Audio Recording, Location Recording, Production and Live Shows

Macruari Audio Services is a company formed in 2016 by Neil McGrory. Providing a full range of audio, film and related services, Macruari Audio can supply fully professional PA hire, studio and location recording and a wide range of film and video services.

With many years experience in the audio, film and entertainment industry,

Neil McGrory is a fully qualified sound engineer and producer, who has also been involved in the development and production of live music events for over 25 years. He has worked with a vast array of artists across a wide variety of musical genres. As a musician he has brought this experience to facilitate and develop projects ranging from festivals, schools events, heritage festivals, outdoor street events and much more.

Since 2020 much of the focus has moved onto the production of online material. Contracts have included the production of Inishowen Traditional Music Project’s Virtual Summer Concert Series 2020 (production of nine online concerts), Cairdeas na bhFidliérí October Festival 2020 (Online), editing and compiling of material for three online concerts for Seamus Grant Weekend 2020, Clonmany.

In 2020 he worked as Irish Co-ordinator and Producer for O’Flaherty’s Irish Retreat. This is a major US based event and the contract involved producing music performances for online distribution, co-ordinating the production of over 40 hours of online lessons for participants and shooting material for an upcoming documentary film on the event.

In 2021 he produced the Irish Stream for North Texas Irish Festival. This involved filming and recording live performances from Altan, ZoDoMo, Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney along with a live streamed six hour show from Donegal with Niall Hanna, Kevin Meehan and others.

In 2022 he produced a series of documentary films for Inishowen Rivers Trust. This was an environmental awareness project documenting flood remediation measures in the Clonmany area.

He also was contracted by Donegal County Council, to produce four short films for the Colmcille 1500 project. These bi-lingual films are part of the Slí Colmcille website.

In January 2022 he recorded and edited ‘Get Beethoven’ by Paul Cassidy (the Brodsky Quartet) which was released as an audio book on the Audible platform.

He recently worked with director Bob Gallagher, on the Abair series of films, recording location audio in France, Scotland and Wales, and producing the audio mix for a series of music documentaries commissioned for St Patricks Festival TV in Dublin.

In summer 2022 he produced and directed Trad Meets Classical at the Solstice a collaborative project with the Brodsky Quartet and Inishowen Traditional Music Project.

In Summer 2022 he has provided live sound for events at Earagail Arts Festival, Ceol na Coille Summer School and Letterkenny Trad Week.

He also recorded and mixed the sound for the film ‘It’s a Fine Thing To Sing”: Songs and Singers from the Inishowen Peninsula. This film features YeVagabonds, The Henry Girls and Ian Lynch (Lankum) and traces how traditional songs have been re-interpreted by modern artists. The film was a combination of new footage and archive audio and film. It was recently shown at the Dun Laoghaire Folk Festival and Disappear Here Film Festival.

He has just completed an education production for the Waters Forum which is an educational resource for communities seeking to develop a conservation strategy for a river catchment. This involved location filming and recording, script development and commissioning original music.

In January 2023, he was audio engineer and technicalproduction manager from ITMP’s Inishowen Trad Orchestra and Choir’s sold out performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. He has recently recorded, mixed and mastered “Small Behaviours” for Kate O’Callaghan and featuring Donegal Camerata.

He also has extensive experience in recording and mixing audio for corporate projects and has recently completed contracts for online learning companies Makematic and Learning Pool.