Eimear Quinn

Professional Singer BA Music (2003)

Dublin born Eimear Quinn grew up in a family where singing (and choral music in particular) was hugely important. She joined her first choir at the age of four and at fifteen she started formal vocal training at the College of Music in Dublin under the tutelage of Jody Beggan. She quickly developed a passion for early music and was a founder member of the ensemble Zefiro. Eimear holds an honors degree in music from National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

In 1995, she joined the Celtic chamber choir ANÚNA. She sang as one of their principal soloists for a year-and-a-half in cities all over Europe and recorded two albums with the group.
It was while singing with Anúna in St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin that songwriter Brendan Graham invited her to sing his composition 'THE VOICE' as Ireland's entry to the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest. Eimear won the contest in Oslo later that year.

Eimear then began touring, performing in Australia, America and all over Europe in venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney State Theatre and the Vorst National Brussels. She also made many television appearances and also presented Television and Radio programming for RTÉ and TV3.

Eimear has collaborated with a number of international composers on a range of musical and television projects. These have included performing and co-writing the score to Belgian drama series STILLE WATERS with Steve Willaert. She has also worked with CARLOS NUNEZ, the Galician piper and performed with Sir George Martin in Dublin.
Eimear continued to tour in Ireland both as a solo performer but also with other artists such as Liam Lawton. Eimear performed 'Voice Of An Angel' on Liam's platinum selling album 'Another World'.
2006 was the 10th anniversary of Eimear's Eurovision win. To celebrate this she released the album 'Gatherings', a collection of music she had recorded over the previous decade. This was Eimear’s third solo disc and followed ‘Winter Fire and Snow’ and ‘Through The Lens of a Tear’; a song cycle on the legend of Tristan and Iseult, co-composed with Pól Brennan.
In December of 2006, Eimear was honored to appear at ‘Ireland’s Finest in Concert’ a gala celebration of the 25th anniversary of the National Concert Hall, along-side Irish artists such as Sharon Shannon, the Chieftains, Paul Brady, Sir James Galway and Brian Kennedy. This was broadcast on RTE television and has been released as a DVD.

In 2007, Eimear was chosen by National University of Ireland to promote the studying of Music at Maynooth University in a nation-wide campaign. As part of RTE's Big Music Week 2013 Eimear performed in the Aula Maxima from which the RTÉ Radio1 Ronan Collins Show went live.