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Orla Fallon - Pictures, Videos, Biography

Updated on July 2, 2014
Orla Fallon
Orla Fallon
  • Name: Orla Fallon
  • Birth name: Órlagh Fallon
  • Birth Date: August 24, 1974
  • Birth Place: Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Occupation: Singer, harpist
  • Genres: Celtic
  • Instruments: Vocals, harp
  • Labels: Liffey, Manhattan
  • Associated acts: Celtic Woman
  • Website: OrlaFallon.com

Orla Fallon is an Irish multi-award winning artist, both a vocalist and harpist. She sings traditional Irish music, most often in Gaelic. Orla is a talented harpist and a marvelous singer with the voice of an angel.

Orla Fallon Biography

Orla Fallon began singing and playing the harp at a very young age. Her background is steeped in traditional music and song and she credits her deep love of music to her late Grandparents.

An accomplished harpist and singer she has won many awards worldwide including the International Feis Ceoil, Dublin and the International Pan Celtic Competition for singing with harp accompaniment on two occasions. She tours extensively throughout Europe and North America where her reputation is steadily growing for her renditions of haunting Irish airs as well as her own vocal and instrumental compositions.

Orla Fallon has featured as a soloist in concerts around Ireland at such venues as The National Concert Hall (Dublin), The Opera House (Belfast) and The Waterfront Theatre (Belfast). She has recorded, performed and toured with Internationally renowned groups Clannad and Anuna.

Her debut album, The Water is Wide (2000), has earned her much critical acclaim and has led to many television and radio broadcasts. The album includes many of Ireland's best-loved songs such as She Moved Thro' The Fair, Carrickfergus and Down By The Sally Gardens.

Recently Orla has joined the popular Irish singing group - Celtic Woman.

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Interview

Carrickfergus

Harry's Game

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      RJBurbine 6 years ago

      Orla Fallon is a truly wonderful young lady!

      She has a classic Irish voice that pulls you into her songs and music. A true talent!

      She goes out of her way to connect with her fans, and we love her. A beautiful lady, with a beautiful soul.

      I look forward to meeting her someday. God Bless you Orla!

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      kim 6 years ago

      You have a beautiful voice, and just in case you were wondering tonight I get to meet you in Spokane WA!!! Yeah

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      Mark 6 years ago

      When you need to feel at piece and to wash away your troubles, listening to the voice of an Angle with such passion is just the trick!!! Thank You Orla

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      james 6 years ago

      having never seen orla in person is on great shame but i never miss a chance to listen too or se her on public tv

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      Thomas F McShane 7 years ago

      A truely beautiful Irish woman with a voice and manner that makes your dreams come true. A gift almost beyond belief. Orla makes my heart sing, and brings peace to my very soul.A special angle from Ireland for the world to share and love.

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      Jim 7 years ago

      You and your music are gorgeous. A blessing from God. Thank you!

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      Ron 7 years ago

      You have a beautiful voice. We appreciate you sing the traditional Christmas songs. We saw you on public television. We praise the Lord for your tradition and purity of presentation. Thank you!

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      NPG 7 years ago

      All the accolades are complimented by her beautiful eyes !

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      Rebekah 7 years ago

      Orla, when will you be on celtic women again for all your fans to hear?

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      Keith Long 7 years ago

      Two weeks ago I attended an Orla Fallon concert in Clogheen, Ireland County Tipperary during my trip to Ireland from Iowa. I was fortunate enough to meet her both before and after the concert. She is a beautiful person in all ways. The acoustics in the old church were not great but even so, Orla gave an outstanding performance. It was an experience that I shall never forget.

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      Rebekah 8 years ago

      Dear orla,

      why were you not on the celtic women songs on the hear?

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      Sam Whelan 8 years ago

      Orla taught me music in national school as her mother was the principal of my school and what a lady she is! X

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      Alison  8 years ago

      Orla is the best harpist I've ever heard and wish I could meet her in person. Orla truely has no idea that she is my caregiver ether. Orla you are the sweetest person in the whole world! Love you and your music!

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      Séamas Ó Murchú 8 years ago

      I have played music for 42 yrs and I have never heard such a mystical haunting voice as Órla's. She reaches the depths of your soul with songs. I just listened to the PBS Celtic Woman special 11/30/2009 without Órla in it. Celtic Woman has lost it's flavor with her leaving and has a hole left in it so large that I feel it can't be filled by any other person but Órla. It kind of reminds me of a Band playing and the bass player quits in the middle of the song. You can feel that something vital is missing without it.

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      castingcalls 8 years ago

      wowwwwwww really amazing hub, great work........!!!

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      Stephan 8 years ago

      Orla IS an ANGEL!

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      David_fp@yahoo.com 8 years ago

      Hi Orla

      And now my brithday is coming on columbus day.

      My new thing coming up date to sing at San Jose Sharks tank

      and to sing Old Canada in from 17,496 Sharks fan.

      And i love new CD and i hope you coming San Francisco.

      went Columbus day come around go to new place i never been be for.

      My friend know that sing vear good where i work at.

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      meg 8 years ago

      orla you are an angel your voice is like silk my grandchildren love you also .would love to see you come downunder aussie town it would be a sell out concert lovr ya mate meg and co

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      David_fp@yahoo.com 8 years ago

      To Orla

      words to my country song

      I wish

      chorus part of my song

      I wish I had women like you to have hole and just loving you

      I wish i had women like you to have hole and just loving you

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      David_fp@yahoo.com 9 years ago

      To Orla

      Now time put out your Orla Fallon tee shrit for world to have so your fan can have one to show it off that would be cool.

      Dark dress with flower on it ya ya ya.

      I am fan I love you david_fp@yahoo.com

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      juan 9 years ago

      A beautifull girl for a beautifull land,Eire; and a beautiful voice for the humans

      blessings

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      David 9 years ago

      Your singing made feel good in side keep going i love you and i will miss you

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      Jim 9 years ago

      Orla's performance of The Theme from Harry's Game is almost surreal in its beauty.

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      Roy 9 years ago

      I listen still. Allbeit the Winter of my days she is my caregiver in ways she will never know. God bless you Orlagh and God bless your home.

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      George & Pat 9 years ago

      We met ypu last year 2008 on St Patricks day in Pitt USA as the winners of the Celtic Women contest. You will be missed on the 2009 Tour as we enjoyed your voice and especially you. Good luck

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      OrlaFallonfanforeverv 9 years ago

      SHE ROCKS!

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      Larry, Lafayette, Colorado 9 years ago

      I just heard that Orla is leaving the group. I'm certainly going to miss her stage presence, harp, and that wonderous voice.

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      T Dong 9 years ago

      what a beautiful voice , Orla Fallon sooth my soul , you have a smooth and sweetness sound , i have never heard. hope to see you in concert in some day

      Calgary,Alberta .CANADA

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      Roy 9 years ago

      What takes a million years to smooth the sharpest stone she does in seconds with her sweetness of sound. I stop, in my tracks to hear what rest sounds like. She is my favorite.

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      fran 10 years ago

      wow your fab . have to be the most talented bunch of cailins ever and sexy of course

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      Frans 10 years ago

      Orlagh is no doubt, a great singer. I love Isle of Innisfree and Carrickfergus. She plays the harp with great emotion and from the bottom of her heart, and this combination, together with her warm and beautiful voice, toch my soul to the bone.

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      jdeschene 10 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      I think Orla's from another time. When you hear her sing, it's almost like you get the sense that she was actually around to hear these minstrel songs for the first time.

      If you haven't heard her solo album yet, go find it. You won't be disappointed if you like soft beautiful Irish music.

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      Don Dabe 10 years ago

      I've seen Orla perform in person. Her singing talent is a delight. Beautiful Irish accent. Her harp playing is unbelievably pure, straight from the heart. Her movements flow with the music along with her voice. Her performances are so graceful. Four and five part harmony no problem for her, right on key! She is and Irish treasure one of a kind. I'm looking so foreword to meeting her this spring, '08. I love her accent and hope for her future success. Love you Orla.

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