Kate is a singer and community group singing facilitator from Doolin, Co. Clare.
In 2010, she completed her B.A in Arts; Music (performance) & English from NUI Maynooth and in 2021 completed her M.A in Community Music atthe Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Kate is currently undertaking an arts practice PhD in Community Music at the University of Limerick.
As a soloist, Kate performed her debut solo singing concert at a sell-out performance in the Burren College of Art with her colleague, pianist Donal McHugh in 2019. In 2022, they returned to give a classical concert as part of the Clare County Council Local Live Performance Scheme at Kilfenora Church.
Kate is the Musical Director with the Lismorahaun Singers in North Clare. She offers group singing workshops with the aim of creating meaningful musical experiences together. She passionately believes through group singing, we can positively impact on our wellbeing and our communities.
Recent projects include delivering group singing sessions with collaborator, Maria Wood in Lisdoonvarna, Co.Clare for newcomers and locals to the area, supported by Lisdoonvarna Failte and CLDC. In 2022, Kate also led the singing workshop at the Russell Festival weekend and a creative music-making workshop with children from North Clare for Crinniú na nÓg in June.
In 2023, Kate received funding to deliver 4 EMBRACE projects and is the main organiser of the Russell Weekend’s Social Inclusion singing and music circle nights, taking place in February on the lead up to festival at the Russell Cultural Centre Doolin.
Contact Kate here