Kayla McDonagh is a Classically trained wedding singer originally from Connemara, Co. Galway.
Kayla’s training in Classical Music began at age 11 and obtained an Honours Bachelor Degree in Music from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin in 2018. She is furthering her studies at Masters level in Music Education in University of Limerick. Kayla’s other academic achievements to date include multiple grades from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music London, in singing and music theory.
Kayla was an original member of the RTE Concert Orchestra Chorus from 2015 to 2017 and has performed in the National Concert Hall Dublin as well as the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, where she was a guest soloist for The RTE Concert Orchestra’s live performance of The Gladiator score. Kayla’s solo performances include:
- The ESB Feis Ceoil Gala Concert
- Tribal Chamber Choir
- International Tour with the Galway Gospel Choir
- Spirit of Voice Festival
as well as multiple appearances on TG4 which include ‘Abair Amhrain’, ‘Immeall’ and most recently, ‘Roisin’. In December of 2017 Kayla had the privilege of being the special guest for Opry Le Daniel’s Big Tom special which was presented by Daniel O’Donnell and recored in the Millennium Forum in Derry for TG4. Kayla is also regularly featured on Radio na Gaeltachta, The Irish Times and Galway Bay FM.
Kayla is also a multi award winning vocalist having won numerous awards from the Arklow Music festival as well as receiving the “Vocal Rose-Bowl Award” from the ESB Feis Ceoil – which is the highest award throughout all vocal competitions in the Feis. Other awards include the Martin Demspey Cup for Irish song.
As well as being classically trained, Kayla is fluent in all styles of singing including Jazz and being a native Irish speaker – Irish music. This means she is one of the most versatile wedding singers in the country and can incorporate multiple styles for your special day. Kayla’s years of experience also allows her to easily adapt practically any song (pop, rock, other) into her own unique style that makes it fit flawlessly into a church or ceremony setting – giving it a tender, acoustic feel.
Kayla has worked with countless Brides and Grooms in the past to make their day as special as they always dreamed it would be, performing each of their song choices confidently and flawlessly upon each occasion. So whether you know exactly what you want for your ceremony – or whether you’re completely in the dark… putting your ceremony in the hands of Kayla will guarantee an end result that will impress every single guest, as well as putting your mind at ease that you’re dealing with an absolute professional on all levels.
The Irish Vocal Academy:
As well as being an acclaimed performer, Kayla also teaches singing at the Irish Vocal Academy which she founded in 2010. Many Brides and Grooms are choosing to sing during their wedding ceremonies these days also – so why not talk to Kayla about how she can help with you with your very special performance?