Síle Denvir

Síle Denvir is a Connemara harpist and sean-nós singer. She is a founding member of the group Líadan and has toured with amongst others The Chieftains. She performed as part of Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin’s composition Fill Arís with Iarla Ó Lionáird, Lillis Ó Laoire and The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Síle is the presenter of the programme ‘Sean-Nós’ on TG4 and has also presented ‘Fleadh TV’.

Síle is an academic with a particular interest in Irish-language song in a modern context. In 2008 Cló Iar-Chonnacht published her book Ciarán Ó Fátharta – Amhráin. Síle received her PhD doctorate from the University of Limerick in 2012. Her latest research project focuses on the music and song from the plays of Patrick Pearse and a highly acclaimed CD/Booklet called Caithréim: Ceol agus Amhráin ó Dhrámaí an Phiarsaigh based on this work was published in May 2016.