Michael John McCarthy

Michael John is a Cork-born, Glasgow-based, composer, musician and sound designer. He has previously worked with the National Theatre of Scotland on The Tin Forest, In Time o’ Strife, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, Reasons To Dance, Truant, 99…100, Dolls and Transform Dumfries. Recent work for theatre includes August: Osage County (Dundee Rep), Jimmy’s Hall (Abbey Theatre), Futureproof (Everyman Cork/Project Arts Dublin) Glory on Earth, A Number (The Lyceum, Edinburgh). He is lead artist on Turntable, a participatory arts music project in association with Red Bridge Arts. As a musician he has recorded and toured internationally with Zoey Van Goey, Aidan Moffat and Lord Cut-Glass, as well as performing on albums by RM Hubbert, Emma Pollock, Alasdair Roberts and Trembling Bells/Bonnie Prince Billy amongst others. Work for film includes Pitching Up (Guardian Documentaries) and Where You’re Meant To Be.

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