Irish Traditional Singer, Composer and Tutor
I am a Traditional Irish singer, composer and tutor from Leitrim, Ireland. I have many years experience of singing, composing and tutoring. I have won awards for singing, including All-Ireland medals and I am also qualified to adjudicate singing competitions. I have been building a repertoire of songs for over 30 years now and have been influenced by many great traditional singers, such as Rosie Stewart, Paddy Tunney and Pauline Hanley. I have recorded songs for albums and sung with some well known artists, like Cathy Jordan from Dervish, Donal Lunney and Eleanor Shanley. I teach traditional singing on a weekly basis and also at Irish traditional workshops and Summer Schools. I have worked with students from all different walks of life and from many different countries, including Japan, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. I have and can sing many different styles of songs, but I am fiercely committed to preserving and promoting the art of Irish traditional singing by resurrecting older songs that have become almost extinct, by singing and teaching lesser- known songs and by composing new traditional ballads to commemorate the times that we live in.