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Mary Courtney


Mary Courtney was born and raised in Castlegregory, Co. Kerry into a large musical family. Both parents sang and played instruments, as did aunts and uncles on both sides.

She started singing at a young age, and learned many songs from her Mom. She now lives in NY, and performs throughout the US as a solo artist, and also with her band Morning Star. She has also guest appeared with Black ’47 as the female vocalist on Livin’ in America. Some of Mary’s memorable performance include singing the Irish national anthem for Martin McGuiness’s memorial mass in 2017 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, singing for JFK Jr’s memorial mass, and singing at Father Mychal Judge’s mass at Old St Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Class Description:

Learn traditional Irish songs from over the centuries, including songs from some of Ireland’s rebellions. Learn songs in both Irish (phonetically) and English, some accompanied by Mary on either guitar or bodhrán, and some a cappella.

Some examples of songs:

The Foggy Dew


The Rising of The Moon

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Lonely Woods of Upton

The Black & Tan Gun

The Boys of Barr na Sráide

The Galtee Mountain Boy 

Come by The Hills 


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