Born in the Connemara Gaeltacht, visual artist and multi lingual singer Ceara Conway has gained recognition for her singing in traditional repertoires across cultures Portuguese, Arabic song, Georgian Chant with a primary focus on Irish traditional sean nós. The essence of her music is its unique hybridity, a merging of her love and respect for tradition coupled with her interest in new styles, genres and contemporary music.
Her musical influences and interests are diverse and include traditional repertoires from all over the world. Singers such as Iarla O Lionáird, Caitlín Maude, Anna and Elizabeth, Mavis Staples inspire her as do avant garde multi-disciplinary performers such as Meredith Monk, Phillip Glass and Pauline Oliveros.
Musicians she has performed with include Nick Roth, Caoimhín O Raghallaigh, Nóirín Ni Rian, Linda Buckley, Brighde Chaimbeul, LAU and the Irish Memory Orchestra. She has performed at the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Embassy in Paris & Irish Embassy in Berlin and for private events for visiting heads of state such as Christine Lagarde, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Jean Claude Juncker.
NEW ALBUM RELEASE - CAOIN March 30th, 2022
CAOIN explores the sensibilities of the ''cry'' within a select collection of Irish sean nós laments lullabies, praise and love songs with newly composed contemporary arrangements . Produced by Seán Mac Erlaine and featuring acclaimed musicians Francesco Turrisi, Ultan O'Brien, Kevin Murphy of Slow Moving Clouds and Seán Mac Earlaine.
Full album release March 30th
Preorder album on Bandcamp here
CAOIN will premiere at glor theatre in Aprill 8th followed by a national tour funded by the Arts Council.
CAOIN the album was commissioned by Creative Ireland Galway County Council
CAOIN the live performance was commissioned by glór and funded by the Arts Council
To view my contemporary vocal commissions click on recent projects