Fionnuala Fagan is a singer-songwriter, musician and installation artist. She completed both her Bachelor of Music and MA in Music and Interdisciplinary Arts at Queen’s University, graduating with Distinction in 2010. She has since worked for diverse range of companies including, Primecut Productions, Kabosh Theatre Company, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Big Telly Theatre Company, National Museums NI (Ulster American Folk Park), Reminiscence Network NI, Queen’s University (J.A.M.), Belfast School of Music, Armstrong Learning Ltd and Glenelly Historical Society.
In August 2010, Fionnuala and folk duo partner Lucy Kerr released their first EP Homebird, under their band name, Sheelin. Homebird is the title of Fionnuala’s final MA song-writing and performance piece. Sheelin have appeared on BBC Radio Ulster with Gerry Anderson, Ann-marie Mc Aleese and Colm Sands and on Downtown radio with Tommy Sands.
Fionnuala is currently studying for a PhD at SARC after being awarded a D.E.L. studentship in August 2011. Her practice-led research will explore ideas for the alternative documentation of personal and cultural memories and narratives of Belfast through song-writing, sound and interdisciplinary art practices.