Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is a multi-award winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, West Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.
Muireann has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, with over thirteen years experience as lead singer and flute player with the Irish traditional supergroup Danú, as well as a many years performing as a solo artist. She holds an MA in Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick.
Muireann is also a popular television presenter, having hosted a range of programmes for Irish and Scottish TV over the past 15 years including the celebrated traditional music series “Port”. She currently presents two music programmes “Malairt Poirt le Muireann” and “An Braon Gaelach” on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and has collaborated with many musicians in genres ranging from traditional to classical, world music to electronica.
“One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times
“One of today’s great singers” – Irish Echo
“Mysterious Perfection”– Dónal Lunny