She is a
singer born in County Meath, Ireland into a music loving family where there
were five siblings who she performed with at local events and in the church
She started to
learn the piano when she was 9 years old after taking lessons and when she
was older she took studies at the Dublin College of Music from 1992 and
received tutelage from the singer Mary Brennan who was her vocal trainer.
In the early
1990s she was a touring member of the Dublin Institute of Technology Choir
and after initially setting herself up in business as a textile designer she
ventured out into a professional career in music as a member of the Irish
ensemble Anuna in 1996. The following year she was given a
role in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance as Erin the Goddess and she toured the world with
the show for more four years. She also toured as a soloist in the
production of Celtic Woman in
2006 and 2007.
Since then she
has performed on several American TV shows, The Jools Holland Show and on the
soundtrack of the Irish documentary series The Island.
career she has performed in the company of many acclaimed artists that
include Air Supply, The Canadian Tenors, The Chieftains, Elvis Costello, Michael
Crawford, Jamie Cullum, Bob Geldof,
Brian Kennedy, and Dionne Warwick.
No stranger to
the recording studio she released her first self-titled album in 2006 and hr
second album Anamceol in 2011. She has also performed We are Not Islands and Remember Me by The Celtic Tenors
(her brother Matthew is one of the Tenors), If You’re Irish by Frank McNamara, Derek by Derek Moloney and on the CDs
and DVDs Celtic Thunder: Storm
and the Celtic Woman: The Greatest
Journey Essential Collection.
The Celtic Tenors recordings
Still By Your Side (Jimmy MacCarthy/Feargal
Telarc 80667 (CD: Remember Me)