Eoin Mac Ionmhain

Music, Video and other creative work

Music releases

I release music under my own name and also under the aliases "Calico Jak" and "calicojak". "Calico Jak" releases are generally songs with lyrics and vocals, whilst "calicojak" releases are generally instrumental and more experimental or soundtrack based.

Future releases from 2020 onwards will mostly be under my own name

Visit calicojak.bandcamp.com to purchase

I was also a member of Patrick Freyne and his bad intentions - you can purchase at patrickfreyneandhisbadintentions.bandcamp.com

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Music videos and other video projects

Here are some music videos I've created myself for various pieces of my own music (mostly instrumental tracks) - more at YouTube

Here is a video that John Mulvaney and Niall Byrne created for my song "Vampire Love" from the album "Ever seen a match burn twice?"

An incarnation of Calico Jak, featurning long time collaborator Jack Cawley, made a guest appearance on RTÉ's long running soap "Fair City", as the band playing in a gig scene. The scene was shot on location in Crawdaddy, on Harcourt St, now sadly closed. Fans of the show will remember the storyline involving Troy Dowling, son of Fair City veteran character Leo Dowling

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Soundtrack work

In 2014 I collaborated with Jack Cawley and Kevin McGee as the Dublin Film Ensemble. We created a live soundtrack for Haxan - Witchcraft through the ages which was premiered at the Irish Film Institute Horrorthon in October 2014.

In 2014, I created a soundtrack for a version of Emily Dickinson's poem "I felt a Funeral, in my brain" which was made by writer/director/polymath Kevin McGee

In 2013, Eoin was commissioned by Nenagh Silent Film Festival to compose and perform a one man, live soundtrack for 1926 horror movie "The Magician", directed by Rex Ingram. Below are brief clips of the soundtrack and some footage of the performance itself.

Here is a story from the Tipperary Star covering the festival and the performance.

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About

Eoin Mac Ionmhain is a musician based in Dublin, Ireland.

Eoin has released various albums and other EPs under the aliases "Calico Jak" and "calicojak". Eoin is currently planning a release of an album inspired by the book "I am legend" by Robert Matheson. He is also planning a release of a number of soundtrack and ambient/drone guitar works.

In 2015, Eoin contributed music to the computer game "Scourge of War - Waterloo" developed by NorbsoftDev.

In 2014, Eoin collaborated with Jack Cawley and Kevin McGee on a new soundtrack for the silent film "Haxan - Witchcraft through the ages". This work was premiered at the Irish Film Institute Horrorthon in October 2014.

In 2014 Eoin composed the soundtrack for a performance of "Funeral" by Emily Dickinson - part of the Actors Anthology series.

In 2013 he was commissioned by Nenagh Silent Film Festival to compose and perform a live solo soundtrack for the silent film "The Magician (1926)", directed by Rex Ingram.

Eoin has also composed music for several short films exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival short film showcase - including "Home Lobotomy Kit", (written/directed by David Reynolds), "Paper Cut" (written/directed by David Reynolds) and "Poo!", (written/directed by David Reynolds).

Eoin has also composed music for several TV pilot projects, including "Baggers" by David Reynolds and "I'm picking low hanging fruit", a TV sketch show pilot.

Music recorded by Eoin under his Calico Jak alter-ego has been used in long running Irish soap opera "Fair City", as well as in the short film "6 times a day (I die)".

Eoin spent ten years studying classical guitar, and has a Masters degree in Music and Media technology from Trinity College, combined with extensive hands on experience in songwriting, composition and recording

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Contact me

email: eoin[AT]eoinmacionmhain.com (replace [AT] with @)

Or contact me on twitter @calicojak

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