Katie’s bio

riverdanceBill Whelan (Riverdance composer) heard her perform with Anuna and asked her to sing the solo in the interval piece at the Eurovision. This of course went on to become the hugely successful show Riverdance and Katie toured the world with them for five years as their lead vocalist. While touring in America, she met her husband Ben Craig and has made her home in Minnesota for the past thirteen years. 

During this time she has formed her own band and troupe of Irish dancers and continued her studies and research into traditional Irish music. Katie has had the honor to perform for many celebrities, most notably President Clinton and Bono (U2). Her current ensemble includes Karen Mueller  (Autoharp, Guitar, Bouzouki, Dulcimar, Mandolin & Voice), Zack Kline (Fiddle) , Marc Anderson (Percussion),Laura MacKenzie  (Whistles, Flutes, Pipes & Voice) , Tom Schaefer (Fiddle).

She has released five critically acclaimed solo CDs: After the Morning, Shine, Celtic Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas Angels.  Recently, Katie was awarded best folk and acoustic artist by the Minnesota Music Academy. She has also been touring the world with the group Secret Garden as their lead singer & harpist. In 2009 she was nominated as one of the Top 75 Women of Influence in the Irish America Community by the Irish Voice.

http://www.katiemcmahon.com/Katie_McMahon_Official_Page/Home.html

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