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Claire's commissions include writing music for "Connor's Story" - community theatre performed at the Belfast Festival; "Dancing with Dilemmas" - a dance project for Prestwich Hospital; "City of Dreams" - a BBC Radio 4 play with MIND Arts Project, Stockport; "Lighting the Legend" - a fusion of dance, visual art and pyrotechnics for public performance in Salford; "Retreat" - a physical theatre production for the inaugural opening of the Longfield Project in Bury, Greater Manchester and the music score for "Garden of Delight" at the Manchester International Arts Festival. In 2010 Claire recorded the audio stories for the Emmeline Pankhurst photo-mosaic "Women Like You", by Charlotte Newson, for an exhibtion at Manchester City Art Gallery.

She has acted as Associate Musical Director for Oldham Theatre Workshop and Musical Director for "Distant Voices - the mill's tale", Skidby Mill in Yorkshire.

Commissioned songs include, "Hitting Home", "Dangerous Days", "Zero Tolerance", "Ordinary Rebel", "When", "Hill and Back", "Hope Always Lasts" - written for a variety of commissioning bodies, including Salford City Council, Littoral Arts, Nye Bevan Centenary Celebrations (Arts for Labour) and many more.

She is a regular contributor on BBC radio where she often guests as a news and current affairs pundit on breakfast and late night shows. Claire has been featured twice on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and since 2009 has entertained listeners on BBC North West's 'Late Show' with her original and topical songs. For the last three years she also been a co-presenter on BBC Radio Manchester's Citizen Manchester.

 

 

Claire Mooney performing live

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