Saileog Ní Cheannabháin - Singer
Saileog Ní Cheannabháin is a musician, singer and composer. A native Irish speaker, her sean-nós singing style is mainly influenced by singers from Iorras Aithneach in the Connemara Gaeltacht. She plays traditional music on fiddle, piano and viola, and also studied classical piano for twelve years. Having graduated with a BMus (2009), University College Cork awarded her the Seán Ó Riada Prize, for a study of the Songs and Singers of Iorras Aithneach. I bhfíor-dheiriú oídhche"(2012) is an album comprised of songs from the repertoire of Iorras Aithneach singers, which were collected by Seamus Ennis in the 1940s. She has performed at various festivals and venues in Ireland and abroad, including Féile Joe Éiniú, Scoil Geimhreadh Merriman, Cooley-Collins Festival and Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy.