Traditional song workshop in Irish and English with Máire Ní Cheileachair
From Farran in Cork, Máire Ní Chéileachair was born to parents from Kilnamartyra in the Muskerry Gaeltacht of County Cork. Her father was a teacher. From them Ní Chéileachair got her love of singing and the Irish language. Ní Chéileachair trained as a teacher in University College Cork and worked at Ashton School in Blackrock in Cork. Ní Chéileachair later became a lecturer on sean-nós in UCC. She began singing in public in 1993 and began training to sing. She won an All-Ireland at her first try in 1996. From there, she began to compete in the Oireachtas first in 1997. She won both the Corn Mháire Nic Dhonnchadha and the Sean-nós na mBan competitions.