Emer O

Actor, Singer, Composer, Pianist, Other Musician

South-West Region, Ireland
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Let it go (snippet)

Snippet of 'Let it go'. All rights reserved. (c) Emer O'Flaherty Music 2013.

01Let it go (snippet)
02Don't say it
03Is it me?
05Let it go - Emer O'Flaherty

Physical Attributes

170 cm / 5ft 7in
56 kg / 123 lbs
White / Caucasian
86 cm / 34 in
Skin color:
66 cm / 26 in
83 cm / 33 in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
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Credits & experience

  • NUI, Galway : Higher Diploma in Acting


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English
  • French
  • Gaelic

  • Australian
  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • UK Welsh
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern

Year, Production, Role

2009: Ros na Rún, Soap Opera - Nurse
2017: Anne Chute, The Colleen Bawn
2015: Beck, The Mai
2014: The Coronation Voyage, Alice Gendron
2013: Dancing at Lughnasa, Rosie
2011: Banghrá Various/Ensemble
2011: Oliver! Widow Corney
2010: The Mikado, Peep Bo
2009: The Threepenny Opera, Vixen/Ensemble
2009: A Trip to Broadway & The West End, Soloist & Ensemble
2008: Singin’ in the Rain, Dora Bailey
2008: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Miss Flannery
2008: A Trip down Memory Lane, Soloist / Ensemble
2007: Kiss me, Kate, Lois Lane / Bianca
2006: South Pacific, Bloody Mary
2006: Crabbed Youth and Age, Dolly
2006: An Solas Dearg (stand in for Jack, and directed the play)
2005: The King and I, Tuptim
2005: The Cagebirds, The Great Guzzler
2005: Dún na mBan trí thine, Léiní
2004: Fiddler on the Roof, Sprintze / Ensemble
2003: West Side Story, Anybodys
2002: Calamity Jane. Adelaide Adams
2000: Playboy of the Western World, Widow Quin

Voiceover work: Seachtain na Gaeilge radio advert campaigns 2006, 2007 and 2008. Regularly feature on Cúlchaint (Clare FM radio) as Arts contributor.

Additional Training and Skills:
Training :
Ard Dioplóma sa Drámaíocht (Higher Diploma in Drama), NUI, Galway 2011;
M.A. Irish Media Studies, (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick), October 2010;
Acting for Camera - John Cantwell
Musical Theatre Week, Arts Educational Schools, London
Audition Techniques, Talentworks, Dublin;
Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin - Piano 18 months;
Centrestage Theatre School, Limerick;
Acting for Film & Television ; Monroe’s Talent Agency, Donegal;

Accents : Southen Irish (regional dialects) ; Northern Irish ; London ; Cockney ; Scottish ; French ; American (General, Southern and NY) ; Australian and South African)


Dance : Basic Jazz, Tap and Hip hop

Other skills :

Languages (English, Gaeilge/Irish, French),

Badminton; Running; Swimming

Full clean driver’s license.


Keyboard ability


Vocal ability

Backing vocals

Vocal range


Composer ability


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz

Influences: Aimee Mann, Sarah Mclachlan, Norah Jones, Air; Radiohead, U2, Koop, Parov Stelar, Nouvelle Vague, The Thievery Corporation, Federico Abuele, Afro-celt Soundsystem.

Musician - Piano (to Senior Certificate, RIAM) ; Flute (Grade IV RIAM), organ ; whistle;

Singing : Jazz, Contemporary, Traditional Irish and sean-nós
Classically trained soprano E3 – D6 ; (Studied to Senior Certificate Level - Recipient of 2 High Achievement Awards from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin);
Winner : Corn Chonaill Uí Fhearraigh, Oireachtas na Gaeilge, 2015 and 2017 for non-sean-nós Irish singing;
Finalist : Michigan Irish Music Initiative, 2018 as part of the Emer O'Flaherty Quartet.
Finalist: Gradaim NÓS - Nua-aoiseach na bliana (Best-newcomer), 2018.
October 2018 - Concert with Los Paddys in Salle Des Fêtes - Mairie Du 14eme, 12 rue Pierre Castagnou, 75014 Paris, 75014 Paris, France.

Songwriter - Wrote & performed solo piano/song at Edinburgh Fringe (2013 and 2017);
Prague Fringe (2014 and 2016);
Irish Night, The Playhouse, Fredericton, Canada;
Winner - National and International Pan Celtic International Song Contest (2017);
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (2016 and curated concert 2017);

Radio work: Clare FM; Galway Bay FM; Near FM, Dublin South FM, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta; BBC Raidió Ulaidh.
Composed soundtrack featured on documentary produced by Ger Leddin, Near FM, Dublin.

TV appearances - Cosáin an Cheoil (RTÉ1 Ireland) agus Iúil a'Cheoil (BBC Alba).
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