20 January 1967, Clontarf, Dublin, Eire. One of Irelands most popular singer-songwriters almost did not get to be a pop star. When McEvoy finished second level education, she studied music by day at Dublins Trinity College and worked by night in orchestra pits. Graduating from college with an honours degree in music, she was accepted to the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, with whom she stayed for four years. One of her earliest compositions, Only A Womans Heart, inspired the title for (and appeared on) the 1992 anthology collection A Womans Heart, which featured other Irish female artists such as Mary Black and Dolores Keane.
McEvoy signed to major label Geffen Records shortly after, and won Best New Artist in 1993 in the Irish National Entertainment Awards. In the same year, Hot Press magazine voted her Best Songwriter. Her subsequent major label work did not garner as much critical or commercial...