Eileen Coyle is a soprano based in Dublin but a native of Cavan. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, a HDip in Computer Music from NUI Maynooth, and a Masters in Music Technology from the University of Limerick. She began her choral education over ten years ago as a choral scholar with Dr Ite O'Donovan and the Lassus Scholars. She has been studying classical singing with Dr Imelda Drumm for the past six years and has completed the Diploma in Teaching and Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
She is a Lay Vicar Choral at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin and She also sings with a number of professional ensembles in Ireland, including: Lassus Chamber Choir, Tonnta Performance Company, Kirkos Ensemble, Peregryne Vocal Ensemble, Crux Vocal Ensemble and The Bugle Babes.
Eileen has performed in shows in the Fringe Festival, New Music Dublin, Cambridge Early Music Week and Speaking of Music, RIAM, Dublin. She has sung as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, The RIAM Baroque Ensemble, The Orlando Chamber Orchestra, The Longford County Choir, West Wicklow Voices, Setanta Choir, Christ Church Baroque Ensemble and The Irish Memory Orchestra. She has toured America, England, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands and has performed as a soloist all over Ireland including appearances at the National Concert Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland, Cork Opera House, Kilkenny Theater Royal and regularly at Christ Church Cathedral.
Eileen spent 10 years training with renowned choir, The Lassus Scholars, directed by Dr. Ite O'Donovan she performed with them as a choral Scholar in Westminster Cathedral, London (2011), the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Paris (2014) and St. Peter's Basilica, Rome (2015). She has performed on numerous occasions as soprano soloist in concert with the Lassus Scholars and the Orlando Chamber Orchestra covering repertoire such as: Mozart, Missa Brevis in C major, Orgelsolomesse. Mozart , Missa Brevis in C major, Spatzenmesse, Mozart, Credo Mass in C major, Mozart, Coronation Mass in C, Haydn - Missa Brevis in F major, Jugendmesse and Schubert Mass No. 2 in G major. She made her National concert Hall debut on 23rd of September 2017 singing Mozart's Coronation Mass with Dr Ite O'Donovan conducting the Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso choirs along with the Orlando Chamber Orchestra. She will perform as guest soloist again this December in the National Concert Hall in the Lassus Scholars "Great Christmas Concert", sponsored by ESB.
While working as a soprano with the professional chamber choir, 'Lassus', she was involved in the recording of a debut album in 2015 and performances in The national Concert hall and churches around Dublin and Ireland of Lassus motets and masses, repertoire including: Missa Paschalis a 5, O Sacrum Convivium a 5, Officium Paschale, Christus Resurgens a 5 and Laudate Dominum a 12. The choir performs a number of concerts every year around Ireland and concentrate on early music with some contemporary music by Irish composers. Lassus recorded their second album in August 2019, a collection of Christmas propers and motets and a mass setting by Lassus.
For the past 10 years Eileen has been singing with The Bugle Babes, a 1940's Close harmony group based in Dublin who specialise in the music of The Andrews Sisters. The Bugle Babes have performed all over Ireland from The National Concert Hall to the Cork Opera House, and on Radio and Television; including The Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy, the Mooney Show and to "Knock 'em dead!" reviews at the American Embassy on Veterans Day! The Bugle Babes are a regular act upon the stage of The Kevin Barry room in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
In addition to being a successful classical singer Eileen has released two original albums. Her solo album "The Only Way is On", written, recorded and performed by Eileen received national radio play and rave reviews from RTE Radio One. Her second album, "The stolen Child" was released in 2015 as part of a collaboration called "Webbs". It was featured in Hotpress magazine and was highly recommended by top music blogger Nialler 9 and many radio presenters in Ireland and abroad. She will be touring Ireland with Webbs in February 2020