Soprano  Deirdre Moynihan

Deirdre Moynihan  Fiddle


Deirdre violinDeirdre is a very experienced traditional fiddle player and singer has toured extensively both in Ireland and on the international stage.  Recent highlights include performances with singer, Méav,  at The Sugar Club in Dublin for the launch of Méav's latest CD. She also performed with Méav for the BBC radio programme "Friday Night is Music Night". Other highlights include performing with the Diarmaid Moynihan band at The National Concert Hall, the Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures and the Westport Arts Festival. She has appeared in concerts with Carlos Nunez and The London Lasses. As a member of the critically acclaimed band Calico she performed at many festivals both in Ireland and abroad. International highlights include concerts at The Dranouter Festival (Belgium), The Washington Folk festival (USA), Edmonton Folk Festival (Canada), Sidmouth Folk Festival (UK) and The Tel Aviv Irish Film & Music Festival.


As a fiddle player she features on “The Lights of Ranzanico”, the critically acclaimed new recording by Diarmaid and Donncha Moynihan. Her string arrangements also add a beautiful additional dimension to a number of the CD’s instrumental tracks.


In the past, Deirdre has performed and recorded with The “Crash Ensemble” as a guest fiddle player on a number of experimental works. She has been invited to give masterclasses in fiddle playing in Ireland, England, Scandinavia and the Isle of Mann.


Recordings featuring Deirdre's playing include:

  • “Songdogs” – Calico
  • “Covering Ground” - The Red Hat Band
  • "Resonant Relations" - The Crash Ensemble for Cantaloupe Music
  • The Art of Insincerity" - Royseven for Universal Music


As a composer and arranger of traditional music she has worked on many individual projects and has also been involved in many successful collaborative projects.


International Record Review

International Record Review

This is a thoroughly beguiling recital disc and one which is certain to help further the cause for this spellbinding, richly detailed music. When sung like this, it deserves the widest possible audience. Read Full IRR Review


Sunday Business Post Review

Vivaldi cantata gems get fine polishing

by Dick O'Riordan  Read Review


Irish Examiner Interview

by Jo Kerrigan.

Deirdre-Moynihan Soprano