Síle Denvir is a sean-nós singer and harpist who is deeply influenced by her upbringing in the west of Ireland Conamara Gaeltacht where she was surrounded by music and song from an early age. A native Irish speaker, her singing is very much rooted in the ancient style of sean-nós singing. As well as being a solo artist Síle has collaborated with some of the finest musicians in Irish music. She is a founding member of the group Líadan, she has toured with The Chieftains and recent performances include collaborations with Úna Monaghan, Barry Kerr, Liam Ó Maonlaí and Martin Hayes. Other performance highlights include singing as part of Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin’s composition Fill Arís with Iarla Ó Lionáird, Lillis Ó Laoire and The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Síle has a deep passion for Irish language song, and through her work as an academic at Dublin City University she has honed her knowledge of this song tradition to the highest level, giving her performances an extra level of depth and understanding. She has published two books on songwriters from Conamara and recent perfomance-based research projects include a CD/Booklet called Caithréim, published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht, based on the music and song from the plays of Patrick Pearse. Her most recent album Anamnesis, a recording of sean-nós songs in collaboration with producer John Reynolds and cellist Caroline Dale, will be released in 2023.