Offaly comedian and harpist returning home to perform with Des Bishop

Offaly native Christiane O’Mahony will be back in her home county for two shows with international comedian Des Bishop on Friday, November 30 in the County Arms Hotel Birr and on Saturday, December 1 in Tullamore Court Hotel, as part of the hit show ‘Des Bishop Likes To Bang’.

Offaly native Christiane O’Mahony will be back in her home county for two shows with international comedian Des Bishop on Friday, November 30 in the County Arms Hotel Birr and on Saturday, December 1 in Tullamore Court Hotel, as part of the hit show ‘Des Bishop Likes To Bang’.

Christiane, whose family are still in Tullamore, is the support act and a very unusual part of her show is the use of a harp.

Originally from Tullamore, Christiane is an actor, musician and most recently a comedian.

She trained as an actor at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Trinity and as a musician at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Acting credits include ‘Pygmalion’ at the Abbey Theatre, Druid’s ‘Playboy of the Western World’ directed by Garry Hynes and ‘Shakespeare in Rehearsal’ with Guna Nua.

She has performed as an orchestral, chamber and solo musician throughout Ireland and abroad and most recently toured with Des Bishop to the Edinburgh Festival and on his Irish tour.

She has performed her unique brand of harp comedy at the International Comedy Club, the Laughter Lounge, the Stand (UK), the Roisin Dubh and at the Edinburgh Festival.