Eilís Ní Chonghaile is from the Meath Gaeltacht. She’s a teacher of Irish in Connemara and a community activist.
The style of singing is also different this week. Sean-nós, meaning “old-style,” is unaccompanied and has a highly ornamented melodic line. Not all areas have the same type of ornamentation.
The Corn Uí Riada is the ultimate sean-nós singing competition in Ireland . A typical Corn Uí Riada features a mixture of styles and dialects from all over Ireland and abroad. This award is one of the most prestigious awards for Irish Language sean-nós singing. Eilís was the winner of the ladies competition for singers under 35 years of age and won Corn Phádraig Mhic an Rí.
Here Eilís sings Amárach Lá ‘le Pádraic.