Eibhlín Adds the Mike Kenny Memorial to her Impressive Collection

Singer, Eibhlín Broderick, Abbeyfeale being presented with the Mike Kenny Memorial Cup by Ted Kenny, sponsor, and cousin of the late artist. The presentation was made outside Browne’s Bar, Castleisland on Saturday evening. Included are: Mags Browne, Browne’s Bar; Liam, Eileen, Mike and Micheál Broderick. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Flashback: All-Ireland senior ladies singing champion, Eibhlín Broderick from Abbeyfeale receivied a presentation from Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú, Director-General of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann on behalf of the West Limerick Singing Club at the opening of the annual Gary McMahon Singing Festival at The Ramble Inn in Abbeyfeale in November 2012. Eibhlín’s proud parents, Michael and Eileen are included in the photograph. ©Photograph: John Reidy  2-11-2012

The winner of the Mike Kenny Remembrance Week Young Musician Award is Abbeyfeale singer and teenager, Eibhlín Broderick.

Eibhlín began her singing career at five years age with her local Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireannn branch at Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine.

Masters in Traditional Song

A recent term as a student at the University of Limerick saw her graduate with a Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance in the area of Traditional Song.

Eibhlín cites the likes of Karen Walsh-Trench from Listowel and Evelyn O’Connell from Brosna as major local influences on her singing to date.

She is a winner of five All-Ireland solo titles in recent years in singing and lilting.

Music Mad Family

From a music mad family, Eibhlín’s siblings are all musically incliuned and the house rings with the sounds of banjo, fiddle and, of course, vocals.

Eibhlín received the Mike Kenny Memorial Cup from its sponsor and the late artist’s cousin, Ted Kenny at Browne’s Bar on Saturday evening.

Debut CD Release

Eibhlín released her debut CD, My Silver River Feale in the run up to last Christmas. It is available to purchase in Ann Lyons shop, The Square, Abbeyfeale and Pat Buckley’s, Devon Road Cross, Templeglantine.

Latest Singing Triumph

Eibhlín is a daughter of Michael and Eileen Broderick and they were present on Saturday evening to witness her latest singing triumph.

I’m sure there will be many more.

If you’d like to hear a sample of Eibhlín’s vocal talents, here is a piece that was arranged for her undergraduate final performance which took place in May 2016. She is accompanied here by Felix Morgenstern on bodhrán and by her brother Liam on vocals and Cian O’Flynn, Sean Nós Dancing. Just Click on the link here.


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