We welcome to Cork our Vocal Adjudicator:



 Eileen Field studied singing and piano as joint first studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She has extensive experience as a soprano soloist, piano accompanist and choral conductor, and maintains a substantial private teaching for adults and children from beginners to post-graduate level in London. She gives masterclasses for solo singers and choirs and has worked with among others, students at the Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts in Iceland. She selected the material and wrote performance notes for two volumes of 20th century songs for Boosey & Hawkes. Eileen is a grade and diploma examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, also moderating examiners and helping to train new examiners. In 2007 she was appointed Consultant Moderator. She is the Lead Singing Consultant for the selection of repertoire for the ABRSM Singing Syllabus and Series Consultant for the new ABRSM Songbooks Plus. She has examined and presented seminars for teachers in the UK, Southern Africa, the Far East, Bermuda and the USA, and throughout Europe, including Scandinavia, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Turkey and Poland, and her work as a long-established adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals has taken her all over the British Isles and Ireland. She is very much looking forward to making her fourth visit to adjudicate at the Feis Maitiú Corcaigh. She was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1998.