Fennessy (b. 1976 Maynooth) began his musical life as
guitarist in a school rock band but had no formal musical training until the
age of fifteen when he decided to study classical guitar. He became interested
in composition whilst studying for his undergraduate degree at the Dublin
College of Music. In 1998 Fennessy moved to Glasgow to study for his Masters
Degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with James MacMillan.
He was later invited to join the composition faculty and has held a teaching
post there since 2005.
His music has been performed nationally and
internationally by many groups including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra,
BBC Scottish Symphony [...]
Pass the Spoon
"A zany, warm-hearted sort-of pantomime held together by some extremely good music and expert comic delivery."
(Kate Molleson, The Guardian)