Creative Projects


April 2024: Producer/Originator (and performer): Hard hat, soft heart: a celebration of the songs of Tony Reidy. Forthcoming event (20 April) featuring up to two dozen musicians, including CODA and The Clew Bay Critters. A sample of What the media said:

“It was a full house. And there was a waiting list. I was lucky to be there. Even luckier to be part of the show, performing. Blessed, even. It was a night to remember. One of the best music nights in Westport Town Hall in living memory. It wasn’t planned that way. It became that.

It was so for a myriad of reasons. Apart from the person being honoured and the performers, it was the determination, tenacity and unassuming modesty of Fiona Keane. She is the person who conceived, produced and directed the night’s entertainment. It was called ‘Hard Hat, Soft Heart – A Celebration of the Songs of Tony Reidy’, and it was a fantastic show. Memorable beyond words. Thank you, Fiona.”
–Liamy McNally, Opinion, The Mayo News

— 2024 : Co-ordinator/Originator of Finglas-based project, SPARK Northwest: a series of multi-arts workshops for teenagers. Also, Drama and Songwriting workshops as part of Creative Ireland’s Cruinniú na nÓg at The Den, St. Helena’s Rd, Finglas, Dublin on June 15, 2024. Project sponsored by Dublin City Council in collaboration with the Northwest Partnership.

— 2022: Production coordinator of Unmasked: Cobblers Lockdown Sessions, a CD archiving Cobblers’ weekly music session which transferred to Zoom. I performed an original song, created the website and promoted the CD on Midwest Radio. Proceeds went to Westport Lions Club.  

— 2019: Director, Beetroot by Lucy Montague Moffatt, with members of Floating Islands Youth Theatre at Westport Town Hall Theatre

— 2018: Produced and performed in variety show Pat McCabe’s Heartland with music (including live contributions by Lisa Hannigan & Tony Reidy) and text with Pat McCabe.

— 2018: Director: Change the Channel. Facilitated creation, production and direction of seven original short plays with original songs and compositions by members of Floating Islands Youth, Westport Town Hall Theatre.  

— 2017: Lucky Town, Floating Islands Youth Theatre, wrote, directed and produced a musical with nine original songs (a modified version of its predecessor, Broken Town) with a cast of 21 and a live band.  

— 2017: Organiser of Residential Singing Event with 60 singers, led by Sian Croose, Community Choir Leader, at Killadangan House, Westport, Co. Mayo

— 2016: Broken Town, Mayo Youth Theatre, Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo.

— 1999: Tea and Bedlam, Theatre for the New City, New York

— 1998: Five Bullets, Horace Mann Theatre, New York

— 1997: Last Rites,  Shapiro Theatre, New York (staged reading)

One-act plays:
Wanted (Not Wanted) in the West (Current Theatrics: 2015 Festival of Shorts, McMullans Pub, Las Vegas)
— Occupy Croagh Patrick (Current Theatrics: 2012 Irish Festival of Culture, Cleveland)
History Lesson (same festival in 2011)
One Woman Turning (2006:  Painted Filly Productions, Filmbase).
— Developed my scripts Bedman (1998) and Meme (1997) with 25 Gaiety School of Acting students I taught for a semester in 1998. Performed at Project at the Mint.