Elaine Agnew


Type of Work: Ensemble
Instrumentation: Clarinet/bass, violin, cello and harp
Length: 50 minutes
Commissioned by: Tall Tales Theatre Company
Premiere: 4 December 2008, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.
Paul Roe, Brona Cahill, Annette Cleary and Anne Marie Papin


Maisy Daly’s Rainbow was a joint production between Solstice Arts Centre and Tall Tales Theatre Company in 2008.  Written by playwright and Artistic Director of Tall Tales, Deirdre Kinahan, the story is set in 1940 where Johnny lives with his Spanish Mammy on the edge of Navan and delivers eggs to the townies doors.  One morning he and his friend Jen discover a magnificent rainbow in the Doctor’s garden and Johnny vows to bring it home to his colourless cottage.  He strikes a deal with local witch Maisy Daly and so begins a fantastical journey of self discovery.