Michelle O’Brien, mezzo-soprano, was born and raised under the magic of the Shandon bells in Cork (hence her nickname ‘Shellybelles’).
She forms part of the bill for a fundraising concert at the Freemasons’ Hall in Cork on Saturday where proceeds will go to the Cork International Choral Festival, Advocates for Victims of Homicide and Edel House.
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Best recent book you’ve read:
John O’Donohue’s Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom.
Best recent film:
La La Land. I absolutely loved this musical film — you are just drawn into the whole magic of the story through music and dance.
Best recent show you’ve seen:
You can’t beat a concert with our very own sopranos Cara O’Sullivan & Majella Cullagh, which was recently held in the Everyman Palace.
Best piece of music you’ve been listening to lately (new or old):
Gregory Porter — Smile.
First ever piece of music that really moved you:
Every song from the Sound of Music and Wizard of Oz, it still resonates with me today.
The best gig or show you’ve ever