Fiona at Open Mic
Fiona Keane, an incredibly gifted singer- songwriter and an example of some of the amazing talent we have around Westport. Since setting up this open mic night, we’ve been overwhelmed by the high level of songwriting and performers here in Mayo. Always something special and you each time. Hoping to see you tomorrow for our next open mic at the @clocktavern 🎶

Creativity Coaching / Facilitation

~Feeling creatively stuck? I felt painfully so for a couple of years, needing nothing short of a miracle to get me unstuck. Through serendipity I met Fiona who adeptly supported me to miraculously turn my situation around. After a couple of hours conversation with her, over as few weeks, I started creating more than I had done in the previous 2 years. Fiona’s impassioned enthusiasm, empathy, perception and insightful prompts resourcefully guided me to reconnecting with the creativity within me. I’d highly recommend Fiona Keane if you need support in getting back in touch with your creative process. ~Nao~
  • “Words that come to mind are elation & excitement.” — Maggie M.
  • “I was so inspired” — Lisa
  • “amazing, supportive, inspirational facilitation”  — Annie C. Writing Workshops:
  • “Your class was an inspiration and so positive” — Madeleine J.
  • “Fiona, just wanted to say a huge thank you for your class last night. It was amazing and the way you addressed my issue of ownership of characters, well let’s just say I have been waiting my whole life to hear what you said last night. Thank you for giving me the freedom to release some of these characters without censorship. I feel relief already. Bless you and yours”.  — Michelle
  •  “I just wanted to follow up and say how much I enjoyed the   workshop a few weeks back. Since then I’ve written about 5000 words much to my own amazement!” — Rosemarie N.
  • “Many thanks for your fabulous faciliation skills. I really enjoyed the week and can’t wait to get back! I’ve booked myself in at Old Rectory Retreat  already.” — Annie C.
  • I found your style very nurturing yet straightforward; I particularly liked the way you didn’t bamboozle me with jargon!” — Beverley
  •  The skills, extensive knowledge and enthusiasm of the facilitators creates a very safe writing space where work gets done. Facilitating individual needs adds tremendously to the whole atmosphere. Just give me more!” — Ruth Mac
  • I expected to feel out of place and overwhelmed…but I felt safe and supported as well as guided.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and it gave me hope that I might actually be able to do this and confidence that if I did someone might actually read it. — Mary Ni M On Productions
  • “Congratulations on the superb production of Lucky Town Fiona!!! You are a one-woman marvel to write, direct, produce and design such a wonderful piece of musical theatre. I’ve never seen youth theatre engage with universal themes of home, community and love in a way that seemed so vibrant and fresh and relevant to teenagers! All their wonderful individuality seemed to make them so comfortable on stage.” –Orla Murphy, RTE Presenter
  • “Facilitator Fiona Keane wrote and directed Lucky Town with MYT in 2016, the production took place in Ballina Arts Centre.  Fiona and the participants of Mayo Youth Theatre, threw their hearts into the production.  There are numerous roles in the production to suit multiple actors, there is live music and song.  The participants thoroughly enjoyed the process and were delighted with their performance and learned greatly from the production.  We also got to see the production from a fresh perspective when Fiona produced Lucky Town, in Westport with a talented group of teenagers.  Again the hard work and dedication was evident and the undeniable talent of the cast was evident.  (Mayo Youth Theatre (MYT) is an initiative of Mayo County Council and hosted by Ballina Arts Centre. MYT is a member of Youth Theatre Ireland.)” –Orlagh Heverin, Mayo Arts Office
  • “All of the hard work paid off in the end. I felt such joy watching the finale. It warmed my heart. Oh how I love a happy ending.  Ps…my somewhat skeptical hubby was blown away by the sheer number of gorgeous songs. Long may this show live in our hearts (and on stage).” –Theresa Saumell-Fitzpatrick (Parent)