Welcome

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song" Plato. Hi, I'm Aideen and the truth is I'm a romantic! I love singing for the way it releases us from our logical minds and can take us on a journey into feelings. My influences range from Eva Cassidy, Ella, Sarah Vaughan to Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and contemporary vocalists like Norah Jones & Rumer. I also love singing folk and contemporary music and especially I love writing and singing my own songs. Every moment, every song brings something new. I also run group singing workshops, courses and teach individual lessons in Co Wexford for adults and teens to learn to sing for fun. Enjoy listening to the videos below and if you'd like some free downloads of my music just sign up at the bottom of the page... I hope to see you at a show sometime soon!!
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News & Events

Aideen singing

Enniscorthy Gets Jazzy

It was a lovely surprise to me to get a glowing review in the Enniscorthy Echo recently from concert in Enniscorthy Castle saying I had “stunned the audience with some […]

Aine Testimonial Photo at The Sky and the Ground, Wexford

Sing with Confidence like Aine

When I posted this testimonial saying Aine was a star pupil, I never realised how much of a star she was. Within a few days the video had reached almost […]

Aideen Paula Mike singing in the Sky and the Ground at the Confidence in Singing Course

From shower to stage in 6 weeks

Our most recent Confidence in Singing Concert was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended! Can’t wait for the next one now. Here is the full transcript of the article […]

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Reviews

“Among the performers on the night was Aideen Ní Riada who stunned audiences with some acapella jazz songs.”

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Wexford Echo Newspaper

“Aideen was wonderful and had poise, suitable hesitancy, and anger, and she sang so expressively.” (Review for White Christmas, the Musical)

Liam Murphy (Theatre Critic)

“A thoroughly enjoyable evening out. While Aideen’s vocal talent was an obvious attraction, it was her welcoming, friendly personality which really made the evening.”

Jenny Higgins (Personal Trainer)

“A beautiful sweet voice which touches the heart.”

Berna Rackard (Nurse)

“Great selection of songs and wonderful performance. I really enjoyed the classic love songs, which Aideen sang with passion. Highly recommended for an enjoyable evening. Looking forward to hearing her again in the future.”

Phyllis Willson (Cranio-sacral Therapist)

“An enchanting chanteuse, Aideen delivers a captivating repertoire, ranging from the sophisticated swing of Cole Porter to the melancholy cool of Antonio Carlos Jobim. She captures the heart and soul of these 20th Century standards with 21st Century freshness, mixing in her own unique style and charm. A delight!”

Brian Patch (Writer/ Editor)

“Aideen has a refreshing approach to interpreting jazz standards which pays homage to the style of jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald. Her repertoire takes the listener on a journey through well-known standards from the American songbook such as Ella’s hit “Oh, Lady be Good” to Sammy Davis Jnr’s take on “Too Close for Comfort” or the beautiful Hoagy Carmichael ballad “Skylark”.  She weaves from a blues to a swing or a Latin standard tune with ease and delivers them in a way that the songs feel as young and fresh as when they were first penned.”

Patrick Molitor (Jazz Pianist)

“Aideen has a really sweet voice, jazz with a soft evocative touch that captures the nostalgia of the old classic love songs.”

Yvonne Breathnach (Singer)