Joanne Cassidy is a singer, acoustic guitarist and flute/tin whistle player from Belfast. For the past 12 years, Joanne has been performing at corporate events, weddings, private functions and other events, where she has entertained and delighted audiences.
Her style of performing is influenced by the folk and traditional music that she was immersed in during her early years; however she is equally at ease playing pop classics and modern material. This is reflected in the variety and range of her extensive repertoire.
Joanne's voice is renowned for its richness and warm tone, which is why she is a popular choice to perform at wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner drink receptions. This is an area in which Joanne has built up particular expertise, and she can provide advice on hymn/song selection for prospective brides and grooms to ensure that the ceremony is spiritually uplifting and memorable.
Joanne's passion for music and song is reflected in her performance and she is committed to providing a professional and reliable service that is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. Please listen to the recordings of Joanne's performances, which have been provided. Her repertoire is also available, although this is not an exhaustive list of material that she can perform.
In recent years Joanne has also established a reputation as an innovative singer-songwriter, with many successful solo performances to her credit. Presently Joanne is recording a collection of original material for release later this year.
In addition to performing and song writing, Joanne teaches tin whistle and flute on a part-time basis at the highly regarded Davey School of Traditional Music based in Belfast.
Joanne can perform as a solo artist with her acoustic guitar, or as a 2 or 3 piece as required. She is a long-term member of the successful folk outfit 'The Dandy Horses' (previously known as 'Reelfolk.') The Dandy Horses have played at numerous weddings and festivals; and currently hold a residency in a well-known Belfast city centre bar.