Cliodhna (Cli) Donnellan, native of Mountshannon, Co. Clare is an Irish traditional musician, facilitator, producer and curator. She founded and coordinated the Mountshannon Trad Festival for ten years (2010-2019). Cli produced and presented a weekly live Irish traditional music radio show “The Morning Dew” for Scariff Bay Community Radio from 2019-2021.
Cli produced and released her debut album “Beneath the Hedgerow” October 1st, 2020. With a Ph.D Philosophy (2018) from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance University of Limerick, Cli also coordinated the Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance program from 2014-2018.
Cli works with individuals and groups in person and online. With a deep passion for the evolving journey of ‘self’ Cli has devised programs that focus on creative awareness, working on our ‘self’ perception and how it may affect our creative performance, suggests tools that can support and enhance creative practice, thereby enhancing our overall creative experience and performance.
Cli is currently on the peer panel of the Arts Council of Ireland and is a mentor with Minding Creative Minds (MCM). She continues to promote and produce music events in East Clare through various funding opportunities presented by Clare County Council, in collaboration with Mountshannon Arts Festival.