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Headfort Arms Hotel Outdoor Concert July 31st

Looking forward to a lovely evening performing with a number of artists including the Inspire Choral group and Celtic Tenor Mathew Gilsenan. Fingers crossed for good weather!

The Headfort Arms Hotel is in Kells, County Meath Ireland


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Country Music Festival June 26th Ireland

The Festival is in the lovely Moynalty Steam Threshing Park which hosts crowds of up to 40,000 every year for the annual Steam Threshing Festival on the second Sunday in August.


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On Stage in Killarney April 2022

Oh What A Night! Thank you Sheil Entertainment Agency for hosting this fabulous event in the Europe Hotel in Killarney. Co. Kerry. A special mention to the Keynotes and their wonderful vocals. Magical

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Video Gallery Updated Jan 2022

Hi all,

Thanks for all the messages saying that some of the videos were now no available. For some reasons they had switched to private mode in YouTube. We have fixed that so they are back again. Thanks again and more to be added.


January 2022

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Hark. A Christmas Celebration 2021

Hark! A Kells Christmas Carol 20 December 2021. We’d like to share some festive cheer with you for Christmas. This is The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth) sung by myself Deirdre Shannon and my brother Mattieg Gilsenan, accompanied by Kells Bells Quintet. Oh What fun!

Other wonderful artists were, musicians, Paddy Keenan, Eleanor Shanley, Paddy Smith Band with Jeanne McGovern, Robert J Ardiff, playwright Deirdre Kinahan, Ireland’s Family Circus – Gerbola Circus and comedian Fred Cooke.

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Christmas Concert Videos

Hi all i have added a few videos in the video gallery section from our Christmas concert in 2019. The concert was filmed in Killua Castle in Clonmellon County Meath.

The concert featured myself with Mathew Gilsenan from the Celtic Tenors, Singer Musician Brian McGrane and musician Gavin Murray

I hope you like them.

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas and stay safe everyone.

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Christmas Film Collaboration

A beautiful collaboration with some very talented people in front and behind the camera. From Playwright and novelist Michael Harding, Irish Actor Alan Bradley, the wonderful musician Harry Long and all those who worked to make this a special and poignant production.

Cavan County Museum & Cavan Heritage Office Wishes You a Merry Christmas

2020 has been a strange year. In this heartfelt video Cavan County Museum & Cavan Heritage Office reflect on the experiences of the community, the resilience they have shown and the hope that lies ahead for 2021, featuring Michael Harding, Deirdre Shannon, Harry Long and a host of local children & grown ups. #christmas #covid19 #ireland #irishmuseumsonline #museumsonline

Posted by Cavan County Museum on Saturday, December 19, 2020

The film was shot in the Cavan County Museum which features some realistic World War One trenches and a huge amount of items and information from World War One among many other exhibits.
It is well worth a visit

Cavan County Museum

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A Short Film for Christmas

Musician Harry Long and myself

Cavan County Museum is excited to announce that their Christmas elves have been working hard at the Museum to create a beautiful new video being released here, for free, on their Facebook page, this Saturday 19th at 14:00 The video features insights on this strange year from the acclaimed writer Michael Harding along with a beautiful rendition of “Christmas 1915” sang by Deirdre Shannon (Official) in their WW1 trench.

The short film is also packed with stories and poems read by local children and grown ups and is directed by Alan Bradley Keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks throughout the week!

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Filming in the trenches with musician Harry Long Dec 2020

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Concert for Family Carers

Family Carers Ireland is delighted to host a special online Concert for Family Carers to celebrate the Netwatch Year of…

Posted by Family Carers Ireland on Thursday, November 26, 2020

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Netwatch Year of the Family Carer Concert Nov 28 2020.

Deirdre Performing on Stage

Deirdre along with Mathew Gilsenan from the Celtic Tenors will be performing a number of Inpirational songs in this online concert.

Join us for a Concert for Family Carers!
2020 will forever be etched in our memories but Family Carers Ireland wants us to all come together in solidarity with a Concert for Family Carers. This online event is being held especially for family carers, their loved ones, friends, family and neighbours and we invite you all to put Saturday 28th November at 8.30pm in your diaries and join us online.

The concert will be streaming on the website, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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  • About Deirdre Shannon

    Deirdre, a versatile singer from Ireland, has always had a natural instinct for music. She developed this further by classically training at Dublin’s College of Music. With this education under her belt, Deirdre embarked on a solo career and through an illustrious series of achievements in critically acclaimed singing groups and shows around the world has made a name for herself.

    Featuring in Deirdre’s career to date are the internationally acclaimed shows - Lord of the Dance, Celtic Woman as well as many appearances with other groups such as the Celtic Tenors, Dionne Warwick and The Chieftains.
    For more on Deirdre please view her Biography page.

    She is now available as a Wedding Singer, Funeral and Church music singer by contacting her directly and to perform in shows which are organised through her agent.

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