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Eimear Arkins: Biography


Eimear Arkins comes from a small village on the West Coast of Ireland called Ruan in County

Clare but she has been living in Missouri for the last number of years. She is an award winning
musician, singer and dancer with eleven Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. Eimear
has toured extensively with the international music organization Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann on
concert tours throughout Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. She has also performed
with the internationally renowned show Brú Ború and was part of the troupe that represented
Ireland at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. In August 2015, she traveled to World Expo in Milan
with St. Louis Irish Arts where she promoted not only Irish culture but the expression of Irish
culture worldwide. Eimear has toured throughout the US and Ireland with The Paul Brock Band,
Cherish the Ladies, A Celtic Christmas and is regularly seen performing with St Louis native,
Eileen Gannon. Eimear has performed and given workshops at festivals all over the world
including Féile Séamus Creagh, Newfoundland; Catskills Irish Arts Week; Viljandi
Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, and Festival
Interceltique de Lorient, France. Last summer she released her debut album, What’s Next? Most
recently she was awarded the “Best Newcomer” award from LiveIreland.