The new series of Horo Gheallaidh is currently broadcasting on BBC Alba, featuring performances by Mary, accompanied by Neil Martin on cello and Paul McSherry on guitar. It was filmed at the Tron theatre in Glasgow in January during Celtic Connections. Watch episode 5 on the BBC iPlayer for a performance of ‘Ballyronan Maid’. It also features great performances by Julie Fowlis, Tim Edey and Sarah Jarosz.

Imirce: Songs of Emigration
Mary performs at the Playhouse Theatre in Derry for Fleadh Cheoil ’13, alongside Damien O’Kane, Barry Kerr, Pauline Scanlon and Tríona and Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill on 13th August 2013. The performance will be shown in the coming months on BBC TV.

Imirce: Songs of Emigration

Mary performs at the Playhouse Theatre in Derry for Fleadh Cheoil ’13, alongside Damien O’Kane, Barry Kerr, Pauline Scanlon and Tríona and Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill on 13th August 2013. The performance will be shown in the coming months on BBC TV.

Fleadh Cheoil
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ireland’s largest celebration of traditional music, arrived in Derry for the first time last week. Mary made several performances, including a performance at ‘Imirce: Songs of Emigration’, a concert exploring Irish emigration songs. Mary rounded off the special concert with a selection of old and new songs, including ‘The Green Fields Of Canada’, and County Derry song ‘Sliabh Gallion Braes’. The concert was filmed for a new BBC Northern Ireland programme of the same name.
Mary also performed on Fleadh Cheoil’s groundbreaking project Fleadh Live, performing live in the Guildhall on Wednesday 14th August, and with Sí Van in the Craft Village on Thursday 15th August. The show was broadcast live on TG4, and you can watch both performances online here.

Fleadh Cheoil

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ireland’s largest celebration of traditional music, arrived in Derry for the first time last week. Mary made several performances, including a performance at ‘Imirce: Songs of Emigration’, a concert exploring Irish emigration songs. Mary rounded off the special concert with a selection of old and new songs, including ‘The Green Fields Of Canada’, and County Derry song ‘Sliabh Gallion Braes’. The concert was filmed for a new BBC Northern Ireland programme of the same name.

Mary also performed on Fleadh Cheoil’s groundbreaking project Fleadh Live, performing live in the Guildhall on Wednesday 14th August, and with Sí Van in the Craft Village on Thursday 15th August. The show was broadcast live on TG4, and you can watch both performances online here.

North Album Launch

Mary launched her album at An Droichead on 2nd February 2013 to a packed audience in the intimate venue. This marked her very first headline gig as a solo artist, and included guest performances from Brian Finnegan, Niamh Parsons and Tíona McSherry, along with up and coming acts Síoda and Cathal O’Neill.

North has been receiving great reviews, and you can get a taste of the critical reception to the album on the Reviews page. Colin Irwin, fRoots Magazine, said:

‘She has long established her credentials as an All-Ireland singing champion and maturity as an assured and classy song interpreter … It is impossible to think unkindly of an album that is so immaculately presented and professionally performed’

The album featured as album of the week on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal’s Caithream Ciúil and is one of Mike Harding’s Top 10 picks for the year in April’s edition of fRoots magazine.

Mary will be performing at a selection of concerts and events throughout the year, and will also be touring with Niamh Parsons & Tíona McSherry (Sí Van).

Album Sampler

Check out this YouTube album sampler of the new album. Lots more updates planned for the next few weeks so make sure you check back soon.

Album launch at An Droichead

Mary will launch her debut album, North, at An Droichead in Belfast on 2nd February 2013. This will be Mary’s first headline gig as a solo artist and is sure to be a memorable night.

Joining her on stage will be some of the musicians who performed on the album, as well as a selection of special guests, including Brian Finnegan (Flook), Neil Martin (West Ocean String Quartet), Paul McSherry (Guidewires), Niamh Parsons and Tíona McSherry (Sí Van), and a few more surprises. Tickets are now on sale through the box office at An Droichead

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