Since graduating with a BA in Irish Music and Dance and a MA in Irish Music Performance, Áine has captured the hearts of Irish Music fans all over the world. Hailing from Dundalk, County Louth, Áine is a founding member of the band Goitse with whom she has toured extensively around the world. To date, they have recorded five critically acclaimed albums and together, the quintet Goitse makes what Irish Music Magazine calls “Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.”. *For Goitse's full biog click here.
Singing both in the English and Irish Language, Áine has been described as having “a voice of an angel” and was awarded ‘Female Vocalist of 2016’ by the Irish American news. Combined with her energetic, high octane fiddle playing she is now one of the leading young musicians in Irish music today. As a result, her teaching skills have been highly sought after and have seen her giving workshops on fiddle and vocals all around the world. Her musical talents have led her to tour the world as lead fiddle player with several dance shows including Michael Flately’s world famous 'Lord of the Dance'.
Áine has also established herself as a highly regarded composer with many of her compositions featuring on several albums to date. She was commissioned to compose a suite of music to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 rising, which was performed by The Laois Folk Orchestra and in 2018 wrote a suite to recognise the passing of 100 years since the end of World War 1. Just last year, Áine wrote the music for 'Mná na hÉireann - A unique celebration in music, song and dance of the women of the revolution' which premiered in Sept '19.
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Female Vocalist Of The Year (2016)
-The Irish American news ‘Best of the year awards’