Mel Mercier

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The Small Things: Pauline McLynn and Peter Gowan   face off on a pair of small separate stages

The Small Things ★★ Old Cork Waterworks, Cork There’s a moment in Corcadorca’s production of The Small Things when everything comes together. Pauline(...)

BEST PRODUCTION Richard III –A Druid Theatre production of Shakespeare’s play, in association with the Abbey Theatre BEST OPERA PRODUCTION Il Bravo –(...)

Aaron Monaghan, Garrett Lombard, John Olohan and Jane Brennan in Druid Theatre’s  Richard III. Photograph:  Robbie Jack

Now is the winter of our discontent made... if not quite glorious summer, perhaps a more agreeably temperate spring. After a cold snap of criticism an(...)

Mercier is a Tony-nominated composer (for The Testament of Mary) who wears his creative endeavours lightly. Photograph: Maurice Gunnin

Capturing the ephemeral and melding disparate musical pieces to create one coherent whole: that was the task which Mel Mercier set himself two years a(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

The first member of his family to attend university, Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin revealed that trademark curiosity about, and profound connection with, music from the time he was a toddler, and embarked on a musical path that would bring him to UCC. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

News of the passing of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin – pianist, composer, visionary educationalist and founder/director of the Irish World Academy of Music &(...)

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin “left a rich legacy through his own music, as well as the academy he founded”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The funeral of the musician and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin will take place in Kilrush, Co Clare on Monday, November 12th. Ó Súilleabháin, who wa(...)

Tributes: the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As news of the death of the pioneering composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin spread today, tributes to his music and his influence flowed. Pre(...)

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: the University of Limerick paid tribute to its professor’s “pioneering solo albums, which repositioned his chosen instrument, the piano, at the heart of Irish traditional music”

Tributes have poured in for Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, the pioneering musician and composer, who has died “after a prolonged illness”, his family said. (...)

Tadhg Murphy  in the Numbered at    Fitzgerald Park, Cork, which runs until June 30th. Photograph:  Krzysztof Zielenski

It was some small point of comment at the end of Corcadorca’s presentation of The Numbered as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival on Monday night that(...)

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