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March 2024 Album Launch - Like Water, Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

Nov 2022 composer - Kirkos premiere 'Mousey Mousey' Unit 44, Prussia St, Dublin 7

Nov 2022 composer - The Artist's Brain film. With Artist Alan James Burns, screened at Unit 44, D7

April 2022 composer/performer 'Heligo' Dun Laoghaire Lexicon, concert-film created during residency with R. O'Mahony Brady 

June 2021 composer music for Amanda Coogan's Wrens installation RUA RED 

June 2021 Stoneybatter Festival live performance, solo

May 2021 composer/performer Justine Doswell's dyad DDF

April 2021 composer score Sophia Cadogan's 'Jellybabies' 

November 2020 'Eavesdrop' poem-film website launch, composer

September 2020 Musician in Residence Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co Cork composer

April 2020 Resonate Launch online composer/performer

February 9th 2020 performer with Glasshouse (festival co-director) Spike Cello Festival 4 (performer


October 15th Stella and Fly, New York US performer (solo) 

October 11-21st Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala BAM festival, Brooklyn New York, performer

August 10th 2019 Mary@ the Pigeons Adrigole Arts Centre, Beara, Co Cork performer/composer

June 28th 2019 Mary@ the Pigeons performer/composer

June 29th Mary@ the Pigeons support to Liam Ó Maonlaí The House Presents 

March 29 2019 GlasDrum New Sounds in an Old Place,  (performer/composer) 

Feb 11-21 2019 Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala Perth Festival, performer

Feb 2019 Stringplay– Ark/IMC commission, composer/performer

Feb 2019 Spike Cello Festival 3 director

Nov 12-19 2018 Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, performer

Nov 6-11 2018 Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala Dun Laoghaire Pavillion, performer

Nov 2nd 2018 w/ Erik Frielander – Fumbally Stables, Note Productions Duo series performer

September 2018 Pigeons of Discontent- Paddy Cahill film music* composer

February 9-11 2018 Spike cello festival 2 performer and co-director

September October 26/27 2018 The Plot by Paula Lonergan – composer/performer (solo)

September 21 Cobh Sirius Culture Night (solo)

September 13 2018 Ergodos

June 20 2018 Stoneybatter festival performer (solo)

May 2018  w/Cello Ireland performer in The Whale theatre

Jan-June 2018 Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala Tour Dates Ireland and international, performer

February 2018 Guest for Self-Made 1 (solo) panellist and performer

June 2017 National Gallery of Ireland Liz Roche Totems,co-composer/performer

March 2017 Union Chapel Daylight Music, London UK 

February 2017 Spike Cello Festival 1 director

January 9 2017 Hugh Lane Gallery Sundays@Noon Vanishing Lakes performer


Stringplay- a one act play commissioned by IMC and The Ark.

Kathrine Barnecutt violin/viola

Mary Barnecutt cello

Matthew Jacobson - percussion



Review for Into Air

* * * * (four stars)

Lauren Murphy The Ticket, Irish Times 14.04.16   


Mary Barnecutt has spent the last few years as a collaborator with Irish acts such as Adrian Crowley and Vyvienne Long, but now it’s her turn to step into the spotlight.

A cellist by trade, her debut album is unsurprisingly constructed around stringed instruments, with a hint of piano here and a touch of woodwind there.

The result is a lush collection that sounds organic and occasionally magical, as Halfway There demonstrates – although there is an unsettling darkness lurking just underneath the surface of songs like instrumental Stranger Than and Moving.

Barnecutt’s voice is no powerhouse, but there is a charm to her delivery, and her lyrics tell imaginative stories.

Yet it’s the music that takes centre stage, speckled with heart-swelling flourishes and sinister undercurrents.

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