Cierra Brannies is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from the Dallas area who performs Celtic folk songs, Irish music instrumentals, and even traditional songs in the Irish language of Gaelic. She also performs in live musical theater including lead roles in Fiddler in the Roof.
Cierra has has an ongoing passion for folk music and performing live. She has performed with the North Texas School of Irish Music for four years in their music and choral ensembles, and in the last two years began performing solo. She was also the assistant instructor for their Festival Youth Chorus that performed with Celtic Woman 4 times, Celtic Thunder, Irish Tenors, Teada, and many others. She sings and has been playing piano for 11 years, guitar for 3 years, and violin for 2 years. She specializes mainly in Irish and classic oldies songs.
She has performed in many different venues throughout the years such as festivals, private events, retirement communities, pubs, and others including: The Celt, Trinity Hall, at the TIMES Stage at the NTIF, and a number of retirement centers. In 2014 she performed with Moya Brennan of Clannad in the famous Irish pub, Leo’s Tavern in Donegal, Ireland as well as a solo performance in Donegal Castle with the Gaelic Youth Chorus. In the fall of 2015 she was featured in the North Texas School of Irish CD titled Reflections in the chorus and solo pieces. In one of those tracks she did a duet with American Irish music composer and performer Ashley Davis. In the spring of 2016 she was featured in a music video for Anuna singer, Karen Ballew produced by Emmy award winner, Brad Ballew.