Sing Ireland Team

Dermot O'Callaghan

Chief Executive Officer

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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.

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Lily Lacey

Projects and Membership Manager

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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.

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Jenny O'Connor-Madsen

Artistic and Operations Manager

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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.

From Galway, she has a BA in Music and English, and an MA and PhD in Musicology. She has worked with organisations in Ireland focusing on the development of music programmes and music education including the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Music Generation. She is part of the 2022 Cohort for the Global Leaders Program.

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Virginia Kerr, Chairperson (appointed 25 April 2021)
Raeghnya Zutshi (appointed 22 Jan 2017)
Mark Armstrong (appointed 10 Dec 2017)
Jim Fitzsimons (appointed 29 April 2018)
Sonia Brody (appointed 09 August 2019)
Eva O'Toole (appointed 25 Sept 2019)

Directors' biographies can be found here:

Download 2021 Sing Ireland Board 1 (pdf 210.743 KiB)

We work with Irish and International artists and facilitators. Our current Artistic Directors are Orla Flanagan (Choral Conducting Summer School) and Bernie Sherlock (Irish Youth Choirs). The Irish Youth Training Choir is conducted by Patrick Barrett.

We regularly bring in visiting Irish and international artists to share their expertise and teach in our courses and workshops. This offers our members a number of opportunities to develop and learn different skills, as well as an insight into new developments in choral singing and conducting.

Sing Ireland Office

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm
061 234823 / 061 202715