Bríd O’Riordan (Soprano), lives in the Gaeltacht area of Ballyvourney, Co. Cork. She has been singing and involved in music from a very early age. Born in the neighbouring parish of Kilnamartyra, Bríd was first and foremost trained by her mother and is steeped in the traditional Irish art of sean–nós singing and folk music. As a member of Cór Ban, Chúil Aodha (under the direction of Peadar Ó Ríada), Bríd has maintained her passion for this art form and she also sings with the Kilnamartyra church choir. Bríd sings for weddings, funerals and events and has some Irish favourites in her repertoire. Contact me to discuss your event … Read more...
- I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables
- Seinn Alleluia
- Oh Danny Boy
- Ave Maria by Schubert
- Ave Maria by Cacchini
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
- Pie Jesu
- Nella Fantasia
- Panis Angelicus
- A Time For Us from Romeo & Juliet
- Ár n Athair by Séan Ó Ríada
- Is ar Eirinn Ní Nós in Cé Hí
"I met Brid in University College Cork , 2012, while we were both completing a diploma in music. Over the two years we studied together, and many modules later, it was clear that Brid had a very special and unique singing voice. ...
"Brid's voice is one of immediate charm, which will appeal to a wide audience, with the added bonus in the high register of an effortless beauty and purity of tone. As her vocal coach, it is a true pleasure to work with her."
Bríd is very experienced in helping couples plan and arrange wedding music that is unique, personal and compliments their wedding ceremony. Whether it’s classical, religious, contemporary or traditional, a suitable programme can be compiled to cater for all tastes. Bríd can work with you to craft your wedding music selection from a large repertoire of material. Contact me to discuss your event … Read more
Having studied guitar for many years, Bríd sang in a local ballad group that competed in competitions such as Scór na nÓg. Bríd was also a member of the local church choir for many years and sang for several weddings in the locality. Theatre performances further enriched Bríd’s musical development. She decided to broaden this expertise into an educational role, giving vocal training and musical direction to children in many theatre productions. More recently, Bríd studied music in UCC receiving a First Class Hons Diploma. She is presently continuing her vocal studies in Cork City under vocal coach, Hilary Reynolds L.R.A.M. (London). Hilary was trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and lectured in Vocal Studies at UCC. Contact me to discuss your event … Read more