Iona Ritchie
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

Iona Ritchie is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and second year Music and English student from Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Iona has achieved two diplomas (DipLCM) in Irish Music Performance on both Fiddle and Button Accordion from the London College of Music, where she also received a 98% in her Grade 8 in Melodeon. A member of CCÉ Cathair Phort Láirge, she has represented her branch and is a county, provincial and All Ireland prize-winner in both singing and melodeon. In 2021, she competed in Fleadhfest in the Traditional English Singing category. She has played nationally and internationally with Music Generation Waterford’s Senior Traditional Ensemble and is a member of Craanhill Ceilí Band and Grúpa Cheoil.  She has performed in concerts, competitions and T.V shows, including PBS’s “Ireland with Michael” and “Other Voices”. Iona also enjoys teaching and giving workshops in traditional singing. Iona is a Quercus Creative & Performing Arts Scholar and was a recipient of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Scholarship in 1st year.