Interview with David McEvoy by Ella Doherty

The Hawk’s Well Theatre      16/2/19

The Hawk’s Well Theatre holds many shows and concerts throughout the year.

Here is an interview with David McEvoy the Musical Director and Chorus Master of Sligo Musical Society, who has just finished a successful run of Oklahoma! in the Hawk’s Well.

Reporter: Where you interested in music when you were young?

David: Yes I was very interested in music from a very young age.

Reporter: What really inspired your love of music and stage?

David: I always liked watching movie musicals and my Mum sent me to piano lessons when I was 6.

Reporter: What was the first instrument you learned to play?

David: The piano.

Reporter: Can you remember what your first musical was?

David: Oliver, I was one of the workhouse boys in Fagan’s gang.

Reporter: Did your parents influence your love of music?

David: Yes they did. Both parents have been involved with amateur drama and theatre all their lives.

Reporter: What is the best musical you have ever seen on stage?

David: That’s a difficult one, they are all brilliant but different, probably “Beauty and the Beast”.

Reporter: In your opinion who is/was the greatest musical performer?

David: I think Hugh Jackman is really good and Sutton Foster.

Reporter: As well as Sligo Musical Society you have been asked to direct and perform in musicals elsewhere, can you elaborate on this please?

David: I work with lots of schools. I played the piano for the musical in Lough Allen College in November, I did Coola in January. I conducted the band with Ballyshannon Musical Society for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Reporter: Did you enjoy taking part in Oklahoma!?

David: It was amazing!! We had great fun – Lots of hard work but good fun!

Reporter: Have you got any more musicals or shows coming up this year that you are taking part in? 

 David: Well, I am playing piano for the Sound of Music in St. Attracta’s School in Tubbercurry at the end of March.