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Mary Barnecutt is a Dublin-based musician, educator and curator who works with a variety of artists, bands, orchestras and educational projects. She has written music for short films, theatre, dance productions, and has worked with artists such as, Julie Feeney, Nell Regan, Justine Doswell, Amanda Coogan, Adrian Crowley, Liz Roche, Seti the 1st, Ray Harman and Ruth O’Mahony Brady. 

Recent work includes composition for Justine Doswell's 'dyad' and Amanda Coogan's 'Wrens'.

She manages two string projects in Dublin primary schools and in 2019 created the improvised music show, String Play for children with her sister, Kathrine for the Ark, in association with IMC. 

She is curator of the weekly Sundays@Noon Concert Series in the Hugh Lane Gallery . and co-director of Spike, Dublin’s annual alternative cello festival. .

From 2017-2020 she was cellist and vocalist with Teać Damsa in their touring production of Loch Na hEala.  which she has toured to South Korea, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and the Australia.

In collaboration with poet Nell Regan she has made a series of 6 music/poetry videos on the website Eavesdrop you can watch here;


Mary publishes her music as Mary Barnecutt and Mary & the Pigeons on her own label., Sharkwoman records.

Her debut album, 'Into Air' was released in 2016. 



Reviews for Into Air


'...a lush collection that sounds organic and occasionally magical' 

Lauren Murphy, Irish Times **** 

'Very fine album alert - 'Into Air' is a surprise and absolute pleasure. Go seek, buy, listen!' @Tony Clayton-Lea

Review for dyad

"...Mary Barnecutt's superb score, its cello driven sequence evoking David Darling at his best during his ECM years.' Chris O'Rourke, May '21 The Arts Review







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