Méav Ní Mhaolchatha is a singer songwriter from Dublin and was one of the founding members of Celtic Woman.
She has performed all over the world and her albums have sold in the millions.
She has also toured with the RTE Concert Orchestra and as a soloist in Europe, North America, as well as Japan and Korea where her singing is known as healing music.
Ní Mhaolchatha was born in Dublin and raised in a musical family. She studied classical voice, harp and the piano.
Her first major job in music was with Riverdance, where she performed at the US Premiere in Radio City New York.
Founder member of Celtic Woman
In 2004, Ní Mhaolchatha joined up with Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Máiréad Nesbitt to form Celtic Woman. The group were hugely successful and had several albums reach number one in the Billboard World Music Charts.
With Celtic Woman, Ní Mhaolchatha performed at some of the most iconic venues in America and Ireland including the Helix, Slane Castle and the Red Rocks in Arizona.
Performed to sell-out crowd at Carnegie Hall
Ní Mhaolchatha left Celtic Woman after four years to start a family with her husband Tom. She returned in 2010, as part of the New York Pops Orchestra and performed to a sell-out crowd at Carnegie Hall.
Two years later Ní Mhaolchatha met up with music producer Craig Leon while working on the soundtrack for a film. They got on well and together they produced The Calling, an album of contemporary new songs along with some folk classics. It received rave reviews and entered the Irish music charts at number three.
In 2013, Ní Mhaolchatha was invited to join old friends Celtic Woman for their DVD, Home for Christmas. She has also worked on the soundtracks of many films and TV shows including Disney’s Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure, where she sings Where the Sunbeams Play to the delight of her two daughters.
More shows are scheduled, including a performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra on Friday Night is Music Night, the world’s longest running orchestral live music programme.