Méav Ní Mhaolchatha

Multi-million selling Irish singer and recording artist


Méav - The Calling

Raised in a family where every event was celebrated with music, Méav was educated through the Irish language and studied classical voice, harp and piano while completing her law degree in Trinity College, Dublin. Her professional career was established with Riverdance, when she performed at the US premiere in Radio City New York. Méav has performed regularly with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland from Sweden to Brazil. With the Irish choir Anúna, she sang with many diverse musicians such as Elvis Costello and the Chieftains. Méav has starred in Lord of the Dance and has toured widely as a soloist in Europe, North America, Japan and Korea where her singing is known as healing music.

Méav’s three US tours as the guest of the RTE Concert Orchestra brought her to the attention of Celtic Collections. They released three successful Méav solo albums including Celtic Journey with EMI, which debuted in the Billboard World Music top 10.

In 2004, Méav was invited to be one of the five founding members of female supergroup Celtic Woman, who have sold six million records in the US and worldwide. It is remarkable that every album Méav recorded with Celtic Woman reached number 1 in the Billboard World Music Charts. During her time touring with Celtic Woman, Méav live across America in such prestigious venues as Radio City in New York and Red Rocks in Arizona. Her performances in the Helix and Slane Castle were also recorded and broadcast to tens of millions of viewers across the PBS network in the US.

Méav left Celtic Woman in 2008 to start a family and resumed her solo career in 2010, performing to a sell-out crowd with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Her bell-like voice is featured on several celebrated TV shows and film soundtracks. To the great delight of her two young daughters, she performs Where the Sunbeams Play in the Disney Movie Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure. She created the Love Theme for the popular BBC TV series The Aristocrats.

In 2012, Méav met legendary producer Craig Leon in Abbey Road Studios, London while working together on the score of a space film in collaboration with NASA. Despite their different musical backgrounds in pop and world music, they quickly realized that they shared a love of song-writing and ethnic music. This resulted in The Calling, a contemporary pop treatment of new songs and folk classics from Ireland, England, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia and America, which will be released in Autumn 2013.