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Sarah O'Kennedy... 

is a singer, early years music teacher and voice coach with many accolades and experience under her belt.  She is a long-time member of Irish choral ensemble Anuna and has recorded and performed all over the world with the world-famous group.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsrfFxkuPm0

Sarah specialises in Early Years & Primary Music Teaching and in 2014 founded Little Stars Music School. Her Early Years groups are from 1 to 6 years old and teach children the core elements of music in a fun new way, using the Kodaly approach. At Primary Level she teaches music and choir and runs workshops for primary school teachers and children, providing very simple and practical music teaching ideas, to all levels and abilities.  Sarah also runs freelance Music and Movement sessions all around county Limerick for West Limerick Resources and other various parent and child groups.  Contact her for more details. 

Sarah has taught Voice for 14 years, to people of all ages.  She taught first in the Irish Harp Centre in Castleconnell, and after it's closure in 2016, moved to her own home.  She prepares students for Junior and Leaving certificate practicals, and Associated Board and Royal Irish Academy of Music exams.  She works with students who have sung in the past and who want to rekindle their interest in singing, or those who have a passion for singing and just want to have fun.  With all students, Sarah focuses on helping to improve breath control, range, repertoire, and confidence.  See her teaching page for more details. 

Sarah is passionate about singing live, at weddings & other corporate events. Her highlights include singing solo with Anuna on BBC's Songs of Praise, performing at the House of Commons chapel, London, and when she sang at Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman's wedding in Joseph's Church in Aughavas Co. Leitrim.  Sarah is a previous winner of Church Singer of the Year at the Weddings Online.ie Awards, and she was principal female soloist with The Irish Harp Orchestra for their Christmas tours of Germany.  Sarah also regularly sings at funeral services around Limerick city and county. 

https://www.facebook.com/SarahOKennedySoprano/videos/601395443683195/

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What You Said...

"Just a note to say thanks a million for everything.  The ceremony music was absolutely amazing.  It made our day and the ceremony extra special." Sinead & Neil, 19th July 2019

"Hi Sarah. Thank you so much for singing at our wedding. Your voice is just magical, you were a true professional & all our guests commented on how beautiful all our songs were.  Loved all the songs and how relaxed your singing made me."
Fiona & Ivan, 28.12.18, Ballyea, Co Clare

"Sarah, I've been meaning to text you and thank you so much for an incredible job at our wedding on the 27th of Oct. A lot of our wedding guests complimented the singing, especially The Prayer & Panis Angelicus [duets] - they were just beautiful! We have watched the wedding DVD & love listening back to the music in the church especially. Please pass on our thanks to your co singer & musical accompaniment also - you all did a wonderful job. Thanks again" - Denise & Richard, 27.10.18, Hospital Co Limerick

"We are just touching base to say a massive thank you to both you & Anne (pianist) for the music on our wedding day.
We were delighted with the entire ceremony. Our guests commented on how lovely the music was and having recently watched the DVD we genuinely could not have asked for more. Thank you for all your help in the build up to the day, and for the music on our day" - Adrian and Sinead 11.8.18

"Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for the beautiful music at our wedding. It was fabulous. Please pass our thanks on to the musician also." - Claire-Louise & Pierce, July 27 2018 Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

"Hi Sarah! Just wanted to thank you for being such a fantastic part of our big day on 15th Dec, everyone complimented the music-you, Deirdre & Irina [musicians] were superb! Please pass on our thanks to both ladies, wishing u a very happy new year & thanks so much again." - Hollie & Leo, 15.12.17

"David and I both wanted to thank you for your beautiful singing at our wedding mass. You really do have the voice of an angel and it created such a special atmosphere for both of us and for our family and friends. Not only did we love it, but so many of our guests have told me how beautifully you sang and how much they enjoyed it. Thank you again for being such an important part of our wedding day". - Catriona and David, 22.7.17, Sandymount church

Dear Sarah - you were absolutely wonderful! You really made the ceremony for us and all our guests. We had a fantastic day.
Thanks again. - Heidi & John. Wedding 17.6.17 Monaleen church

We’re just home from honeymoon and wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fabulous music at our Wedding on the 14th May.
We absolutely loved it and what’s more everyone else thoroughly enjoyed your performance. Exactly what we wanted!!
Thank you so much for making our Wedding day so special." - Aisling & Liam, 14th May 2016 Co Westmeath

"I wanted to say a huge thank you from me and Paul. You were absolutely incredible on Friday: made the ceremony for both of us. I was totally engrossed in your music. We've had so many compliments on your performance. We're both chuffed to bits."
Frances & Paul, 6.5.16 Glengarriff

"Dear Sarah, Just a quick email to express our sincere gratitude to you for all your work on our wedding music. Yourself and Michael sang beautifully and all of our guests complemented us on the music and singing. Thank you so much for working with [the violinists], it was important to us to include them in the ceremony and your input in that regard was invaluable.  It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you over the last couple of months." - Maria and John, the 22nd of August 2015

"Dear Sarah, I wanted to write to thank you & the musicians so much for the absolutely stunning music that you performed at our wedding! I was enjoying it so much that I had to be told to stop swaying on the alter!!!! So many guests complimented you both. I am just sad that it is all over now!" - Orla & Ryan,  Kilrush July 4th 2015

 

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Sarah O’Kennedy won the prestigious WeddingsOnline.ie 2013 Award of Church Singer of the Year.  "It really is incredible to win Church Singer of the Year, particularly when the competition was so tough.  I am thrilled to be recognised in this way by the very many brides and grooms who took time to vote in the WeddingsOnline.ie Awards.  Thank you so much for voting for me!”

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Sarah's wedding CD "The Irish Wedding Album"

30 tracks of the most beautiful hymns, songs, and instrumental music for your wedding, including: Schubert’s Ave Maria, Songbird, Panis Angelicus, Field’s of Gold, You Raise Me Up, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Ag Chriost an Siol, Nella Fantasia, She Moved Through the Fair, On Eagle’s Wings and many, many more.

The complete guide to choosing the perfect music for your wedding ceremony.  Listen to Sarah's favourite samples from the cd by clicking on the audio on left.

The album is now available to download on iTunes for only €8.99.  You can buy the cd in the Abbey bookshop, O'Connell street Limerick, online at http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/sarahokennedy, or you can contact Sarah directly to purchase.

 

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