Marie-Louise Muir is the main presenter of BBC Northern Ireland Arts coverage on radio and television. She presents an arts show on BBC Radio Ulster Tuesday-Thursday nights at 630pm-7pm and the monthly “The Arts Show” on BBC Northern Ireland Television.
She also writes and authors programmes for BBC Radio 4 including “Something Understood”, “Dinner at Annaghmakerrig” and “From Derry to Mostar”. She is currently working on new commissions for BBC Radio 4 and has just wrapped on a 3 part series for BBC Northern Ireland on hymns “Then Sings My Soul” to be broadcast in 2015.
She was the guest curator of the 2014 “On Home Ground – Celebrating Seamus Heaney” arts, poetry and music festival in Magherafelt, which attracted Gary Lightbody, Liam O’Flynn, and a host of poets, writers, musicians and artists to the small County Derry town.
She is a regular chair of arts and culture debates, comperes live events, conducts on stage interviews in front of a live audience, and chairs panel discussions and audience question and answer sessions.
Marie-Louise studied English Literature at Trinity College Dublin. She is also a trained arts administrator, studying at University College Dublin.
She also sits on the board of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan, a residential workplace for artists cross border in Ireland and internationally.