Roisin Dempsey


Roisin DempseyRóisíns background in music stems from a classical training and a love of traditional and spiritual music, which was nurtured in Maynooth while obtaining her degree in music and theology. Roiosin has toured and recorded with several international acts over the years, including “Riverdance – the show”, Anúna, Liam Lawton, Red Hurley, and Haley Westenra, not to mention numerous other freelance projects, recordings, and film scores.

Róisíns time with Anúna (1994 – 2000) was spent travelling extensively to such locations as Europe, Canada, and Morocco, and collaborating with such diverse artists as The Chieftains, Michael Crawford, and Secret Garden. Róisín was also featured as a soloist on a number of albums with Anúna such as “Behind the Closed Eye” and “Deep Dead Blue”. 

Roisin toured with Riverdance the Show on their Irish and Asian tours in 2001, and since coming home she has enjoyed a busy schedule of classical, liturgical, and recording work in Ireland. In June 2003 she once again took her place to sing on the Riverdance stage for the spectacular opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Dublin.

Roisin toured with Fr Liam Lawton as a featured soloist from 1995 – 2002 taking in several Irish tours, as well as a series of concerts in Sweden and the USA. She has been principal female soloist on three of his most celebrated albums, “Light the Fire”, “Sacred Story”, and “Ancient Ways Future Days”.

In December 2004 Roisin released “Spirit of an Irish Christmas” on the Tara Music label, featuring a collection of best loved Christmas carols which have been given a traditional Irish quality. The arrangements feature a band of celebrated Irish musicians, who brought their wealth of expertise together to help create Róisín’s unique sound. 

Roisis is currently performing with the internationally acclaimed Celtic Woman show, and spends most of her time on tour around the USA and Asia. When in Ireland, she spends most of her time working on her second album which is due for release in early 2007.

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Roisin's new album Surrounded is a collection of contmporary, traditional Irish and Classical songs meant to sooth the soul when nothing else will.
"Surrounded" is now available from CD baby and I tunes nline and Veritas stores nationwide.