Emmy® nominated, Irish singer -producer, Michael Londra has built an international reputation over the past twenty years, having produced and performed in over 60 countries, worldwide.

He was noticed performing in musical theatre by the producers of Riverdance and was offered the role of lead singer in the US National Tour which included performances at Radio City Music Hall and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  In March 2000, Michael returned to take the position of lead singer in the new production of Riverdance on Broadway, taking the role from acclaimed Irish singer Brian Kennedy.  This was the platform from which Michael’s recording and producing career began.

He appears with Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, Sarah Brightman and Kathryn Jenkins on the Universal Records Asia 2009 release Arias : Ancora.  His first album “Celt” was produced by acclaimed producer Steve Skinner who co-produced the Grammy nominated soundtrack of RENT.  The album was released in 15 countries worldwide selling particularly well in Korea where it reached No 1 in the World Music Charts.

His recording of Danny Boy was described by The Irish Emigrant in New York as “One of the best recordings of Danny Boy in history”, with over 8 million views on Youtube.

He performed with Judy Collins at the JFK 50 Events in Ireland in 2013 attended by the Kennedy family and was invited to sing at the graveside of President John F. Kennedy in a ceremony to honour the event.

He has performed as guest singer of Irish supergroups De Dannan & Teada and appeared as guest with Celtic Thunder on their inaugural cruise.

Michael was chosen for the role of Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ Symphony” This production was based on the score by Oscar nominated John Debney and had its US premiere in Hollywood on September 11, 2005.His PBS special, Beyond Celtic which he co-produced with Mindfox Productions, aired nationally over 400 times.  The TV special earned two Emmy® nominations.

Michael Londra - The Water Is Wide

Michael’s work with partner Jean Clancy on the Celtic Woman project created by Sharon Browne was a turning point in Michael”s career off stage.  He has been involved in many productions around the world as an artistic director and producer.  He toured Dance of Desire in China and brought Caution: Men at Work and The Spirit of Christmas show, to Asia.  He is producer of Celtic Illusion, taking the show around the world including a recent North America tour.  He is currently partnered with CEO of Venuworks, Steve Peters.  The company, Venuworks Theatricals produced the Christmas musical NOËL by Eoin Colfer and film composerLiam Bates.  They recently secured the rights from Warner Brothers to stage the movie musical Summer Stock in 2021.

His new tv show, Ireland with Michael, a travel show with music comes to PBS in April 2021 with guests and performances from Ryan Kelly, Nathan Carter, Chloe Agnew, Beoga and many more.

Festival Postponement

WAF Colour LogoWith a heavy heart we have had  to postpone the festival and filming in response to the current Covid numbers and transmission rates in Ireland, unfortunately it is the responsible and only choice right now.

We were always confident it was doable based on the knowledge we had at the time of announcement, however the current trajectory is a different playing field to anything prior. While we are very disappointed to have to push the Wild Atlantic Fleadh to next year, the health and safety of our performers and crew has to come first.

One positive outcome of moving the Fleadh to 2022 is that we can combine the planned online event with a live and in person event, which was always our long term goal.

The new date for the Wild Atlantic Fleadh in 2022 will be announced in due course. In the meantime anyone who purchased tickets to this year’s Fleadh will be refunded in full via their Stage It Account. Any concerns or questions regarding the status of their refund should be directed to

We will be in touch and we are so sorry this step had to be taken

Kind Regards

The Wild Atlantic Fleadh Team