Kells the ReAwakening

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

Hello all from a wet and sunny Ireland! We are continuing to rebuild the site and have added 8 new videos you may not have seen before including interviews, shows and some from weddings I have been delighted to sing at. I hope you enjoy them.


Site hacked.

Hello all, as you may have noticed the site was being blocked by Google Chrome for a while as it had been hacked. I am glad to say we have completely rebuilt the site and are currently in the process of adding photographs and at least 15 new videos.

Thanks for all your support,


Christmas Concert in Dublin with the Celtic Tenors Dec 21st

Hi join myself and the wonderful Celtic Tenors in their only Christmas Concert for 2016. in aid of The Society of Missionary Children. Come join us for a wonderful Christmas celebration in the beautiful Rathmines Church of Mary Immaculate, Dublin.
Tickets 25 Euro booking with

Christchurch Dublin

FIRST NOEL CHRISTMAS CONCERT in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland
Our First Noel Concert is a great way to kick start your Christmas festivities. Please come along and enjoy a really exciting star-laden show and, at the same time, support the work of Down Syndrome Ireland.
We have a host of fabulous and well known artists, starring:
The Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir
The Aspiro Choir from Carlow
David Agnew: Oboist
Clive Armstrong: Organist
Simon Morgan: Tenor
Celtic Woman Deirdre Shannon
Our MC for the evening is Ellen Cranitch from RTE’s Lyric FM.
We are really excited about our ‘First Noel’ concert and we are looking forward to a great evening of music and song. We hope that the audience will join in too!
We will be serving Mulled Wine and delicious Mince Pies at the interval. We will also have a Christmas Raffle with special festive prizes.
We are very grateful to all these artists for their support and we are looking forward to a fabulous festive evening!
All funds support the work of Down Syndrome Ireland
Essential Information
Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
Dates: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 20:00 (please arrive at least 15 minutes before start).
Duration: 2 hours
Interval: Complimentary Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
Admission: €25.00 (All funds support the work of Down Syndrome Ireland).
Booking: Tickets Bookable Online Here. Book Early to Avoid Disappointment.

Concert 12th of November 2016 Dublin Ireland

Deirdre will be performing as a guest of the Celtic Tenors on Saturday the 12th of November 2016.
The concert will take place in the Killinkere Leisure Centre County Cavan starting at 8pm. Also performing will be the Baileborough Community School Choir, The Hard Time Chorus and the Baileborough Community Choir
Tickets €20 are available by calling 042-969 4715 or 089 221 2956.
The concert is in Aid of The Baileborough Community School ASD Unit, Castle Lake Development and Christmas Lights for Baileborough.

Concert October 21st 2016

Hi if you would like to attend a great concert and here me sing then come along to see me with the Celtic Tenors and a new upcoming singer from Iceland Messiana at Christchurch Dun Laoghaire on Friday the 21st of October at 8pm. Tickets are €25 and available at
The concert is in aid of building a new dining hall for the church.

Arena Arts Show and the Kells Hay Festival Weekend June 25th 2015

Deirdre Shannon singing live on RTE 1’s Arts show Arena as part of the Kells Hay Festival Literary weekend. July 2015. Also taking part in the show were Brian Eno composer, musician and record producer for the likes of U2 and Talking Heads, Ben Okri award winning poet and novelist, and Matthew Spangler American Director and Playwright.  A great night out as part of the festival very interesting listening to Sean Rocks guests and the common roots of going to Art college as did i before starting my music career. Later on we caught some of Michael Hardings tales from his books as well as poetry readings under the stars and in candlelight by RTE presenters Myles Dungan and Sean Rocks. Michael Harding also graced us again with some heartfelt poetry and the night ended with a surprise visit by Ben Okri. All in all a brilliant weekend and i look forward to next year.