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  • Launch of From Mountain to Mountain
    Launch of From Mountain to Mountain

    Feb 2: The U.S. Embassy hosted the launch of the CD From Mountain to Mountain by Irish musician, Fulbright alumna, and NUIG Traditional Artist in Residence Mary McPartlan.    »

  • Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
    U.S. banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn entertain Irish audiences

    On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with U S. banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, which included a discussion and performance, moderated by Newstalk’s Tom Dunne. There are some who say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world. The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Flecks’ total Grammy count is 15 Grammys won. Abigail Washburn is an American claw hammer banjo player and singer.   »

  • Danny Meyer with U.S. Ambassador
    Danny Meyer talks golden rules of hospitality

    Restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group in New York participated in the Embassy’s Creative Mind Series when he spoke in conversation with renowned food critic Ross Golden-Bannon on Nov 13th, 2015. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 25 James Beard Awards. Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life.   »

  • Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios
    President of Pixar Animation Studios gives insight to Creative Minds audience

    Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios participated in a Creative Minds event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in partnership with The Walt Disney Company Ireland. This discussion was moderated by renowned broadcaster Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. Morris oversees the production of the studio’s features, shorts, DVD content and theme park activities. He additionally manages Pixar’s Studio Tools, Systems, Development and Human Resources departments.   »

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