Aideen O'dOnnell - Irish Harpist & Singer

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“ brilliant Irish Harpist… Her repertoire is eclectic… ranging from the simple folk    ballad to the Gaelic lyric, the comedic narrative or the familiar immigrant lament.”  
Seton Hall University, New Jersey.
“…Lyrical Strings!…The vibrating canvasses of sound evoke visual images of the soil,  sea and soul of Ireland.” 
The Star Ledger, New Jersey.     
“Queen of the Harp”  
 The Evening Herald,  Dublin Ireland.
“ Her presentations are superlative, enchanting experiences.”
 Irish American Historical Society of New York.
“ An Artistic performer of great merit.”
Noel Dorr, Ambassador of Ireland to Belgium
“ Everyone in the room was captivated by your beautiful harp as well as your lovely   voice.” 
Board of Chosen Free holders. County of Essex, N.J.
“ The Dublin colleen with a harp and a lot of songs in her heart may have trouble getting  back home after the shore crowd takes a liking to her.”
Jim Lowney, The Irish Echo

“…one of Emerald Isles most talented exports – Aideen is an authentic Gaelic harpist and  vocalist.”

Saddle River Valley Cultural Center, N.J.

“…sings like an Irish Angel…”

The New Philharmonic of New Jersey.

“ Your performance was not just an ordinary concert, but an experience that lifted your  audience up and beyond their troubles, concerns, and everyday lives…”

 Bridgewater United Methodist Church, N.J.

“…exceptional talent… will one day be recognized internationally.”

Mairin Ni She

Notable Past Performances

Tribute to Frank Patterson, Carnegie Hall, NY

Toured with noted Tenor, John MacNally and the fine comedian, Hal Roach.

Opened for Frank Patterson Concerts, including his last one at Regis College, Boston, MA

Participated in Frank Patterson’s “God Bless America” concert for P.B.S. performed at The N.J.PAC 

Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Bushnell Theatre, Hartford, CT. 

Westchester Dinner Theatre

West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center 

Toured with  Mac&O Irish Band in Long Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and St Louis. 

Jury’s Irish Cabaret, Dublin Ireland. 

Killiney Castle, Dublin, Ireland. 

The Garden State Arts Center – Irish Cultural Day. 

Prime Minister of Ireland John Bruton at Allied Irish Banks of New York 

Prime Minister Bertie Ahern at the Plaza Hotel in N.Y. for the I.D.A. 

Barre Opera House, Vermont. 

Liberty Science Center, N.J.  Kessler Institute Benefit. 

New Philharmonic of New Jersey,  Music for Singles. 

“First Night” Concerts at  Summit, Morristown, Montclair, and South Orange 

Seton Hall University – Presentation honoring John B. Keane, Irish playwright in his first public appearance in the U.S. 

Numerous Universities, Folk and Cultural Societies, Womens Clubs, Libraries, Churches, Museums, Schools, Coffee Houses and Festivals. 

Music Club of Birmingham, Alabama, 

Irish Tourist Board of New York. 

Irish American Historical Society of New York. 

Irish American Cultural Institute. 

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Convention

C.I.E Tours International Symposiums

 

                                    Radio and Television Appearances

P.B.S Channel 13 and  W.L.I.W.   Frank Patterson’s  “God Bless America” 

Radio Telefis Eireann, R.T.E.  “PM Live Show” Dublin, Ireland. 

Radio Eireann – for Comhaltas. 

Channel 36 TV.  Summit N.J. 

Cable TV,  Channel T,  N.J. 

C.T.N. Cable TV – “Horses Sing None of It” Show. 

Smithsonian / J.V.C.  “Video Anthology of World Music and Dance”.

                  Aideen can be contacted at AideenODonnell88@gmail.com   
 

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