Here are some more of the many tributes to Marian Finucane: In the mid 1990s I was involved in a wages/better conditions dispute in a factory. In 2003, Ó Briain was nominated at the Chortle Comedy Awards for Live Comedy in the categories Best Compère and Best Headline Act (which he would go on to win). Thanks for listening Marian. This lively duo combines harp, mandolin, and guitar with soaring vocals. For more chromatic styles of music Ellen also plays the classical pedal harp.Other styles of music they offer are: Baroque and Early MusicBroadway Tunes and Popular SongsCeltic ChristmasPopular Christmas CarolsRobert Burns Songs and Scottish Harp TunesClassical music, Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival starts this Thursday with Singer's Night Hosted this year by the Jameson Sisters. Ellen continued to study early Irish harpers like Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin. Chef Neven Maguire, a regular guest on Marian Finucane's programme, also remembered her kindness, writing that "she was so good to me". She would eventually meet Treasa Ní Chatháin or Terry Kane at an Irish session in Philadelphia. Both Ellen and Terry hold degrees in music and are full-time musicians available for events during the weekday and weekends. Compared to "Fleabag," the new Irish comedy show … A lovely woman and a brilliant broadcaster, it was always a pleasure to do an interview with her; just the easy intelligence of her. RIP Marian Finucane - you paved the way for so many women in journalism and broadcast. They later set up the production company Happy Endings Productions, and together they produced (and Ó Briain presented) the chat show Buried Alive (2003) and most famously in Ireland The Panel (2003–2006). Ó Briain has also been an extensive newspaper columnist, with pieces published in many national papers in both the UK and Ireland, from The Sunday Times to The Daily Telegraph. pic.twitter.com/MCneOa0ItG. After moving to the Philadelphia area she was able to take Irish language classes from Deirdre McFarland and from native Irish speakers who had immigrated from Co. Donegal, Dún na nGall. She would eventually meet Treasa Ní Chatháin or Terry Kane at an Irish session in Philadelphia. In 2005, Ó Briain's eighth show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was the biggest selling solo comedy show of the festival.. She was lovely. In Oct 2017 he started touring his show “Voice of Reason”. RIP, "She invented Liveline. He is noted for performing stand-up comedy shows all over the world and for hosting topical panel shows such as Mock the Week, The Panel, and The Apprentice: You're Fired!. The BBC One show looked at the technologies and produce in farms, supermarkets, kitchens and restaurants around the world.. The Panel was hosted by Ó Briain. Ó Briain married his wife Susan, a surgeon, in 2006; they live in West London with their two children. The December 2009 transmission of Three Men Go to Ireland featured their dog Snip Nua who, by the time of transmission, had been put down following injuries sustained in a race. So sad to hear of the passing of Marian Finucane, Marian always treated me with patience and kindness throughout interviews over the years. In 2011, Ó Briain took part in two shows of the 16-date Uncaged Monkeys tour with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince, Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh and Chris Addison. In 2013, Ó Briain joined Jack Dee, Chelsee Healey, Greg James, Melanie C and Philips Idowu in Through Hell and High Water, a Comic Relief challenge which involved British celebrities canoeing the most difficult rapids of the Zambezi River. She will be missed. In 2009, the Irish Independent described Ó Briain as "Terry Wogan's heir apparent as Britain's 'favourite Irishman'" and in 2010, Ó Briain was voted the 16th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. But I'm still Catholic, of course. The show reached its 200th episode during its 19th series in 2019. Fair City star Rory Cowan said Marian Finucane was "fabulous" and wrote of her kindness when he appeared recently as a guest on her RTÉ Radio 1 weekend show. On 12 March 2011, Ó Briain, Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson set a new Guinness World Records title for hosting the 'highest stand-up comedy gig in the world', on a British Airways flight in support of Comic Relief.. In 2008, he remarked: "I haven't written it into my act, but it occasionally comes through. , Ó Briain is an Arsenal F.C. I'm an ugly bloke! Ellen Tepper developed an interest in early harp music when growing up in Vienna, Austria. RIP. O'Kane became a stand-up comic in 1996 and got into the finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards of that year. I'll never be a famous face. Post 1660 they use the anglicised name McCain/O'Kane. Please review their details and accept them to load the content.Manage Preferences. He was a regular at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs and the Edinburgh Festival, as well as making one notable appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in 2002, where he was offered a prestigious gala show because of his performances at the Irish showcase. From 16 April 2012, Ó Briain presented an eight-episode series of School of Hard Sums with co-host Marcus du Sautoy on Dave. In 2019, Ó Briain appeared as a guest on Hypothetical. On 6 November 2012, Ó Briain began presenting a series called Dara Ó Briain's Science Club, in which he and other celebrities discuss science issues. Death announced of RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane https://t.co/QWwVPElLY9. The most regular panellists have been Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, Neil Delamere, Andrew Maxwell and Mairéad Farrell. At this time, he also began performing his first stand-up gigs on the Irish comedy circuit. The first edition of this programme features Ed Byrne talking about how closely related he is to the Neanderthals. Ó Briain's stand up international career took off around this time as he began to tour heavily, performing across Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, with gigs in Dubai, Paris, Adelaide, Shanghai and New York City. Former Republic of Ireland player and football pundit Paul McGrath said Marian Finucane was "a wonderful lady" who "always treated me with patience and kindness throughout interviews over the years". His 2010 tour played for 150 dates, to over 225,000 people, including 37 nights in Vicar St. in Dublin, 9 nights at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and a first date in Dubai.  The two presenters hosted a second series of three-hour-long programmes, plus follow-up 30-minute shows called Stargazing Live: Back to Earth, from 16 to 18 January 2012. The Clancy Brothers recording being one of the few English speaking records in the house. He has also been a newspaper columnist, with pieces published in national papers in both Britain and Ireland. whose death was announced on Thursday evening.