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Maireid Sullivan

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Mairéid's soulful track, Never Drift Apart from her album of the same name can be heard as Rhiannon's theme in our Episode 36, To Ride a White Horse.

Biography


Mairéid Sullivan has been singing since her childhood in West Cork, Ireland. Mairéid (rhymes with ‘parade’) was born on a farm at Lisheens, Kealkill, about four miles from Bantry Bay. “Music was everywhere. My father was a master horseman and a wonderful tenor who encouraged me to sing. My mother taught me traditional songs.”

Upon returning to Melbourne, Australia, after seven years traveling the world and other places, Mairéid and Ben met up with musical friends to record their latest CD, Never Drift Apart. “Our vision for Never Drift Apart was to create a comforting and energizing canopy of sound for the listener, recreating the experience my mother created for me when she sang me to sleep as a child, a memory that has nurtured me all through my life. Each song is a world unto itself: songs of joy, struggle and hope.”

Mairéid has received excellent reviews for her two earlier solo recordings, For Love’s Caress (1998) and

Mairéid Sullivan has been singing since her childhood in West Cork, Ireland. Mairéid (rhymes with ‘parade’) was born on a farm at Lisheens, Kealkill, about four miles from Bantry Bay. “Music was everywhere. My father was a master horseman and a wonderful tenor who encouraged me to sing. My mother taught me traditional songs.”

Mairéid is a student of history, with a special interest in Celtic culture. Her poetry, essays and articles have appeared in many publications, including Martin Melhulish’s Celtic Tides (1999) and Hugh Downs’ My America (2002).

Mairéid is the eldest of seven brothers and sisters. She has a daughter, Brigette.

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Albums

Mairéid has 4 albums available.

Time after Time

Time after Time

(with Ben Kettlewell)

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Never Drift Apart

Never Drift Apart

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For Loves Caress

For Loves Caress (A Celtic Journey)

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Dancer

Dancer

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