Kate Heneghan

Kate Heneghan

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About Kate Heneghan

Kate Heneghan is an electric violinist and fiddle player, harpist and pianist from Co. Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland.

Kate musical collaborations have ranged from classical ensembles to folk groups and contemporary cover bands, showcasing her versatility as a musician. Her musical prowess has taken her across the globe, performing in Europe to the USA, China to Australia, playing in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. The National Centre for Performing Arts (Beijing), The Tempodrom (Berlin) and Sydney Opera House count amongst some of the venues where Kate has enraptured audiences with her lively, authentic and upbeat performances.

Kate is an experienced and sought-after corporate and wedding musician playing throughout Ireland at such events. She has frequently performed in Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin for Irish President Michael D. Higgins and other distinguished guests. Recently, Kate featured in Cian DuCrot’s and Ella Henderson’s 2023 music video “Rest Of Our Days” recorded in London.

Kate is the recipient of the Music Generation / U2 bursary ‘Exceptional Musician Award’ and used the money awarded to buy her harp. In 2018, Kate received a scholarship from the University of Limerick to represent the Irish World Academy in the USA. She has also been presented with the Mícheál Ó hÉidhin Medal for exceptional musicians. Kate is an All-Ireland Champion fiddle player at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann and Siansa Gael Linn.

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