Christmas Concert Videos

Hi all i have added a few videos in the video gallery section from our Christmas concert in 2019. The concert was filmed in Killua Castle in Clonmellon County Meath.

The concert featured myself with Mathew Gilsenan from the Celtic Tenors, Singer Musician Brian McGrane and musician Gavin Murray

I hope you like them.

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas and stay safe everyone.

Christmas Film Collaboration

View this post to see the beautiful collaboration with some very talented people in front and behind the camera. From Playwright and novelist Michael Harding, Irish Actor Alan Bradley, the wonderful musician Harry Long and all those who worked to make this a special and poignant production.

Cavan County Museum & Cavan Heritage Office Wishes You a Merry Christmas

2020 has been a strange year. In this heartfelt video Cavan County Museum & Cavan Heritage Office reflect on the experiences of the community, the resilience they have shown and the hope that lies ahead for 2021, featuring Michael Harding, Deirdre Shannon, Harry Long and a host of local children & grown ups. #christmas #covid19 #ireland #irishmuseumsonline #museumsonline

Posted by Cavan County Museum on Saturday, December 19, 2020

The fil was shot in the Cavan County Museum which features some realistic World War One trenches and and huge amount of items and information from World War One among many other exhibits.
It is well worth a visit

Cavan County Museum

Christmas Film

Musician Harry Long and myself

Cavan County Museum is excited to announce that their Christmas elves have been working hard at the Museum to create a beautiful new video being released here, for free, on their Facebook page, this Saturday 19th at 14:00 The video features insights on this strange year from the acclaimed writer Michael Harding along with a beautiful rendition of “Christmas 1915” sang by Deirdre Shannon (Official) in their WW1 trench.

The short film is also packed with stories and poems read by local children and grown ups and is directed by Alan Bradley Keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks throughout the week!

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Filming in the trenches with musician Harry Long Dec 2020

Live Stream Concert Aug 29th 2020

Hi I will be performing a live concert with Celtic Tenor Matthew Gilsenan , Singer Songwriter and musician Brian McGrane and Sean Gilsenan in our first ever streamed performance in the stunning, refurbished Killua Castle this coming Saturday, the 29th of August at 10:30PM Irish Time.

Tickets around €12.50, $15 US, $20 CA, $21 AUD….. for 30 minute live streamed show, maybe with an encore or two….

for tickets see

Killua Castle Sat Aug 29th 2020

Covid Lockdown Duet

Matthew Gilsenan and Deirdre Shannon singing the Abendsegen “Evening Prayer” from Engelbert Humperdinck’s Opera Hansel and Gretel. Also called the Children’s Prayer. Sung on a Good Friday evening while Ireland is in Lockdown during the Covid 19 world pandemic.

Christmas Carols

Hello all,I would like to invite you to what will be a lovely Christmas evening of carols with Matthew Gilsenan (from the Celtic Tenors) and myself in Saint John’s Church,Clonmellon Co. Westmeath.

Date Sunday the 1st of December 2019 7pm
Tickets and information are shown below from Eventbrite.
Regards Deirdre

A Christmas Concert Evening December 15th 2018

A Christmas Evening
with Marina Cassidy Soprano & Harpist, Deirdre Shannon Soprano & Alan Bradley Actor.

This lovely evening of song and music will take place on December 15th 2018 in the Ramor Theatre Virginia County Cavan Ireland.

“A hearty fire piled winter high, Stars of wonder in the sky, Turn out the lights, The Christmas tree has light enough for all to see”

Admission: €18 & €16


Booking via the Ramor Theatre


Galleries Updated

Hello all,

Busy with family and singing life i have been neglecting my site but hope to update it more often now. I have updated the photograph gallery page as I know they went missing for a while when the site was hacked. I will search my files and add more as i can. As always if you have any of me from the shows please let me know although I cannot always use them for copyright and quality reasons.

Take care


Kells the ReAwakening Photos Feb 2018

A celebration of Local and International Artists including myself, Mathew Gilsenan from the Celtic Tenors and Michael Bunnock among many others. Kell the ReAwakening

Also some of the amazing performers were Gerry Leonard who has played with many artists including David Bowie, Steve Wickham from the Waterboys and called the “Greatest Rock Fiddle Player”, Niamh Farrell songwriter and lead Vocalist with Hamsandwich. To learn more about these and the other performers have a look at the Kells ReAwakening site.

A great night for all.