Eímear Noone is an Irish conductor and composer. One of the video game industry’s most recognised musicians, she has written award-winning scores for World of Warcraft and Warlords of Draenor. This year, Noone made history as the first woman to conduct at the Oscars in the US. She was also the first woman to conduct at the National Concert Hall in Ireland, and has worked with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, the Sydney Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic.
For this month’s Limerick Lady podcast, Emma Langford and Ann Blake meet with Noone to talk about WFH, the importance of role models, sexism in the classical music world, and her self-ordained title of “conductrix”. To highlight Limerick Mental Health Week, they also turn the conversation to creative burnout, managing your workload, and asking artists and the general public: Have you dealt with burnout during this absolutely ridiculous year? How have you dealt with it, if so? What resources have you used? You can listen to the Limerick Lady podcast here.
The Limerick Lady is a grassroots movement aimed at promoting discussion around gender, gender balance, and the visibility of women artists. Ormston House sponsors The Limerick Lady podcast as part of our artistic programme for The Feminist Supermarket (2020-2021).
Photograph by Isabel Thomas.