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(...)

Roundstone from the harbour. The Galway village comes alive during the summer.

Roundstone in Connemara is a pretty little village set on the edge of the bog about a 70-minute drive north of Galway city. Next stop: America. The s(...)