Music Biography 

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, Elizabeth and Anna, 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.


Her forthcoming second album CAOIN explores the sensibilities of the ''cry'' through traditional Irish sean nós laments, lullabies, political songs and folk songs . Produced by Seán Mac Erlaine and featuring acclaimed musicians Francesco Turrisi, Ultan O'Brien and Kevin Murphy of Slow Moving Clouds and Seán Mac Earlaine.

CAOIN will premiere at glor theatre in Aprill 8th and will be folllowed by a national tour funded by the Arts Council.

Funded with the kind support of Creative Ireland, Galway County Arts Office, Arts Council of Ireland and glór Theatre, Ennis.

Link to Viriditas Vocal Commission

Link to Dochas/Hope Vocal Commission