Róisín Donohoe is a harpist, fiddler and singer from Kinsale, County Cork. Born into a musical family, Róisín began learning the fiddle at the age of three. As her passion for music continued to grow, so too did her interest to master a broader range of instruments - she is now an accomplished musician on the violin, harp, concertina, viola and voice. Her first solo TV performance was at the age of ten where she sang self-accompanied on harp in a family talent show on TG4, called “Glas Vegas”. Since then she has performed numerous times on TV alongside her brother Darren (also an accomplished fiddler), fellow musicians of the group 'Lasair', as well as the Vienna Youth Orchestra (Austrian TV). Róisín has also been interviewed and performed on radio multiple times during her career.
Róisín studied classical violin and viola in the Cork School of Music under Ruxandra Petcu, Adrian Petcu and Constantin Zanidache and was awarded an LTCL with distinction. In 2014, at the age of 17, Róisín was selected in the lead role of Sadb for the Irish Memory Orchestra's premiere of Dave Flynn's opera Mná Brian Boru; she also played fiddle and viola during the various performances of Mná Brian Ború in Ireland and South Korea.
Róisín has been a member of many orchestras including the County Cork Junior where she was the leader, County Cork Youth, Cork Youth, Cork School of Music Symphonic, National Youth, Vienna Youth and most recently the IMO. As a member of 'Lasair', an Irish traditional group, she also performed in the National Concert Hall. She has won multiple All Ireland Medals in various disciplines at all age levels.