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Méav

Méav has a broad range of performing experience in Ireland and abroad. Her first solo album, Méav, has sold 40,000 copies and is particularly popular in the US, Japan and Korea. Several of the tracks from the debut Méav album were featured on compilation albums, including one (Ailein Duinn - Warner Special Marketing), which sold 100,000 units. Her new album, Silver Sea, has recently been released and is available in specialist music stores across Europe and America under the Celtic Collections and Valley Entertainment Labels.

Méav inherited her love of classical and traditional music from her family in Dublin. She began her studies of voice, harp and piano at an early age and continued them while completing a law degree at Trinity College Dublin.

During the past year, she has been invited to perform her own music at many festivals worldwide. She headlined at a major open-air festival in Seoul as part of the Korean World Cup celebrations and launched her second album there in May 2002. She recently performed to great acclaim at a prestigious Celtic Festival in Tokyo and sang in the Beo Festival of Irish Music at the National Concert Hall Dublin in August 2003. She performed in the Netherlands for the first time in November 2003 and returned there for a sell-out concert tour in Spring 2004.

Méav toured South Africa for three months as the lead vocalist with Lord of The Dance in 2000. As the sole vocalist on three extensive tours from 1996 to 1999, Méav has toured the U.S. and Canada with the RTE Concert Orchestra conducted by Proinnsias Ó Duinn. She has performed a variety of traditional and contemporary works from the tour including Riverdance by Bill Whelan in a series of concerts in Dublin, Belfast and Limerick. As a principal soloist with the Celtic choral group Anúna, she has toured extensively in Canada, Morocco, Spain and Scandinavia and has performed with such diverse musicians as Elvis Costello, Brian Kennedy and The Chieftains. As a soloist with Anúna she sang at the inauguration of President Mary McAleese. She sang in the London and Dublin runs of Riverdance and in the New York premiere at Radio City Music Hall. As a soloist with the Irish National Chamber Choir, she has toured Brazil, Sweden, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Méav has broadcast frequently on Television and Radio, in Ireland, South Africa, Korea and the U.S. Her other recordings include featured tracks on Aujourd’hui l’Irlande and on Celtic Spirit with the RTE Concert Orchestra; the theme music for the BBC TV series, The Aristocrats and three albums with Anúna.

She is a featured soloist in "Celtic Woman", the DVD and CD released by EMI which has topped the World Music Charts for 68 weeks. Celtic Woman was voted the No 1 World Music Album of 2005 and has broken Andrea Bocelli's all-time record at the no 1 position on the Billboard World Music Charts. Meav has sung live with Celtic Woman on the Today Show and Regis and Kelly in New York on St Patrick's Day 2005 and 2006 and has just completed two intensive nationwide tours of the US.She will tour Japan with Celtic Woman in October 2006. Their new show "Celtic Woman - A new Journey" will be broadcast in the US on PBS stations nationwide in December, 2006 followed by a DVD release in January 2007. A studio album will also be released in January. Manhattan Records will release Celtic Woman's "A Christmas Celebration" on October 3.

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