The Everyman announces a new concert series for Spring curated by renowned Cork musician John O’Brien

Music fans are in for a treat as The Everyman presents a new concert series led by John O’Brien that celebrates the best of Cork and beyond. The recently formed Ora Quartet, featuring Siún Milne and Molly O’Shea (violins), Ali Comerford (viola) and Yseult Cooper Stockdale (cello) will provide the musical backdrop.

John O’Brien at the launch of Music of… a new concert series curated by John O’Brien c
John O’Brien photo by by Marcin Lewandowski

Sunday 4th of February will see the series kick off with Music of… Sadness and Comfort. The evening’s guest is star mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan who’ll return to The Everyman stage following the Irish National Opera’s tour of Werther in 2023. Joining John O’Brien, the Ora Quartet and flute and fiddle player Johnny McCarthy, O’Sullivan will shake things up with influences from her operatic background and more.

Niamh O’Sullivan at the launch of Music of… a new concert series curated by John O’Brien
Niamh O’Sullivan photo by by Marcin Lewandowski

Music of… Love and Heartache is next on Sunday 10th of March. West End musical sensation Molly Lynch will appear alongside the extraordinary harpist Anne-Marie Papin Labazordiere to continue the exciting sonic journey.

The soulful Karen Underwood, backed by virtuosic drummer Davie Ryan, will present more intriguing musical combinations in the series’ grand finale, Music of… Faith and Doubt on Sunday 28th of April.


Karen Underwood at the launch of Music of… a new concert series curated by John O’Brien
Karen Underwood
photo by by Marcin Lewandowski

John O’Brien, who leads the series and will guide audiences through each evening, says “with our incredible Ora String Quartet as the heart of the series, and with world class guest artists, we will play music, from across different eras and genres, that explores big emotions, and our common humanity. I’m so excited to share this with our audience!”


For true music aficionados, ticket bundle options are available to ensure you don’t miss a note of this extraordinary musical adventure.

Tickets on sale now from Phone 021 4501 673

Tickets €30 | BUNDLE FOR 2 SHOWS €50 | FOR 3 SHOWS €66.

Bookings fees apply for phone and online orders.

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