Conductor and composer Eímear Noone   in Dublin: ‘Being a conductor and a composer is like having a split personality. One is very introverted; the other is the reverse.’ Photograph:  Steve Humphreys

Sometime before Christmas, Eímear Noone received a phone call from her old pal Rickey Minor. He was wondering if she could clear some free time toward(...)

Eímear Noone

Galway woman Eímear Noone will become the first female orchestral conductor to perform during an Oscars television broadcast. Noone thanked the produ(...)

Composer and conductor Eimear Noone

Music has coursed through Eimear Noone’s veins since childhood. Originally from, Kilconnell in Co Galway, the pioneering composer, conductor and arran(...)

Movie music: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, scored by Howard Shore, in concert
They shoot, they score

To show the power of a film score, Conrad Pope suggests a simple experiment. Go to the end of a movie you know well and watch the final scenes with th(...)