Mel Mercier

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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(...)

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award were announced at a Gala Ceremony  in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The big winner at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, presented in association with TileStyle and held on Sunday night at the National Concert (...)

 Judith Roddy and Manus Halligan  in Corcadorca Theatre Company’s  Far Away, by Caryl Churchill.  Photograph:  Enrique Carnicero

★★★★★ Spike Island, Cork These days dystopia is a cliche, and finding new interpretations for its horrors might challenge any production company. Ex(...)

Colin Dunne first encountered Potts’s music in 2001, when he did a Masters in Contemporary Dance at the University of Limerick.

Deviant, playful, melancholic, and at times symphonic, the music of the late Dublin fiddle player Tommy Potts has been a keen influence on many musici(...)

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