Sinéad Madden
"I was born in Galway but moved to Mayo at a very early age and started playing the fiddle at the age of 7. It was around this time that my parents discovered the joy of walking in the countryside leaving me alone to practice! Taking the natural progression I went on to study both classical piano and violin all the while playing numerous sessions in local pubs. After moving to Dublin in 1994 to experience college life and the Dublin rock scene I met none other than Mr. Ewan Cowley. It was through his excellent introduction skills that I met Moya in the summer of 1998. I think there's a song in there somewhere - it was the start of something unforgettable. One highlight of my career was playing support to the legendary Drifters frontman, Ben E. King, who played four nights in Dublin's HQ. This was with Australian singer/song writer Peter Baxter. Current projects include an all Australian member band (with one exception) called Tyrella, formally known as The Blue Black Waves, an album with piper Darach De Brun called The Beehive Suite due for release in Autumn and Urbanethnic, the debut album of Dublin based Rinka. I'm also involved with an up and coming traditional Irish band which have yet to be named! I have also had the pleasure of playing with Aoife Ní Fhearraigh and Jim McCann."
Inspired by: Sting, Sarah McLachlan and Martin Hayes. Inspired also by my family and friends.
Favourite album: Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing. Anything by Sting. Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill: The Lonesome Touch.
Would not go on the road without: My fiddle, CD man and my phone.
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