"Noel O' Grady's interpretations and renditions of the songs associated with James Joyce are unrivalled" - James Joyce Centre, Dublin.
He believes that poetry and music combined can penetrate the heart, and sometimes reach that sacred place within – the soul.
Noel has graced venues such as Áras an Uachtaráin (Where the President of Ireland resides), Vicar St. and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, London, Berlin, Sarajevo, Trieste and Russia. His debut album, The Enchanted Way has received universal acclaim.
Noel is a five-time winner of Oireachtas na Gaeilge for traditional singing in Irish.
In September 2010, Noel represented James Joyce and Ireland in Russia in a celebratory week of international events marking the centennial of the death of Leo Tolstoy.
Tina Sani, world renowned ghazal singer from Pakistan, on hearing Noel in concert sing The Stolen Child by William Butler Yeats, requested him to duet with her a love song she composed.
Noel's light, lyrical, sensitive, Irish tenor voice has been likened to that of Joyce's.
Noel's Interpretation of The Lass of Aughrim is used extensively throughout Joyce's Dublin: An Exploration of "The Dead".
For highlights of one of Noel's concerts, please check out the video below.