“A voice as unburdened as a newly minted penny” Irish Times Jan ‘09
From Macroom Co. Cork Fiona Kelleher is one of the finest exponents of traditional singing to emerge in the last decade. Fiona has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist and as lead vocalist with one of Ireland’s top traditional bands North Cregg recording a critically acclaimed album “Summer At My Feet” winning “Best Vocal/Instrumental Album of the Year 2003 with LiveIreland.com and touring extensively with the band for four years featuring at internationally renowned festivals such as Celtic Connections Glasgow, Orkney Folk Festival, Cork Folk Festival, Baltimore Fiddle Fair St.Chartier Folk Festival and Tonder Folk Festival Denmark.
During this time Fiona established herself as a central figure in the traditional song community and a highly regarded interpreter of newly composed material in the genre. She has frequently performed live both on radio and television shows with BBC and RTE and BBC Radio Scotland.
She has continued to develop a successful career as a solo artist since parting company with North Cregg and has been involved in many collaborative projects with artists such as Mel Mercier Micheal O Suilleabhain Ger Wolfe John Spillane and Niall O Callanan among others. `Fiona has just relelased her debut solo album “My Love Lies” produced by Donald Shaw of Capercaillie fame featuring new interpretations of well known traditional songs and also some songs written by well known songwriters in the traditional idiom such as John Spillane Cyril Tawney and Bill Caddick.
She has recently completed a very successful Irish tour grant aided by Music Network in the company of some of Ireland’s best traditional musicians Jim Murray (guitar) Richard Lucey (accordion) and Ciaran Coughlan (piano).
Upcoming work includes a song collecting project in the Muskerry Gaeltacht and more festival work for the summer and autumn.
A Gifted Vocalist…. Folk Roots
Fiona Kelleher’s Voice is truly stunning….. Pay the Reckoning
Beautiful Vocals of Fiona Kelleher….. Scotland on Sunday