Joe McGill’s guest was renowned conductor Robert Houlihan. A native of Killarney and born to a single mother in the 1950’s, Robert went on to have an amazing career.
Robert has conducted over 100 different orchestras since he began his career. He regularly conducts the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTE Concert Orchestra as well as appearing as a guest with orchestras in Europe and in South America.
Robert’s festival appearances include the BBC Proms and the Almeida Festival, London, The Budapest Spring Festival and the Bartok Festival, Hungary, The Summer Festival, Amsterdam and the Wurzburg Mozart Festival, Germany to name a few.