Saoirse are Bernadette O’Neill, Kerry McManus, Anthony O’ Neill and Sile Coleman. A vibrant Celtic/folk group from Melbourne,  Saoirse delight their audiences with beautiful renditions of traditional Irish ballads and original works. They will join hands to offer some spirited jigs and reels to get your feet tapping. Since forming 17 years ago, the band has played at many of Australia’s most prominent festivals such as Port Fairy, the National Folk Festival, and the National Celtic Festival. The band have toured Ireland playing Sligo Coleman Music Centre, Whelan’s in Dublin, and the Culturlinn in Belfast, as well as the Festival Interceltique de L’Orient in Brittany, France. Saoirse have released 4 CDs, and host Irish song and dance workshops.

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