Proinnsías Ó DuinnBorn: 1941, Clontarf, Dublin (Ireland)
Proinnsías Ó Duinn travelled to the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, because regular Irish Eurovision conductor Noel Kelehan was not too keen on venturing in Israel. Ó Duinn accompanied singer-songwriter Cathal Dunne, who came fifth with his song ‘Happy man’. He never conducted another Eurovision entry, but he featured in the 1995 contest in Dublin, when he led the RTÉ Concert Orchestra during the performance of the interval act, ‘Lumen’, a beautiful composition by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, sung by a group comprising (amongst others) Brian Kennedy and the monks of Glenstal Abbey, Limerick.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Proinnsías Ó Duinn will be published on this website