Galway-born conductor Eimear Noone became the first female conductor in Oscar history at the ceremony in LA on Sunday night.

Eimear Noone is breaking records at the #Oscars. She is the first female conductor in the award show's history: "I can’t wait to get to the music part. The red carpet is terrifying"

— Variety (@Variety) February 9, 2020

Explaining how she landed the prestigious gig, she said: "I got a phone call from my dear friend music director of the Oscars and that was it really. It was just amazing I do 40, 50 concerts a year and this is extraordinary, it's special and amazing.," she told Variety.

Expressions of goodwill flooded in ahead of her performance: