik, Chicago, Ferrara and Cambridge on Music technology applications.

Computing

Proficient on different music technologies. All Steinberg software and related applications involved in music engineering and production.

Technology Trainer

As senior tutor for The Drake Music Project I was responsible for ensuring that its many clients were successfully trained on the latest technologies.

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