He is a singer
born in North Meath, Ireland into a music loving family who began being
classically trained in Kells at the Sisters of
Mary Convent before moving on to the Dublin College of Music and being taught by several acclaimed
Irish and Scottish singers.
He started out
as an process engineer and at the same time
performed as a classical and operatic singer. Taking part in several
competitions in Ireland where he has achieved success and has given
several performances of Oratorios such as Mass in C from Symphony No, 9 by
Ludwig van Beethoven, Walpurgesnacht by Felix
Mendelssohn, Messiah by George Frederic Handel, Christmas Oratorio by
Camille Saint-Saens and other masses by Wolfgang
Mozart and Antonin Dvorak.
He turned his
interest to his native Irish music and became professional at the turn of
the new millennium became an original member of the vocal group known as
The Celtic Tenors.
success very quickly when the group’s debut album went to No. 1 in
the Irish and German charts and No. 2 in the UK album chart. The album also won and Echo Award in
Germany for being the Best Classical Crossover
He has since
recorded several albums and travelled the world with The Celtic Tenors as
well as performing for President Bill Clinton when he visited Dublin Castle in 2002.
The Celtic Tenors recordings
Still By Your Side (Jimmy MacCarthy/Feargal
Telarc 80667 (CD: Remember Me)