Maria Shiel is a songwriter, musician and artist from the west of Ireland and has performed shows across Ireland, Europe and the USA including legendary venues such as CBGB’s in New York and The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
“A towering blend of Celtic and American folk/country music. Well worth your investigation…”
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Calling Me Back (Feat. Steve Wickham)
Out Nov 27 - Pre Save Below!
Steve Wickham of The Waterboys.
THIS IS A SONG ABOUT FINDING YOUR HOME. WHEREVER WE ARE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW WITH ELECTIONS, PANDEMICS, WARS AND THE DISPLACEMENT OF PEOPLE, LET'S SHINE A LIGHT OF POSITIVITY AND HELP US ALL FIND HOME TOGETHER.
'Calling Me Back' is a rousing transatlantic-americana tune featuring the world class fiddle playing of Steve Wickham and is available at all stores from November 27th!
The single has already garnered critical acclaim and was previewed on the coveted ‘RTE Radio 1 Recommends Playlist’ in September 2020.
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'FiRe In The Sea!' new album
Debut Irish-Americana album, ‘Fire in the Sea!’ is inspired by the ocean and combines influences from both sides of the Atlantic including old time country, indigenous roots music and vocal harmony groups from the 1950s and 1960s. The album showcases Maria’s own esoteric take on trans-atlantic sea-folk along with an aesthetic influenced by the work of Mark Rothko, Japanese anime and the street art of Bristol.
Limited edition CD/ART packages are available to pre-order and buy now from the shop page. The CD/ART packages come with all the album art drawn and painted by Maria during the Covid lockdown months. Prints, postcards and fridge magnets available for limited time only.
Fire in the Sea! is now available on all digital platforms HERE!
Ebb Of The Wave
“Have a listen to the first release from the album, Ebb of the Wave, and take a watch of the accompanying epic anime music video. Who knew that transatlantic sea-folk combined with a 1990s anime aesthetic could work so well?! Glorious, colourful and emotive stuff from the Galway based artist and songwriter.” – Not Bad
“An avant-garde blend of past, present and future encompassing earthy and folk influences from around the world” – Soundcloud Reviews
- September 12th: Galway Summer Garden €25
Album launch for Fire In The Sea with full band featuring Ben Turner, Sam Wright and Richie Dietrich.
- November 6th: The Firepit Sessions Tip Jar
Acoustic renditions of the album with loop pedal by an outdoor open fire in the west of Ireland
- November 27th: Hotpress Live (TBC) FREE
Maria is the founder of KYO Records, a Galway based record label which aims to encourage cross-genre collaboration between artists and musicians from anywhere in the world with a view to showcasing and releasing new work.