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I love to sing.  Whether I am in a group, in a choir, rehearsing on my own or performing in front of an audience – I am happy when I sing.  To sing is the quickest and easiest route for me to a state of peace and calm.  

3. Tríona Ní Dhuibhir_Photo Ecardo Baader

I have performed my own one woman shows at Dublin Fringe Festival, Bewleys Café Theatre, the Cobalt Café and at The Performance Corporation’s Big House Festival.  I played in traditional, folk and choral contexts for many years performing solo numbers with Cantóirí Choir at The Village, Whelans, The Helix and at Dublin Fringe Festival’s Spiegeltent. I sang in the citizens’ chorus of The Suppliant Women which opened Dublin Theatre Festival (2017) at the Gaiety Theatre. I have a first-class honours MA from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

I began writing my own music in 2013 and have since performed my songs at Darkey Kelly’s, The Brady Sessions, Young Heart’s Run Free (in a line-up with Donal Lunny), at the Workman’s Club, the Back Page and with Mothers Artists Makers (MAM) at Árus an Phiarsaigh for Nollag na mBan, The MAM Behind the Mic at Smock Alley Theatre and at Project Arts Centre with MAM for International Women’s Day. I loved performing at The Cottage Festival 2023 in beautiful Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan and look forward to returning this year.

I am a regular performer at MAM salons where artists share new work in a supportive environment and a regular contributor to The Songwriting Collective, where singers share new original music.

I am interested in supporting singers to shine their light and am currently Artist in Residence at axis Ballymun. Together we present a showcase of diverse groups of amazing singers who are not yet known. We inaugurated this project in 2023 with the amazing Asha Ari, Caitlin Donovan, Farah Elle and my good self, over a very special evening in axis.

I released by debut EP in 2021 and was delighted to share this selection of songs at First Fortnight’s Cistin. I am currently working on my debut album The Díva and the Doormat. Stay tuned!

Photographs: Ecardo Baader