About us

Happy Willow Publishing was set up to find and publish original compositions, productions, arrangements and artwork by interesting, talented and sometimes 'hidden' composers, musicians and artists that deserve to be heard, played, seen and cherished. We publish print music, produce and licence music for film, TV, games, art and advertising and we publish artwork with a musical angle.

Happy Willow Publishing is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.



Meet Jamie Hugh O'Callaghan

We are happy to present and highlight the work of Jamie H. O'Callaghan, composer of Welsh/Irish origins living in the Netherlands, who has been creating beautiful pieces of music over the last 20 years.


His latest orchestral project 'Groves' will be available in February 2016.



Jamie Hugh O'Callaghan was born in 1963 in the UK of Welsh/Irish parents and grew up in South Yorkshire and the coastal area around Newcastle. Although he was involved in music from a very early age (New Wave, electronics etc), it wasn't until he turned 20 that he realised he wanted to become a professional musician/composer. So he went back to school to obtain the necessary qualifications. He completed his music studies at Kingston University London in 1991.


During his time in London he became fascinated by music theory and composition and was inspired by composers such as Debussy, Messiaen, Alun Hoddinott, William Alwyn and Arnold Bax but also by the minimalistic and spiritual nature of Hindu music and (film) composers Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann and Jerry Goldsmith. As a viola and double bass player he acquired hands-on experience of compositional harmony and balance in various orchestral settings.


His love of orchestral, minimal and film music has coloured his work ever since and can be found in his contemporary compositions, his (studio) projects and collaborations with various artists as well as in the electronic/ambient music with his ensemble 'The colour of time'.


His work has been described as cinematic, evocative, original, surreal, versatile, bridging the old and the new, the abstract and the narrative.


Jamie lives and works in the Netherlands.



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