Easter 1916 Centenary Composition

Debut performance of Mairéad’s new composition at ‘Droichead’ concert, ‘The Well Church’, Bray.


Reflections on Love, CD Launch

ReflctionsOfLove_Feb14Mairéad is launching her first solo album; ‘Reflections on Love’ this Valentine’s weekend in Powerscourt Golf Club, Enniskerry! DOWNLOAD LEAFLET

Produced by: Seán Whelan. Backing Musicians: Catherina Lemoni (Piano), David O Doherty (Violin), Charles Pearson (Organ), Junshi Murakami (Irish Harp) and Seán Whelan (Guitar).

It’s a collection of 5 love songs from different genres; Classical, Folk, Jazz, Traditional & Liturgical!

CDs are available in shops in Enniskerry Village and from her website;maireaddeiseach.ie Due for general release this month!

Background:Mairéad Déiseach is a mezzo-soprano who studied singing to Diploma level with Jody Beggan in the DIT Conservatory of music. She is a Feis Ceoil prize winner for both solo and duet singing. Is múinteoir bunscoile í i Scoil Chualann i mBré. She is Co-Director of the National Children’s Choir as well as being the Musical Director of The Frascati Singers and is a regular soloist and conductor of Curtlestown Church Choir. A classically  trained violinist, she also enjoys playing traditional music and likewise has long loved singing traditional Irish songs.


Mairéad’s voice is so spellbinding that when I first listened to the cd, it felt like someone had sucked all the air out of the room. I felt breathless” Ruth Scott  
 “I already knew you had a great voice but I was pleasantly surprised to hear your command of different genres, especially the Irish traditional song.” Paul Brady  
 “In her various choice of songs for this CD, Mairéad Déiseach takes us on a journey of the voice. More importantly, she takes us on a journey of  the emotions…of passion, of gentleness and of love.” Brendan Graham  

The CD is well-named: ‘reflection’ – a throwing back of sound or light or… self – is also a call to thoughtful consideration. When we hear Mairéad sing these songs…these ‘reflections’…we are invited into the duality of her own space…of life and  love.

We listen…and we understand.
Fáilte Isteach 15/12/'12

RTÉ Radio 1

Mairéad had the pleasure of singing on Donncha Ó Dúlaing’s Christmas Special ‘Fáilte Isteach’ programme.

Christmas with Curtlestown Choir


The track used in the home page slideshow is ‘Suantraí’
arr © Fiontán Ó Cearbhail; Texts © Seán Óg Ó Tuama, Róisín Uí Chuill

I sang this piece with Evelyn Deasy, Christine Deasy, Noreen Edmunds, John O’Leary, Martha Burton and Jacqueline O’Leary as backing vocals for the ‘Christmas with Curtlestown Choir’. This CD was recorded in 2002 and all the proceeds of its sales were shared with The National Children’s Hospital,Carabane and The Curtlestown Church Renovation Fund.

My thanks to everybody involved for letting me use the track in my web site.