Meet the Team

Meet our wonderful team of performers

Céilí in the Kitchen would not be possible without our wonderful team our performers who make this show the hit it is today. Our skilled team of musicians, dancers and singers make this experience so unique and delight crowds with their wonderful array of talents
 

Fear an Tí

George Lee

George Lee is the Fear an Tí or Man of the House in Céilí in the Kitchen and his 7th year with the show 

A broadcaster with nearly 40 years experience behind a microphone, George is also a published author and historian who has  mc’ed shows in Europe and America, performing for many special events and dignitaries over the years. 

George states that his favourite elements of the show are those that bring the audience close to the performance and knit them into the narrative being told.
 


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Donna O'Sullivan

 

Dancing since the age of 4, Donna has performed for the Norwegian Royal Family, the Italian Priminister and multiple Irish presidents. Donna has recently stared in the Hallmark movie “Christmas at Castle Hart”. 

Donna’s competitive career saw her win multiple Munster titles as well as holding multiple All Ireland and World Irish Dance medals.

She has represented Riverdance in the longest line of Riverdancers and is also a qualified TCRG.

Donna has been a dancer in Bunratty for 11 years and believes the highlight of the show is the audience participation section. 


Dancer

Róisín Clancy

Fiddler Player

Róisín has been part of the Céilí in the Kitchen team for over 5 years.
A talented and award winning musician, some of Róiín's achievements to date include winning  the All Ireland duet and trio championship at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.

Róisín has also performed as a guest member of the world famous Kilfenora band.
A member of the Coole Music Youth Orchestra, Sonic Strings and the Irish Memory Orchestra, Róisín has toured Sweden and Paris playing both classical and traditional music and has made several TV appearances showcasing her talents.

Róisín's own personal highlight of the Céilí in the Kitchen Show is the connection the audience has with the music being played.


 
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Singer

Lynda has been performing at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park since 1992, firstly at the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet and in more recent years at the Céilí in the Kitchen.  
 
Trained under Limerick Soprano, Olive Cowpar, Lynda has won voice of the Feis in both Limerick and Cork, and won the Bunratty bursary on two occasions. 

Lynda has appeared on television at home and abroad and has toured the USA and Europe with the Bunratty Castle Entertainers. 
 
For Lynda, the highlight of the Céilí in the Kitchen, has to be Danny Boy, the most loved Irish song, which never fails to bring a tear to the eyes of many audience members every night! 


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Lynda O Mahony

James Anglim

Musician

James has been performing at Bunratty Folk Park for over 15 years.
 
With various qualifications in music including a Bachelor of Music from UCC, Masters in Irish Music Performance from University of Limerick, Graduate Diploma in Education (Music), and Diploma in Irish traditional music education, James' love and passion for Irish music and culture is evident.

Throughout his career James has performed with the show 'Rhythm of the Dance' for ten years which included tours of Europe, Australia, Asia as well as many radio and TV appearances. He has also performed with the group to over 7000 people at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China and is an All Ireland Champion: Fleadh Cheoil 2000 Enniscorthy (Senior Grupa Ceoil)
 
For James, the highlight of the Céilí in the Kitchen Show is bringing high quality Irish traditional music to the guests, "our musicians, singers and dancers are some of the best in the world". 

 
 

Dancer

From Newport in Co. Tipperary, Brian has been performing at Bunratty Folk Park since the age of 16.

Brian is well known on the Irish dancing circuit having danced professionally with many world famous Irish dance shows including for 10 years performing around the world with Riverdance .

A bodhran and Irish dancing champion, Brian has also performed in radio city music Hall New York and danced privately for the serveral US Presidents during state visits to Ireland.
 


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