Eimear McGeown


County Armagh born flautist Eimear McGeown has steadily built a reputation as being one of the world’s most versatile exponents of both the classical and Irish flute. She has appeared as a soloist throughout the USA, South America, South Korea, Japan, China, Philippines, Russia and throughout Europe. 

Eimear McGeown, flute – New Ross Piano Festival

Two of her most notable performances have been on BBC’s Last Night of the Proms and the World Premiere of Dave Morris’ Concerto in the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has recorded with various artists on albums for Decca, Universal and Chandos Record labels and played on BBC Radio, Classic FM and RTE Lyric FM. Having performed for President Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and Prince Edward, Eimear received an invitation by Her Majesty the Queen, to attend a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate her achievements in the Performing Arts. 

On the Irish flute, she holds two All Ireland titles and  released her debut album ‘Inis’ launching it at the Irish Embassy in London hosted by Ambassador Adrian O’Neill. She recently recorded for an American PBS TV special for composer Tim Janis‘ new album and will be performing with him in her Carnegie Hall Debut in December. She has recorded with Barry Douglas on two of his Celtic albums which feature several of her own compositions and also performed them together with Camerata Ireland in the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Eimear has recorded at the Abbey Road Studios, for the video game Runescape and played in Lord of the Rings in the West End, London. She performed at the Sori International Music Festival in South Korea and as a featured soloist with Libera in Tokyo’s Opera City Concert Hall. She is also involved in the Pop music scene and has played support for Ed Sheeran and with Jennifer Hudson on the final of TV show ‘The Voice’.  She also played with the rock band Amsterdam at the Glastonbury Festival, and played support to The Pogues in the Echo Arena, Liverpool.


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