About Keara

Keara
Keara is widely regarded as one of Galway’s foremost singers and wedding musician. Keara established herself to provide a personalised, comprehensive and professional service for engaged couples in Galway & Ireland.

Since she started in 2000, Keara has been responsible for music co-ordination at over 400 weddings in Ireland & Europe.  With a great team of professional musicians to suit all needs, Keara’s business is growing ever stronger, receiving countless testimonials from happy couples.

Described as having a voice that sounds soulful, prayerful and real, Keara has been singing in Churches all her life.  With a genuine love for all types of music, she performs Traditional church music, Irish, Gospel, Folk and contemporary music, complemented by a wide range of instrument choices to suit style, genre and ceremony-type.

Keara has been playing with some of Galway’s finest musicians and singers. Having fronted 2 of her own bands ~ “The Nickel Jazz Band” & “The Soul Monkeys” and accompanied many others vocally and musically. She has been a guest singer with the “West coast big band” & “Jazz in the 12” with Marcin Plaza. She has played keyboard and backing vocals for  “Top Form”“The FnG’s”  She has gained the wealth of understanding and experience needed to provide for different tastes and styles for the big day.

Keara works with many local musicians to provide you with the complete sound you desire on the big day .

Throughout the entire planning process, Keara will offer advice and guidance, tailoring the music to your specification.  With options for both ceremony and reception music, you can relax, knowing Keara will work with you, at every step, to provide the perfect soundtrack to your special day.

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Other Work Keara has done:

She founded and musically directed the Tuam Youth Gospel choir in 2004 which she ran until 2007.
She has worked with youth Varity shows, fundraising events and musical societies over the years.

She was delighted to be apart of the “Tiny Dancer” a song for Lily Mae 2012. Over 250 people sang together and the single reached #1 in the Irish Charts.

Her latest accomplishment is Dec 2014, 6th year running. With 150 singers from all walks of life, ranging from 5 to 70, she produced “The Gift” Christmas concert from 2009-2013 & “Let it snow” 2014. She is currently working on “It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas” Which will be performed on the 22nd & 23rd Dec 2017.

Her professional credits as a singer and director include:

  • Ignite Gospel Choir 2008 – present
  • The IGNITE youth gospel choir 2009 – present
  • The Gift Gospel Choir 2009-2012 (all founded by Keara with over 600 singers)
  • Musical director for the Tuam youth variety show & Saint Josephs Gala Variety show.
  • “Sylvia Nolan” Drama Students of Bushypark National School and Shantalla & Westside Resource Varity show.

Co Founded & taught music in the Tuam Performing Arts Academy.
Taught in Stage coach Galway and Ennis
Furbo National School
Currently Teaching for the PPA in Galway City
Annually runs a 6 week sing with confidence workshop
Runs the IGNITE Gospel choir schools program

She has been providing church music as both singer and accompanist for weddings, funerals and other ceremonies. She provides music in 3 churches in Galway for mass services.

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Keara Has also been an active member in several musical societies over the years and performed in shows such as : The pirates of Penzance (Edith), Honk! (Grace) The little shop of horrors, Crazy for you, Wonderful town, How to succeed in business with really trying, Wizard of Oz, Dazzle Star, How the west wasn’t won. Currently performing in Jekyll and Hyde with the GMS.

Film and Television credits include Uncle Max (BBC), Rós na Ruin (TG4)

Volunteer work includes:

Provides Music for the “Remembrance” evening in the Galway Hospice
Taught in the Holy Family School for Children with special needs
Singer teacher with Ability West
Furbo National School

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Other:

In her spare time Keara loves to read, play music, Cook for friends, Walks in Barna woods or along a shore line. She loves her Gospel Choirs. She loves to browse around market places picking up little things. She has recently joined the civil defence and has a keen interest in emergency response and first aid. She enjoys writing her blog : http://keararose.wordpress.com/, and writing poems, prose  and songs when Inspired. She loves to dance.

Keara and her Gospel choir were delighted to be apart of “Tiny Dancer” a song for Lily Mae…. enjoy ….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pnZBjcBFgg