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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 His Holiness 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 Interntional Panceltic Song Competition, Letterkenny, Ireland April 2007.

Other recent performances include:

  • National Concert Hall, Dublin
  • Knock Basillica, Co. Mayo.
  • Abbey theatre The House of Bernarda Alba
  • An Island Story
  • South Dakato Irish Fest
  • Ohio Irish Fest
  • Celtic connections Glasgow
  • Colmcille Fest, Iona Scotland
  • Feile Naomh Phadraig 2006, Ireland
  • Irelands representative for the Panceltic Festival April 2007

She is a singer, songwriter released her debut album Celtic Passage with Sounds True Colorado in 2007.

Deirdre trained as psychotherapist, specialising in the area of Trauma and Recovery and has worked throughout Ireland, Bosnia, Croatia and more recently Kosovo. She is an experienced group facilitator and travels internationally giving talks, retreats and workshops.

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.

Deirdre currentlly spends time working as part of an adult faith development team, called Partners in Faith, further details www.partnersinfaith.ie



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RTE - Leap of Faith  

Deirdre Ní Chinnéide talks with Michael Comyn of RTE's Leap of Faith about Celric Spirituality and her album Celtic Passage. (25 mins)

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