Nuala Kennedy is an Irish singer and flute player with hauntingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an eclectic mix of influences. Her singing and flute playing springs from the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, and from the fathomless realms of her own imagination. A consummate performer with a buoyant personality, her music has been described as unique, evocative, and soul-satisfying. Nuala grew up in Dundalk, Co. Louth, on the East coast of Ireland, a musical area steeped in mythology with long historical links to Scotland. The combination of the best influences of the two cultures, Scottish and Irish, is what has made Nuala the artist she is today. Nuala has been performing at Celtic Colours since 2002, first with Fine Friday, then on her own, with the Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours, the Nuala Kennedy Trio, Oirialla, and the Snowflake Trio. This year, in addition to performing solo, Nuala introduces us to another group, The Alt, featuring a familiar face in John Doyle and, making his Celtic Colours debut, Eamon O’Leary.