In 1995, the Irish composer and pianist, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, arrived at the University of Limerick to found The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance. Twenty-one years later, and with the Academy going from strength to strength, Mícheál will be retiring from that post in the coming weeks. He’ll be replaced by his friend, the musician and Tony-nominated composer, Mel Mercier.
To mark the occasion this week, Miriam will be joined by Mícheál and Mel, as well as by the singer Iarla Ó Lionaird and fiddler Martin Hayes – who have achieved remarkable success in recent years with The Gloaming; and by the accomplished and versatile cellist Kate Ellis.
Presenter: Miriam O'Callaghan