Meet Sing Ireland's Team

Our Executive 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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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.

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.

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Cecelia Molumby

Development Officer

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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.

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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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Our Board of Directors

Virginia Kerr | Chairperson

Joined the SI Board in April 2021

Find out more about Virginia here.

Jim Fitzsimons | Company Secretary

Joined the SI Board in April 2018

Find out more about Jim here.

Mark Armstrong

Joined the SI Board in December 2017

Find out more about Mark here.

Eva O'Toole

Joined the SI Board in April 2019

Find out more about Eva here.

Amy Ryan

Joined the SI Board in December 2022

Our Artistic Team

Dr. Orla Flanagan | Artistic Director

International Choral Conducting Summer School

Find out more about Orla here.

Dr. Bernie Sherlock | Artistic Director

Irish Youth Choirs

Find out more about Bernie here.

Patrick Barrett | Conductor

Irish Youth Training Choir

Find out more about Patrick here.

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.