O'Kelly, Niamh

Niamh O’Kelly studied singing, composition and piano at the College of Music, Dublin, The Royal College of Music, London, the Leopold Mozart Konservatorium Augsburg, Germany, and University of Limerick where she received an MA in Chant & Ritual Song. As a singer she has many awards to her credit including recipient of the Golden Voice of Ireland, All-Ireland Soprano Gold Medalist, two Arts Council scholarships and a Richard Wagner scholarship to Bayreuth, Germany. From 1981-1994 she was the director of church music for the U.S. Army in Augsburg, Germany and has traveled extensively throughout Germany and Ireland specializing in choral, vocal, hand bell, and children’s workshops. From 1999-2001 she was Musician in Residence for Mayo County Council and is currently head of music in Castlebar College of Further Education.