Máirín Fahy

Galway's Máirín Fahy was an integral part of Riverdance for more than eight years. Her fiddle playing has been lauded as amazing and unique and, as the featured soloist in Riverdance, she has performed to more than 25 million people worldwide.

Máirín has recorded with Dolores O' Riordan and is featured in the Harrison Ford / Brad Pitt movie, "Devil's Own". "Empire" magazine describes the song as "haunting with a wicked fiddle solo". She has played in Monaco for Prince Rainier and the Royal Family at the Red Cross Ball, in Tokyo for the Prince Emperor and at the Royal Albert Hall in London where she performed for and met Princess Diana at the Princess Trust.

Máirín was a member of "Macalla" the all women's Ceili band and recorded two albums with them. She also features on the fine album "Ceol Ti Neachtain" and played with the highly acclaimed Temple House Ceili Band.

Máirín exceptional voice came to the fore in the Celtic Musical 'Tara' which was performed with the R.T.E. Concert Orchestra featuring well-known actor Patrick Bergin. Máirín was also a founding member of the multi-award winning trad super-group Reeltime and in 1996 received the prestigious award for best female vocalist from the 'Irish American News'.

Máirín is a regular guest with the multi-grammy award winning group the Chieftains and has toured Australia, New Zealand and America with the famous traditional Irish band. She has also performed with the Chieftains and Art Garfunkel in Carnegie Hall.

Without doubt, Máirín is regarded as one of the outstanding fiddle players of her generation.

Her unique talent is now showcased in Trad on the Prom. The show which is now in its twelfth consecutive season is firmly established as the number 1 show in Ireland.  






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