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August 2021collaborative artist in residence with Ruth O'Mahony Brady DLCOCO

June 2021 composer soundscape 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' (post-production)

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


February 29th Snorkel music project with Ruth O'Mahony Brady (composer/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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