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FEARGAL MURRAY Feargal is a pianist and composer from Derry, who studied in Edinburgh and London. Now based in Dublin, he has collaborated artistically with Camille O’Sullivan for the last 15 years. As a songwriter he has written songs for The Celtic Tenors, Moya Brennan, Triniti, George Murphy and has co-written with leading songwriters Jimmy MacCarthy and Brendan Graham. He has enjoyed album chart success in the USA, the UK and Ireland, including a Grammy-nominated album. He co-wrote an award-winning musical adaptation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece with Camille O’Su llivan. As a session pianist/keys player, Feargal has played with many leading artists, appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including Later... with Jools Holland, and has performed at prestigious venues across the world. CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN Camille was raised in Cork to a French mother and Irish father. Previously an award-winning architect and portrait painter, Camille has become internationally renowned for her interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Kurt Weill. As much storyteller as singer, she shows a fearlessness in her work with her emotional, intense performances. Her solo shows include London’s Royal Festival Hall, the legendary Roundhouse, Apollo Theatre and Sydney Opera House. She’s performed on BBC’s Later... with Jools Holland, and was an original La Clique performer (Olivier Award 2010). She was awarded a coveted Herald Award for her solo performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Rape of Lucrece (Edinburgh International Festival 2012, with original music by Camille and Feargal Murray), and a Helpmann Award 2015 for Changeling. Recently, Camille was chosen by Yoko Ono to perform Double Fantasy Live at Meltdown RFH alongside Siouxie Sioux and Patti Smith. MELBOURNE FESTIVAL Provoking and inspiring, Melbourne Festival seeks to connect art forms, people and ideas. At the heart of Melbourne’s culture of creativity, we curate unique experiences that bring people together and break new ground in culture and the arts. Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events. Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway Executive Director Kath M Mainland CBE 06—23 OCTOBER 2016 www.festival.melbourne melbournefestival Facebook Twitter @melbfestival Instagram @melbfestival This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Produced by Far and Away Productions in association with Brink Productions. Co-commissioned by Melbourne Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Festival. COVER IMAGE | Sean and Yvette/Martin Philbey With support from #melbfest