About Sarah

A singer, early years music teacher and voice coach

Sarah O'Kennedy


Sarah O’Kennedy hails from Limerick and took to singing from a young age when she won her first gold at Féile Luimnigh when she was 10. She studied voice with Marie Walshe, Limerick School of Music, and in Leinster School of Music with Evelyn Dowling and obtained her performance diploma in singing with Trinity College London. In 2023 Sarah received a first class honours in her Masters in Music Education from University of Limerick. She has a BA in European Studies (Hons) from University of Limerick, a HDipEd (Hons) from University College Cork and a Grad Dip (Hons) in Software Localisation also from U.L.


Sarah spent many happy years performing, recording and touring with Irish singing group Anúna and continues to perform with the group in corporate concerts around the country. She sings regularly at weddings and funerals and feels priviledged to be able to add something special through song, whether it be to celebrate union of two people or to lift the spirits in times of sorrow. Her performance highlights to date include singing solo with Anuna on BBC’s Songs of Praise, singing in the House of Commons chapel in London, and at the wedding of Irish rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll and actor Amy Huberman in Co. Leitrim. Sarah is a previous winner of Church Singer of the Year at the Weddings Online.ie wedding industry awards. 

Sarah also toured with the grammy award winning harper Janet Harbison and The Irish Harp Orchestra all over Germany as their principal female soloist. She is a member of Limerick Chamber Choir and performs with the choir in Ireland and abroad. 


In 2014 Sarah travelled to London to study a method for teaching music to young children called Colourstrings, and was hooked!  In the same year she started her own business called Little Stars Music where she teaches group music classes to children from 1-6 years of age.  At primary school level Sarah teaches music to children with special needs, and she currently teaches on the Early Childhood Care and Education degree course in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. 

Sarah is an experienced Vocal Coach for many years and teaches from her home in Annacotty

What You Said

“Thank you Sarah O’Kennedy from the bottom of our hearts, for singing (Songbird) and all the other songs too, for our Da, on his journey at the church.”