Nell Ní Chróinín & Aodhán Ó Ceallaigh
Nell Ní Chróinín is originally from ‘An Choill Mhór’ in the Irish-speaking town of Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Her interest in sean-nós singing arose after attending her first Oireachtas na Gaeilge event when she was ten years old. In her own words, “It was a result of the Oireachtas that I was given a chance to meet with some of the greatest singers, dancers, poets, composers and characters who have now passed on”. In 2010, Ní Chróinín won first place at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge (the ‘Corn Phádraig Mhic an Rí’, or ‘Corn na mBan’) competition. In 2014, Nell won Corn Uí Riada and was the youngest person ever to win it. She currently tours globally with Danú and The Raw Bar Collective. Hailing from the Waterford gaeltacht an Rínn, Aodhán Ó Ceallaigh will be joining Nell on stage for a rousing hour of sean-nós.