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Jimmy O'Byrne

One of Ireland’s most versatile performers, Jimmy is in constant demand for TV, radio, theatre, studio and concert work.

Theatre work includes West Side Story
, Sondheim’s Assassins, Follies, I, Keano, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and many new Irish musicals.

On T.V. he has been seen on The Late, Late Show
, Bachelors Walk, Fair City, Glenroe and The Clinic.

For many years Jimmy was a regular with the R.T.E Concert Orchestra in the R.T.E Proms, Make Mine Music, Music for Fun, The Adare International Music Festival and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

With Kathy Nugent, Jimmy has made many appearances with The Billy Crosbie Band in Cork and he has written and directed two shows for Billy:
The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen and Soft Lights, Sweet Music… the songs of Irving Berlin. Their show ”Moon River, A Tribute to Johnny Mercer” was a sell-out at The Kinsale Arts Week and later played to capacity audiences at The Cork Opera House. 

Jimmy has made several outings as Bobby Darin, with Kathy as Connie Francis and in his own Bobby Darin tribute at the National Concert Hall. Bobby and Connie will return to the NCH in September 2016.

A recent project is “Songs of Hope” with Susan Haddon. This is a concert of uplifting and inspirational songs which recently raised over €1,300 for the new St. Francis Hospice in Blanchardstown.

Jimmy,Carol and Susan also produce and direct the sell-out family show Christmas Crackers at the Helix.

With his wife Carol, Jimmy runs a highly successful stage school, SONG AND DANCE
, for girls and boys aged 3 to 23.

As a choral director/conductor,
he is responsible for four choirs, the award winning CanBelto Ladies Choir, YouFour, The Accapella Fellas and The Song and Dance Glee Choir. Hi is a serving board member of the Association of Irish Choirs and regularly attends conducting courses at their advanced level.

Jimmy is also an established voice-over artist and his first album “Le Mor Ghra” has done very well in America.

Married with two daughters, his ambition is to get to the bathroom first in the mornings.

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