Ann Breen comes from Downpatrick, a lovely little town that nestles at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Ann has been involved in music all her life, listening to her grandmother singing all their favourite popular songs of her time.
In her junior years, Ann won her first competition at the age of nine. Ann performed the song "Edelweiss" from "The Sound of Music" at a competition in her local town. At sixteen Ann was singing with a local country band and did so for several years. Ann continued to sing at semi-professional level on the local cabaret circuit until 1981 when she recorded her first album "Country Songbird" with Belfast Record Company "Outlet Records".
"Pal of My Cradle Days" was released as a single and went straight to No 1 in the Irish charts; then soared up the British National charts to no 47. The single was so successful that it entered the Guinness Book of Song Records for remaining in the charts for two years! Quite a record!.
In 1983 Ann formed her own band and commenced touring as a professional singer. During 1984 Ann represented Ireland in the Gold Star Awards in Holland and she also appeared on numerous television programmes throughout Ireland and the U.K., winning endless awards for her singing and entertaining.
During 1991 Ann and her band performed at the Silky Berg Festival in Denmark and toured America in 1993. In 1994 Ann recorded "Sweet Sixteen", a song which was used as the Theme Tune in a Swedish film "The Last Dance". The single was released in Scandinavia and this led to Ann making her first appearance on Swedish Television in Stockholm.
Touring on the mainland in the early 90`s became so demanding for Ann that she moved residence to Buckinghamshire, England and still lives there.
Ann continues to record and tour with her band throughout Ireland, Great Britain, U.S.A. and Scandinavia singing her blend of Irish, Country and popular songs.
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