Pirate from Kilkenny

Kilkenny soprano Muireann Mulrooney is playing the part of Edith in a production of The Pirates of Penzance in the National Concert Hall by the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society, Dublin from November 15-19.

Kilkenny soprano Muireann Mulrooney is playing the part of Edith in a production of The Pirates of Penzance in the National Concert Hall by the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society, Dublin from November 15-19.

Muireann, 22 and from Aughtanny, Castleinch put her career as a national-school teacher aside to pursue her love of singing. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music and Performance in DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin.

The Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society are one of Ireland’s top Musical Society and in 2013 will celebrate 100 years of performing Opera and Musicals to the Irish public in The Gaiety Theatre, National Concert Hall and other national theatres of old. Many stars of stage have used the R&R as a springboard to great success. Terry Wogan and actor David Kelly are two of their big stars while many of their performers have successful careers in London’s West End most recently Roisin Sullivan and Robert Vickers who is currently playing a lead role in Les Miserables.

Muireann has many credits to her name already. She has been a prizewinner in the Feis Ceoil and Arklow Music Festival and after The Pirates of Penzance she will be playing roles in Puccini operas with DIT Opera Ensemble and performing again in the NCH as a soloist for a Christmas concert.