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.
For more information: www.marycourtneymusic.com
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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