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John McCarthy & Danny O’Mahony: Public Presentation

Join us on Thursday 29th October for an online evening event exploring the works of playwright, actor and director John McCarthy, and traditional musician Danny O’Mahony.

Both artists will share their practices and the themes they have been exploring while in residency at UCC, with some participants sharing short spoken / sound pieces developed during the artists’ workshops. This is a fantastic moment to learn more about contemporary playwriting and traditional music.



29 Oct 2020


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




  • Danny O’Mahony
    Danny O’Mahony
    Traditional Artist

    Danny O’ Mahony is an award winning and critically acclaimed Irish Traditional Musician, Educator and Broadcaster from Ballyduff in Co. Kerry. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland O’Mahony was appointed Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for 2019-20. His most recent performance ‘Dúchas’ for the 2020 Clifden Arts Festival was a collaboration with poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice in the music, song & poetry of their native North Kerry.

  • John McCarthy
    John McCarthy
    Writer, actor and director.

    John McCarthy is a writer, actor and director living in Cork. He is currently a recipient of an Arts Council Theatre bursary for playwriting, recently performed in Blackwater Babble (BrokenCrow) and directed Tadhg Hickey’s acclaimed solo show, ‘In One Eye, Out the Other’ (Cccahoots)

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