I studied for my B.Mus in the Cork school of Music and trained under Cara O’Sullivan, Robert Craig, Mary Hegarty and Mary McSweeney. I was awarded an honours in vocal performance from CSM in 2010 and won the highest placed singer in the Senior Recital Competition that same year. I was extremely lucky to have Cara O’Sullivan as my voice coach when I was studying for my leaving cert – as well as teaching me technique and repertoire, she also taught me how to look after my voice which is something most teenagers are never taught to do. If you have chosen music for your state exams and would like to discuss one to one voice coaching to help you achieve your results drop me an email siobhanoliver@gmail. com or give me a call on 085 7128843
One of the pieces I’m often asked to sing at weddings is Songbird. I also make the paper flowers in this video – I’m allergic to pollen so they’re ideal for anyone with allergies.
I’ve just started trying to get to grips with sound cloud. You’ll find audio files of Schubert’s Ave Maria, Nella Fantasia, She Moved Through The Fair, Songbird and A Clare Benediction. Just click on the title above and fingers crossed it will work! Siobhan 🙂
I am allergic to pollen but love flowers and have been looking for an alternative so here it is! I am now making bouquets from paper for the bride, bridemaids or for any special occasion. Hope you like them! You can find me over on www.facebook.com/PaperPetalsIreland
I performed recently at the Kinsale Arts Festival and one of the duets was the beautiful Ave Verum by Karl Jenkins. Ryan Morgan is the tenor performing with me on this piece and Eoin O’Callaghan is on piano.
One of the questions I’m most often asked is where to put music during the Catholic Ceremony. So here you go!
Individual candle ceremony
Lighting of Unity Candle
Sign of Peace
Communion (choose 2 pieces)
Signing of Register (choose 2 pieces)
Had to share my news with you all. I just won the Best Singer Award in the Senior Recital Competition at the Cork School of Music! I’m delighted. Great practice for my final voice exam on June 3rd. I have a few mp3 clips from it that I’ll post up in the next few days.
One of the most popular pieces for weddings is Lakmé’s Flower Duet and as you can hear from below, it can be done as a solo pieces as well despite its’ name! This is me with my flautist, Aoife O’Donovan and pianist, Eoin O’Callaghan
I’ve been singing at weddings for almost 4 years now and have come across some great suppliers along the way. So I’m going to post links to some of them here over the next few weeks
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I’m unable to upload mp3 files to my blog at the moment but if you click the link below you can have a listen to a recording of me singing one of my favourite psalms, Se an Tiarna mAoire