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Hitting high notes by mixing cinema with classical

Cork native Maggie O’Herlihy specialises in combining showings of classic movies with live orchestral performances. Now she wants to bring her productions to Ireland, writes Colette Sexton

15th July, 2018
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Avex’s orchestral screening of Aliens at the Royal Albert Hall in London

A Corkwoman who has pioneered the combination of films with live orchestras is hoping to bring performances to Ireland next year.

Maggie O’Herlihy, from Bishopstown, studied music from a young age. She attended the Cork School of Music and enjoyed success in local and national competitions when she was growing up.

O’Herlihy played the piano as her main instrument, but was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra with the violin. She...

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