1. "The Frog and the Mouse - Traditional Irish Songs for Children', songbook with accompanying YouTube Playlist (published Nov 2021).

  2. "The Streams of Bunclody - Traditional Songs of Bunclody and surrounds" - publication currently in development (Nov 2021).

  3. Creative Associate with the Arts Council/Creative Ireland Creative Schools Initiative.

  4. Delivers Traditional Song Workshops in schools with the Heritage-in-Schools Scheme and Music Generation Wexford.

  5. Creator of Online Traditional Song Workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020/21 Programmes.

  6. Editor of 'By Land and Sea - Songs of Blackwater and Beyond' songbook and double audio CD (2019) and Songs of Kilmuckridge (and beyond…) songbook and DVD (2017).

  7. Songs for Our Children, new songs in the traditional style by traditional singers, a project devised and coordinated by Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune, supported by the Arts Council, Local Authorities and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

  8. Coordinator of Percent for Art Commissions in schools in the southeast.

Aileen Lambert | Traditional Singer, Educator, Project Facilitator

Aileen with her daughters Nan, Eppie and Nellie


Aileen has played a leading role in bringing traditional singing to countless children over the last fifteen years. She delivers workshops in Primary Schools as part of the Heritage-in-Schools Scheme and Music Generation Wexford. Aileen regularly presents childrens’ workshops in Libraries and Festivals etc. and created seventeen online traditional song workshops for children as part of Cruinniú na nÓg Programmes across the country in 2020 and 2021. With her husband Michael Fortune ( and her three daughters Nellie, Eppie and Nan, she tirelessly shares and promotes her love of traditional singing with children in a variety of ways; workshops, recordings, Facebook Live concerts, Zoom sessions, song collection projects and song composition projects.

Aileen is also a visual artist and is a Creative Associate with the Creative Schools Programme. Aileen devises and facilitates local community traditional song research and performance projects, often culminating in a publication with DVD/CD. With her husband Michael Fortune she conducts innovative song research and composition projects with renowned traditional singers in association with partners such as the NLI, ITMA and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL, such as The 1916 Song Project, The Bird Song Project, As I Roved Out and Songs for Our Children. In 2019 she recorded a solo album of traditional unaccompanied songs from Wexford and Newfoundland entitled The Wexford Lovers.

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