Claire Watts

Singer Claire Watts. Photograph by John Kelly/John Kelly Photography.

Based in Miltown Malbay, Claire Watts is a contemporary folk Singer Songwriter and educator. Originally from Galway, Claire has travelled, studied and performed extensively in Ireland, the U.S. and the U.K. Her clear, emotional voice and heartfelt lyrics have made her a favourite with audiences and students.

A veteran of both the stage and the studio, Claire released her latest album, “Landmark,” in 2018. Claire combines her songwriting career with running her own music school teaching classical and traditional music on piano, guitar, tin whistle, flute and fiddle. Claire works within the Embrace Arts and Disability programme run by the Clare Arts office and has recently been successful in being awarded 5 new residencies in County Clare. Claire is also a song writing workshop facilitator. She also performs as part of an Irish traditional duo with her husband Gerry Hegarty and regularly as part of the trio “Three Women Sing” with singer songwriters Anne Rynne and Shona Blake.

She is currently completing an MA in Songwriting at the Irish World Academy, and working on a new album.

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