Una Hunt is an international concert pianist and a leading authority in the field of historic Irish music and Performance Practice of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She has completed several consultancies with the National Library of Ireland which include a detailed study of their music holdings (2001) and a biographical listing of Irish composers (2004). She also led many world-premiere performances at the National Library, recorded a CD of piano music from the collections (Fallen Leaves from an Irish Album, RTE Lyric fm, 2006) and devised and set up the library’s first digital music archive: The National Archive of Irish Composers (http://collection.europarchive.org/nli/20120921111829/http://naic.ie/).
Una Hunt has lectured extensively at home and abroad including various venues in the United States and the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco. Her most recent book: Sources and Style in Moore's Irish Melodies (https://www.routledge.com/9781409405610) was published by Routledge in 2017. She has also recorded the first complete archive of Moore’s Irish Melodies on a 6CD box set (2008).
Una is an experienced producer and presenter and has completed many documentaries on Irish music for RTE Lyric fm. Her programme: John Beckett, the Man his Music was the bronze winner in the New York Festivals International Radio Awards 2017.