Celtic Soprano EMMA KATE TOBIA
Launches her first solo recording, entitled
Aisling na nGael (An Irish Dream)
"This mixture of Classical training
along with a love for Irish Music is seen as unique"
Derek Davis - RTE Presenter
Aisling na nGael (An Irish Dream) is the debut CD from Emma Kate Tobia. The CD comprises 12 tracks from the Irish traditional idiom presented in a stunning manner by Celtic Soprano Emma Kate Tobia. 'Aisling na nGael' includes well-known tunes such as;
- Fill, Fill, a Rún Ó
- Óró, 's é do Bheatha 'Bhaile
- Róisín Dubh
- An Raibh Tú ag an gCarraig?
- Glory O! to the Bold Fenian Men
" Something very different,
we'll be hearing more from this girl soon!"
John Creedon RTE Radio 1
Emma Kate Tobia was born in Scotland, her family moved to Westport,
Co. Mayo where a diligent teacher instilled in her the love of Irish.
While studying in the Cork School of Music, she won numerous competitions
such as the Lieder Cup, the Operatic Cup, the O'Shea Perpetual Cup
and the Margaret Dillon Award at Feis Maitiú. Opera South
and then Opera Cork gave her a start in the world of Opera with
a number of prestigious roles.
Emma Kate then joined with Dr Veronica Dunne in Dublin to pursue a full time singing career. Master classes in Vienna for two summers and then a number of solo recitals in the Arts Center throughout Ireland, as well as Summer Concerts of Irish traditional and Classical Music in Kinsale led to the recording of Aisling na nGael.