Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Elena will appear on Radio Centro Musica on the programme Irish Coffee, which focuses on Celtic music, culture and entertainment, and fuses music and traditions from Sardinia, Galicia, Scotland, Ireland and Brittany. This week the presenters Paolo, Pietro and Simonetta have the pleasure of welcoming Elena once more.

Elena has an extraordinary folk music background, with knowledge ranging from Sardinia, where she was born, to the Shetland Islands. Elena recently won the Akademia Music Awards Best Folk Album for June 2016.

The program will be broadcast on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 22:00 (CEST) (21:00 BST)

An appointment not to miss!

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Un grande ritorno ad “IRISH COFFEE”, salotto radiofonico di musica e cultura Celtica, ed intrattenimento. Sardegna, Galizia, Bretagna, Irlanda e Scozia unite in un connubio di note musicali e tradizioni.

Pietro, Paolo e Simonetta hanno il piacere di incontrare di nuovo:


Di origine Sarda, Elena ha uno straordinario background musicale folk partito dalla sua terra, la Sardegna, e giunto fino al remoto arcipelago delle Shetland nell’alta Scozia.

RECENTEMENTE PREMIATA da AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARDS per il migliore album Folk di Giugno 2016.



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Interview with Elena in Roundup


There is an interview with Elena in Wales Council of the Blind’s newsletter Roundup (Winter 2015 edition), in which she talks about her musical journey from Sardinia to the UK.

Fundraising Concert for Mòd nan Eilean Siar 2016

Mòd Nan Eilean Siar 2016

On Saturday 30th January Elena performed at the Woodlands Centre in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

The concert was to raise funds for the Mòd nan Eilean Siar 2016.

Don’t Stand By: Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Don't Stand By : Holocaust Memorial Day Event Poster

Elena performed at a Holocaust Memorial Day Event at An Lanntair Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis on Wednesday 27 January 27 2016.

This event was organised by the Western Isles Diversity and Equality Steering Group, and was an evening of challenging and diverse live music and experiences which took the audience on a journey from darkness to light.

LivItaly Sardinia at Twilight

An Interview with Elena Piras, World Music Journalist Andy Morgan and Gigliola Sulis, Associate Professor of Italian and Director of Italian and Classics at the University Of Leeds

Opera North Twilight Season Concert Leeds 1 May 2015

New videos

Some new videos of Elena singing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Kinross-shire Music are now available on YouTube.

Will Ye No Come Back – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Ae Fond Kiss – Kinross

No Potto Reposare – Kinross

Puirt-à-beul – Kinross

Song For Ireland – Kinross

A Phiùthrag ‘s a phiùthar – Kinross

Success at the Royal National Mòd 2012

This week Elena won third prize at the Royal National Mòd in the ladies Silver Pendant competition. The Mòd is one of the biggest and most well known celebrations of Gaelic culture in the world.