glór is managed by a dedicated and hardworking staff and governed by a committed and passionate Board of Directors. glór employs approximately 35 staff (full time and part-time) across our administration, front of house, technical, bar & café, box office and cleaning teams.
Bob Brannock (ACIS) is a retired CEO with Fortune 500 experience in the Financial Services, Insurance, Aircraft Leasing and Power Systems sectors. Bob has extensive experience of public, private and state boards including GE Financial Insurance (UK), AXA Assurance (UK), FORFAS (Ireland) and Genworth Mortgage Insurance (GMIC) (Canada).
Bob lives in Barefield with his wife Adrienne and five children, they all share a keen interest in Traditional Music, Dance, Drama and Art.
Ann Marie Gill is a Management Consultant working with Public, Private and Voluntary Sector organisations. Formerly Senior Vice President with GE Financial Insurance and Genworth Financial, Head of Leadership and Management Development at Intel and CEO of the National Women’s Council. Ann Marie lives in North Clare and has a keen interest in Music Drama and Literature – former Deputy Chair of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and committee member of the Kate O’Brien Weekend (now the Limerick Literary Festival).
Aibhlín McCrann is a director of Communiqué International, one of Ireland’s foremost leadership communications consultancies, where she specialises in facilitation, stakeholder engagement and strategy writing. Aibhlín has had a long-term involvement with the arts in Ireland, and was a board member of An Chomhairle Ealaíon, The Arts Council, 2006-2016, where she was appointed Deputy Chair in 2012. A fluent Irish speaker and harper, she served on the board of the Traditional Music Archive 2001-2005, and is a passionate advocate for the harp in Ireland. She is Director of An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Festival for Irish Harp and Chair of Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland; a newly established resource organisation to support the continuing development of the harp in Ireland. She became Chair of the Irish Chamber Orchestra in October 2017.
Jack Talty is a multi-award-winning traditional musician, composer, producer, academic, and educator from Lissycasey in county Clare. In 2021, he was appointed to the post of Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music at the School of Film, Music and Theatre at University College Cork. As a performer Jack has toured extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, and Asia, and he has contributed to over 90 albums to date as a musician, producer, composer, arranger, and engineer. A regular contributor to traditional music programming on various media, Jack is also the Artistic Director of Raelach Records, a traditional music label that he founded in 2011.
An experienced and regular external assessor with Culture Ireland, Music Network, and the Arts Council of Ireland, Jack has contributed to the Arts Council’s Making Great Art Work 2020-22, and has consulted on Council policies relating to artist pay and remuneration, and mentorship initiatives. In 2020, Jack published Navigating the Traditional Arts Sector in Ireland: A Report on Resources, Challenges, and Opportunities, a pioneering report commissioned by Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann, with the support of the Arts Council.
Anne is a Director of Service with Clare County Council currently having responsibility for the Social Development Directorate which includes Housing, Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation. Her career in local government commenced in Clare County Council in 1990 but during the past 28 years she has also worked for extended periods in Limerick County Council, Kerry County Council and Limerick Regeneration Agencies before returning to Clare County Council in 2012. Anne is a native of Clare and has always continued to reside in the county irrespective of her work location. She is married to Brian with one daughter Shaunagh who is studying primary teaching at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Helen was appointed County Librarian in Clare in 2009, having previously worked in the public library service in Dublin, Kilkenny and Limerick as well as a short stint working in a law firm in Sydney, Australia. She is employed by Clare County Council and manages the Cultural services which includes Libraries, Arts, the County Museum and Archives. She is also a board member of the West Clare Community Education Centre Ltd.
Mary was elected to Ennis Town Council in 2009 and subsequently elected to Clare County Council in 2014. She has a keen interest in the arts and has been a regular visitor to glór over the years to attend different productions and events. Mary grew up in Ennis in the West of Ireland where culture and music are part of the DNA. She grew up with music, dance and song, and as a teenager developed a love of theatre and the performing arts, and this love has only intensified over the years. Mary has huge respect for all those who put themselves “out there” whether they act, sculpt, paint or sing and thus was thrilled when she got the opportunity to be a part of the glór Board.
Kate is a solicitor practising in the firm of Michael Houlihan & Partners (MHP) and works primarily in the fields of litigation & employment law. MHP has a long and proud association with glór since its inception. Originally from Cratloe, she trained and worked with a large Dublin law firm. She enjoys all aspects of the arts and has a particular interest in drama and community choirs. As a mother of three children, she believes it is important for children to develop an interest and love for the arts from an early age.