Meet Sing Ireland's Team
Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Dermot is CEO of Sing Ireland and is responsible for delivering on Sing Ireland’s vision, strategy, and remit. He builds relationships with stakeholders, funders, and partners.
Dermot’s career to date has also seen him work with Opera Theatre Company and Chamber Choir Ireland. He has worked as a choral and orchestral conductor, vocal and instrumental teacher, and as a facilitator and holds a B.A., B.Mus. and M.A. in Arts Management. Dermot is also the President of the European Choral Association.
Artistic and Operations Manager
Jenny is Artistic and Operations Manager at Sing Ireland and responsible for the operations of the organisation, as well as playing a key role in the artistic design and management of Sing Ireland’s programmes, training and activities.
Jenny has a BA in Music and English, and an MA and PhD in Musicology. Her research interests are the role of Women and Music in Ireland. She has worked on the development of music education programmes In Ireland with a number of organisations, including the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Music Generation, at both a local and national level. She is part of the 2022 Cohort for the Global Leaders Program.
Cecelia is responsible for creating a culture of fundraising as part of Sing Ireland’s work, as well as playing a key role in Sing Ireland’s growth and change plans.
Cecelia joined Sing Ireland as part of the Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland programme in partnership with Business to Arts and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Cecelia holds an M. Phil. in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London. She also brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as both a musician and music educator, having received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Maynooth University, a Professional Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Kodály Music Pedagogy from the Kodály Institute of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungry.
Projects and Membership Manager
Lily is Projects and Membership Manager for Sing Ireland and is responsible for our events and activities, managing and administering membership and benefits and managing our website, social media, and e-zine.
From Dublin, she has a BMus and MA in Arts Policy and Practice. Lily currently sings with Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath and has sang with many other choirs including NUIG Choral Scholars, Ancór, and MU Gospel Choir. She also has experience conducting and plays Irish harp and piano.
Our Board of Directors
Virginia Kerr | Chairperson
Joined the SI Board in April 2021
Jim Fitzsimons | Company Secretary
Joined the SI Board in April 2018
Joined the SI Board in December 2017
Joined the SI Board in April 2019
Joined the SI Board in December 2022
Our Artistic Team
Dr. Orla Flanagan | Artistic Director
International Choral Conducting Summer School
Dr. Bernie Sherlock | Artistic Director
Irish Youth Choirs
Patrick Barrett | Conductor
Irish Youth Training Choir
Our Tutors & Visiting Artists
Sing Ireland has a diverse and participatory community of Irish and International artists and facilitators.
From a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, it is our people that reflect the breadth of Sing Ireland’s work.