Every once in a while a rare and beautiful artist emerges. Fionnuala Gill is indeed one of these treasures. From her first vocal prize at the age of eight to her current rising international success, Fionnuala has been captivating audiences at home and abroad.
While completing a degree in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin she was a founding member of the choral group Anúna – the original ensemble of Riverdance recognized internationally for its interpretations of Irish and sacred music. Her studies then took her to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where, as winner of the prestigious Sean Connery Bursary, she completed an MA in Vocal Performance.
Fionnuala’s international career gathered momentum when she was asked to tour as lead singer with Riverdance, with which she performed throughout the USA, UK and Europe.
In 2003 she joined the internationally acclaimed group Secret Garden. With worldwide sales exceeding 3.5 million albums, Fionnuala has performed with them in Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Norway, and Ireland.
Having sung for such dignitaries as Úachtarán na hÉireann (President of Ireland) HE Mary McAleese, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, HM Queen Fabiola of Belgium and Bishop Desmond Tutu, Fionnuala was invited to perform with several artists in the USA in 2008. Her tours with the composer Tim Janis and with The Boston String Quartet, along with several PBS television appearances, have resulted in a strong fan base stateside.
Her first solo album, 'Whispers of Love', was released in 2008. The album transcends all categories, incorporating the depth of beauty of ancient Irish song and Fionnuala’s years of experience in the classical realm. It has been warmly received, with great accolades from international critics, along with regular airplay in North America and Ireland.
In 2011, she will release 'Common Ground', a collection of songs, both old and new, Gaelic and English, with folk giant Davey Arthur.
As one critic observed: ‘Here is a Celtic revelation with a voice that is out of this world.’
Fionnuala will be touring throughout 2011 under a number of collectives, including Davey Arthur & Fionnuala Gill, as well as numerous solo and charitable concerts.
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