Caoimhe Kearins hails from Co. Sligo in the West of Ireland, outside the town of Ballymote, the heart of “Coleman Country”. She is the fourth generation of a family steeped in traditional music. Both as a primary school teacher based in Dublin and a tutor at workshops, Comhaltas branch classes and festivals all over Ireland and abroad, she has contributed extensively to the promotion of Irish traditional culture.
As a young musician to date, Caoimhe experienced success at county, provincial and All-Ireland level at feisanna and fleadhanna across Ireland. The continuation of this success includes her most recent achievements namely; current Senior All-Ireland Fiddle Champion 2018 (one of the most coveted titles in Traditional Irish Music),Winner of the Fiddler of Dooney 2017, All-Ireland Senior Female Singing Champion 2016, two time All- Ireland Senior Trio Champion 2009 and 2015, and All- Ireland Senior Lilting Champion 2011.
Caoimhe has represented Comhaltas as a performer, tutor and adjudicator overseas on tours of Britain, Luxembourg, America, Canada and most recently Brazil.