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Maire Breatnach


Biography (Courtesy of the Artist�s site, 2005).

M�ire is a musician of exceptional calibre in a number of music related disciplines.

Traditional music and musicology have featured largely in her life and have been a source of great inspiration in her work. Having obtained B.A., B.Mus. and M.A. degrees at U.C.D., she lectured there and in the College of Music, D.I.T. before embarking on a freelance career.

M�ire has composed and recorded four solo albums: Angels' Candles, The Voyage of Bran, Celtic Lovers and Dreams and Visions in Irish Song - Aisling� Ceoil.

On fiddle, viola, whistles, piano and keyboards, guitar and vocals, M�ire has performed and recorded with Riverdance, Christy Moore, Alan Stivell, Ronan Keating, M�ire Brennan, Phil Chevron, Sinead O' Connor, Altan, Sharon Shannon, Mary Black, Mike Oldfield, Donovan, Dave Gilmour, Sarah Brightman, Gavin Friday, Nigel Kennedy, Donal Lunny, Dolores Keane, Ronnie Drew, Liam � Maonla�, Ronan Hardiman and Bill Whelan.

As a record producer, she has worked with Sonny Condell, Johnny McEvoy, Jim McCann, The Black Family, Keith Donald, P�draig�n N� �allach�in, M�av and Lasairfhi�na N� Chonaola.

tv and film credits include Glenroe, Tinte�n, and Voyage (RTE), A Freezing Summer (Japan), Angela Mooney Dies Again, In The Name of the Father, The Secret of Roan Inish, Rob Roy and Moondance.

Recently, M�ire has featured on the two chart-topping albums, Tears of Stone (The Chieftains), which subesquently won a Grammy award, and �ist, for which she wrote the title song, a duet with Brian Kennedy.

M�ire Breatnach is currently working on her sixth solo album.

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