15/08/19

Appointments to the Board of the National Concert Hall

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D. announced the reappointment of Ms. Eleanor McEvoy and Mr. John Reynolds to the Board of the National Concert Hall.   The appointments were made for five year terms and commenced on 24th June 2019.

Both Ms. McEvoy and Mr. Reynolds were initially appointed to the Board on 24th June 2016 for three years and have been re-appointed pursuant to the Guidelines for Appointments to State Boards.

John Reynolds

John Reynolds is also non-executive Chair of Cairn Homes plc, a non-executive Director of Computershare Ireland, Business in the Community and the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy is a former violinist with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra who went on to become composer and co-performer of “A Woman’s Heart” the title track for the best-selling Irish album in Irish history.

Her songs have been covered by performers such as Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Phil Coulter, Mary Coughlan, Bella Hardy, (BBC folk singer of the year) Eliza Carthy, Derek Ryan, Jack L, and up and coming Irish band Saint Sister .

Her critically acclaimed canon of work spans fifteen albums, her latest album “Forgotten Dreams” (2019) was recorded in Air Studios in London as a Direct-Cut-to-Vinyl and she will be on tour promoting this throughout Germany, UK, Ireland and Australia over the coming months.

Commenting on the reappointments, Minister Madigan said:

“I wish to congratulate Ms. McEvoy and Mr. Reynolds on their reappointment to the Board of the National Concert Hall and record my appreciation to them for continuing to offer their expertise and support to the Hall.”

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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