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Photography: Laelia Milleri


StampHaikuSong a new digital single and short film composed and performed by Caitríona O’Leary. Based on Gabriel Rosenstock’s Irish Haiku written as poetic responses to a selection of Irish postage stamps. Art direction and graphic design by Gareth Jones.

Available March 12 – download from Bandcamp and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer etc.

The project was made possible by an Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award.

Arts Council

Love’s Fever

Based on the song Deh Lassa La Mia Vita from the end of day 7 of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron.

Music by Lorenzo da Firenze. Featuring Caitríona O’Leary, Edited by Martin Mai, Art Direction by Gareth Jones, Filmed by Tara Slye, Recorded and Mixed by Caitríona O’Leary and Mastered by James Darkin.

Funded by an Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award.

Arts Council

Caitríona is the happy recipient of an Arts Council Bursary which supports her in her ongoing work with traditional song.

Arts Council Traditional Arts


On the first Saturday of every month Caitríona dresses up and performs a short concert of beautiful unaccompanied songs from her room. Medieval, traditional Irish, Scottish, English, American…always finding music to be happy about!

Tune in on Caitríona’s Facebook page on the first Saturday of every month at 2.30pm (Irish Time). A replay is available immediately afterwards.

These performances are also archived on Caitríona’s YouTube channel.


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The Red Book of Anakronos

“Absolutely extraordinary… One of the best abums I’ve heard this year” – Bernard Clarke, RTÉ Lyric fm
“A work of singular genius” –

Caitríona O’Leary performs Ansacht na nAnsacht (Love of Loves) online

Ireland Performs, Facebook & Culture Ireland present Caitríona O’Leary in an online programme of unaccompanied songs: Ansacht na nAnsacht (Love of Loves).

On Saturday May 2, 2020, Heresy Records’ recording artist Caitríona O’Leary will perform an online concert of unaccompanied songs for Ireland Performs, an initiative to support presentations by Irish artists in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be streamed through Caitríona’s social media channels and will also be carried on Culture Ireland’s Facebook page.

Ansacht na nAnsacht (Love of Loves) – Ireland Performs
Saturday May 2, 2020 at 12.30pm (Ireland/UK)
WATCH LIVE at that time


Out now on Heresy Records

A digital single version of Joni Mitchell’s iconic song, Both Sides Now, in an Irish language translation sung by Caitríona O’Leary accompanied by guitarist Dick Farrelly.

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The Wexford Carols

Out now on Heresy Records


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SLEEPSONGS by Caitríona O’Leary & Dúlra
Out now on Heresy Records


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“A treasure to own and treasure to listen to. A masterpiece of a triptych.” – Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine

“The lovely Irish singer Caitriona O’Leary’s calming voice overwhelms from the first track onward.” – Michael Johnson, Facts & Arts

“The captivating voice of Caitríona O’Leary enchants the listener. In Sleepsongs, she performs a selection of lullabies and other songs on the theme of sleep with Dúlra, her excellent early music ensemble.” – Séverine Garnier, TGV Magazine (France)

“Her charismatic voice always inspires a sense of devotion in the listener. with Sleepsongs Dúlra has found a sound that will win over world music lovers and surely every fan of Irish folk.” – Winifried Dulisch, Audio Magazine (Germany)