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The National Children's Choir Team

Musical Directors
Mairéad Déiseach

Órla Gillan

Anne Purcell

Interim National Committee

Richard Coady              Secretary/Chairperson

Eileen Murray               Treasurer

Mairéad Deisearch      Musical Director

Seán English                 National Committee Member

Órla Gillan                     Musical Director

Aideen McPaul             National Committee Member

Orla Ní Eochagáin        National Committee Member

Anne Purcell                  Musical Director

Kathy Quinn                  National Committee Member

Assistant Musical Directors
Aisling Judge, Anna O' Herlihy, Helen Tempany, Berni Gunning, Colette Hussey, Eileen Murray, Marie Therese Walnutt, Emer Nic Chonchradha ,Linda O Donoghue, Siobhan De Fréin, Hannah Horgan, Joan-Marie Healy, Anne Crowley, Niamh McCarthy, Kathy Quinn, Joanna Fagan, Máirín O Keeffe, Emma Hughes, Nicola Pigott, Emer Kelly, Peter Nolan, Bernadette Sheil-Nolan, Deirdre Meagher, Joan McDonnell

Rehearsal and Area Organisers:
Ciara Allen, Fionnuala Coonan, Elaine Cumiskey, Mairéad Déiseach, Órla Gillan, Fiona McBride, Evelyn Moriarty, Eileen Murray, Aoife Ní Bhraoin, Emer Nic Chonchradha, Linda O’Donoghue, Anna O’Herlihy, Michelle O’Sullivan, Fiona Scott, Helen Tempany, Linda O Donoghue, Eileen Kelly, Patrick Collins, Aideen McPaul, Sinéad Smith, Ursula Flynn, Maebh Uí Irile, Mary Nicholson, Deirdre Meagher, Ciara Fagan, Siobhan Parsons, Hannah Horgan, Emer Kelly

The National Committee

The choir is organised by the National Committee. This committee is responsible for: 

  • the development and application of NCC policies, procedures and guidelines in line with the choir's constitution

  • the planning and organisation of summer courses for teachers interested in learning the repertoire

  • the affiliation of participate schools and coordination of the all regional areas' participation in the choir.

  • the organisation of affiliated schools into local/regional groups

  • the organisation of the national concerts, including the overall management of rehearsal schedules in consultation with local organisers.


The Musical Directors

The role of the Musical Directors is to lead the musical and artist work of the National Children's Choir. In doing so their roles include:

  • To prepare and record the teaching recordings.


  • To facilitate and direct training courses for teachers


  • To select and train Assistant Musical Directors


  • To conduct local and regional rehearsals in conjunction with local Assistant Musical Directors.


  • To oversee the selection of children for the National Concert Hall.


  • To conduct the Dublin and National Concert Hall performances.

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