Kayla McDonagh Wedding Singer Ireland

About Kayla

Kayla McDonagh is a Classically trained wedding singer originally from Connemara, Co. Galway.  She is most known for her romantic covers of modern love songs and her ability to switch between classical and modern vocals styles. Kayla also has many years of experience as the front woman and manager of one of Ireland’s top wedding bands – The Experts Wedding Band 

Over the past number of years, Kayla and the band have become Ireland’s leading wedding music and entertainment suppliers.


Kayla began training her voice at the young age of 11. While in secondary school, her talent was nurtured by her music teaches and she went on to study Music and major in Vocal performance in the Dit Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin. In 2018 she graduated with a Honours Bachelor of Music Degree. Passionate about all things music and in particular, music education and vocal technique, Kayla went on to complete a Master in Music Education at the University of Limerick where she graduated with honours in 2020. 

Vocal Experience:

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 Dempsey Cup for Irish song.

Kayla has been the recipient of multiple Wedding Supplier awards including Ceremony Musician of the Year 2018, 2019, 2023. 


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?