If you think all Celtic music sounds the same, then you probably haven't heard Deirdre Ní Chinnéide, Irelands leading singer who is reshaping the genre that has captivated millions. Deirdre offers her music as an expression of a spiritual practice that explores the healing potential of sound with particular connection to the Spirit and shadow of Celtic consciousness.
She has sung and performed extensively in both Irish and English as a vocalist with bands such as Mo run Searc, Acabella, Ragus and many more and has toured the Celtic festival route in Europe and the USA. She was soloist with the global Mantra choir singing for the Dalai Lama at the World Peace Conference in Belfast. Deirdre is also the singer of the Irish entry Caillte go Deo, which won the International Panceltic Song Competition, Letterkenny, Ireland April 2007.
Deirdre released her debut album Celtic Passage with Sounds True Colorado in 2007.
She lives on Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and draws on the inspiration of Celtic Spirituality for her music, poetry and workshop themes.
This is her first Australian tour.
Listen to Deirdre on Tuesday 5 November at 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral Newcastle West. $10 at the door. No bookings required.
For further information contact
Jenny Hartley RSM 4964 6400