Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

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Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Born 1950
Tipperary, Ireland
Genres Classical
Irish traditional
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 1976 – present
Labels Sony BMG
Atlantic Records
Associated acts Nóirín Ní Riain, size2shoes
Website Official site

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin is an Irish musician, composer, academic and educationalist. As a pianist, composer, recording artist and academic, he holds the Professorship of Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance which he founded at the University of Limerick.[1] His sons are known as Irish pop group size2shoes and his former wife is Irish chant singer Nóirín Ní Riain, with whom he has collaborated. He was awarded an honorary D.Mus from the National University of Ireland at his alma mater University College Cork in 2004. He has recorded extensively with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.


  • Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, 1976 (1990), Gael-Linn.
  • Oró Damhnaigh, 1976, Gael Linn cCy of the Mountain, 1982 (2012) Gael Linn
  • The Dolphin’s Way, 1987, Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Oilean/Island (1989)
  • Enlightenment with Van Morrison (1990)
  • Casadh/Turning (1991)

Mícheál at the honorary conferring of Seamus Heaney at the University of Limerick, 1996

  • Gaiseadh/Flowing (1992)
  • Between Worlds (1995)
  • Lumen (1995)
  • Becoming (1998)
  • Templum (2001)
  • Irish Destiny (DVD 2004) Elver Gleams (2010)


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