Maura O'Connell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Descriptive "tags": celtic female vocalists irish folk world Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

County Clare, Eire. Folk singer Maura O’Connell began her career working with Mike Hanrahan before becoming a full-time member of Stockton’s Wing then De Dannan. However, after that band had enjoyed substantial success with Star Spangled Molly, O’Connell relocated to Nashville in 1985 to launch her solo career. She went there because of its reputation for songwriters, and the fact that all the major publishing houses were represented there - increasing the types and styles of songs available to her many times over. On arrival she quickly formed a musical partnership with dobro player Jerry Douglas, who has been a constant companion throughout her solo work. A succession of albums followed, before she joined Rykodisc Records in 1996 for the release of Stories. This included material drawn from established and disparate sources such as Shawn Colvin (‘Shotgun Down The Avalanche’), Paul Brady (the title track), Hal Ketchum (‘Ordinary...

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