I was so honoured to stand with Moya Brennan, Bridgie Collins & Lucia Evans to sing Mná na hEireann (Women of Ireland) at Croke Park for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland. By co-incidence, it is the same beautiful song that I sang for HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 2011 during her visit to Ireland.
An incredible night sharing the stage with Andrea Bocelli, Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, Celine Byrne, Patrick Bergin, Maighread &Tíona Ní Dhomhnall, Riverdance to name a few in a cast of thousands!

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Even though the incredible experiece of recording with the RTE Concert Orchestra for my new album has been 12 months ago already… please don’t feel that I’ve hidden away! I’ve been working tirelessly to make as beautiful a recording as I can, and it is at mixing stage now, so very nearly there! I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Exiting new changes for me this month, as I will officially be bi-locating between Ireland and Switzerland, as I take my girls to set up home in Geneva.

I’ll be so looking forward to going back and forth between both of the extraordinary places that I will be lucky to call home. Tours and concerts as usual in Ireland, and who knows what continental delights await, as I prepare to release my new orchestral album!

That was the night alright, the glorious music and words of Brendan Graham shooting right through the heart of all of us, audience and artist one and all. And to sing Neil Martin’s thoughtful and richly emotional arrangement of Crucan an bPaiste under the intensely musical baton of David Brophy… just soul-nourishing. Simultaneously ecstatic and devastating. I’ll never forget it.

Did that day really just happen?! Unbelievable. What an extraordinary gathering of incredibly talented musicians. All so happy in their work! Such positivity and generosity all around from the orchestra personnel to the amazing engineering crew.
I feel so joyfully privileged to work with the amazing @rteconcertorchestra Thank you!
So wonderful to have #johnsheahan and @geraldperegrinecello pop in to play their solos in the room & my pal Joe Csibi to lead us all.
Was exhilarating & humbling in equal measure.
Might not have to come together so smoothly if it weren’t for the magnificence of my orchestral session co-producer #gavinmurphy



Monday, December 5th from 7:30pm.

Sir Jack 1916 – 2016
Monaghan County Museum Remembers Sir John Leslie

The very sad news broke early this year that Sir John Leslie, known as ‘Sir Jack’ had died at Castle Leslie. Sir Jack was many things to many people; aristocrat, war hero, conservationist, historian, even party animal. To those who knew him best, he was a warm, compassionate, generous and truly unique man. He was a very strong supporter of Monaghan County Museum and was a common sight at exhibition openings and special events. The memories and material that Sir Jack shared with the museum will become a priceless part of the collection which reflects the rich history and diverse culture of this region.

As we approach his 100th birthday, the museum in partnership with Castle Leslie will host an evening of remembrance and celebration for a man who for almost a century was an integral part of the living heritage of County Monaghan.

The evening will be marked by members of the Leslie family sharing their thoughts and some of the memories they have of Jack. Former Eurovision Song Contest Winner, Eimear Quinn & Ewan Cowley will entertain with a medley of specially selected songs reflecting the life of Sir Jack.
This event is open to everyone and admission, as always, is free.

For further details contact Monaghan County Museum on (047)82928 or follow us on Facebook.

Welcome to my new website! My little girls are getting big and strong, and I’m getting focused on new recordings and concerts tours for the new year. Yes, I will finally record a new album!

I will post all the excitement here as it happens, and publish tracks and videos as they develop.

There is also a new shop, so that should make things a little easier! Thank you for still ordering despite the previously difficulties during the site re-building, your efforts were heroic!

In the meantime, to round up 2016 there will be a few Christmas concerts on December 3rd, 10th and 16th. See the appearances page for tickets and more details.

I will also perform at a special commemorative event for Sir John Leslie at the County Museum in Monaghan on December 3rd. Ewan Cowley and I will select some songs from the curated 1916 concert that we did in May (the year of Jack’s birth), and add to it some music related to his extraordinary life.

Exciting times ahead, please stay with me for the journey.

With thanks and love