Muireann McDonnell is a 14 year old singer and songwriter from Skerries, Co.Dublin. Influenced by artists such as Prince, Sinead O’Connor and even Frank Sinatra, Muireann has an individual and original style. Her soft tones produce atmospheric and emotional music. Muireann, although young, has played supporting slots with Mundy, Aslan and Aoife Scott. She has represented Ireland at The Junior Eurovision in Tbilisi in Georgia in 2017 with an original song in the Irish language.
Muireann has a passion for original music and has had some of her material recorded by The Declan Sessions, Hearone and Beardfire Studios. As an original artist, Muireann enjoyed many festivals during the summer of 2018. She has played The Glasshouse Stage at Vantastival, she won the junior section of The Midlands Busking Festival and she was a featured artist at Nellifreds ‘The Garage’ in Dingle.
She has taken part in many charity events, such as The Simon Gigs in The Swagman Bar, Sligo, raising much needed funds for The Simon Community. In Hey Troubadour Busk in Crampton Court where she busked alongside some of Ireland’s talented musician such as The Pale, Gavin Glass, Jane Willow, David Keenan, Luke Clerkin and many more.
2019 has been yet another amazing year for this young musician. Highlights include performing at The Temple Bar Tradfest and celebrating the memory and 50th birthday of Mic Christopher in Whelans whilst performing with The Pale, Paddy Casey, Mark Geary and Lisa Hannigan. Muireann appeared on The Ray D’Arcy show with some of Irelands top musicians such as Jerry Fish, The Pale, Cry Monster Cry, Davy Lyons, Mundy and Eleanor McEvoy where again they performed Mic Christophers Heyday as a promo for their show in The National Stadium.
Muireann is this years U17 Forestside songwriter of the year and with them is looking forward to releasing her debut single in March 2020.
“Just heard Muireann at the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival today. Unique, talented and totally herself. Her own song about being yourself was my favourite”
“I first saw this young lady play at a small Dublin acoustic night two years ago. She blew me away with her voice and alternative songwriting style. She's definitely one to watch!”
“We were so lucky to have Muireann sing in 'Nelliefreds' over the summer can't wait for her to come back”
“Muireann is an amazing young lady and talented beyond her years. She came and performed for us at 'Friday Arts at No. 5 'a few months back and we were totally blown away by her talent. She is a great songwriter and a great performer. Ireland couldn't ask for a better ambassador and a better representative in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and I wish her the very best of luck, but I must add that no matter what the result she will have done her country more than proud!”
“...unique, talented and totally herself...” Hot Press
“.... blew me away with her voice and alternative songwriting style.... definitely one to watch...” Top 6 Records