Patricia Goggins (nee Hartigan) is a distinguished soprano having sung as soloist with the world famous Bunratty Castle singers for many years. While in Bunratty Patricia appeared on TV and sang at many corporate events entertaining people from all over the world. She was also involved in recordings and promotional productions.
Patricia played many lead roles in musical theatre and light opera and received an Aims special adjudicators’ award for her role in Verdi’s Macbeth. A fluent Irish speaker Patricia played many roles in Taibhdearc na Gaillimhe.
Patricia began her singing tuition under Jean Holmes at the Limerick School of Music. She continued to study voice in Cork and explored the use of voice and music in healing, completing her thesis Music: a Key to the Inner World.
Patricia sang solo with the UCC Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Department. Patricia continued her exploration of voice with the Bristol Centre for Voice where she worked on Jazz style. Following that Patricia attended voice teacher Lorraine Worley. While in Bristol Patricia also developed her acting skills and starred in many theatre productions with the Westbury Park Players.
On return to Ireland Patricia studied under Dr. Veronica Dunne. She received a Distinction under the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Patricia continues to enjoy learning about vocal technique and receives mentoring from Toni Walshe DIT Conservatory of Music and Jasmin Martorelle, French Opera Coach.
Patricia has attended masterclasses and workshops with Les Miserables Director West End, Bernadette Greavy (Voice Tutor), Ronan Tynan (Irish Tenor), Taylor Wilson (Internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano), Morgan Crowley (Leider Expert), Bill Lewis (Metropolitan Opera Accompanist / Pianist) and James Gray (Counter Tenor Florence Italy).
As well as working on new recordings Patricia is currently preparing for a series of recitals. Patricia teaches voice technique in the County Wexford School of Music.