Katie McMahon Stays True To Her Irish Upbringing On Her Christmas Music
Katie McMahon is best known for her soprano solo in the original Riverdance. Before that she was little Irish girl who wanted to sing.
According to her website katiemcmahon.com, Katie McMahon was born and bred a Dubliner, was classically trained in voice and harp and studied Italian and Drama Studies in Trinity College. During a break from her studies, Katie joined the vocal group Anuna and is a featured soloist on their first two CDs.
Since doing Riverdance, she has formed her own band and troupe of Irish dancers. They are in great demand all over the States and play Irish traditional music with a Classical edge. Two of the many celebrities who have enjoyed Katie's performances are President Clinton and Bono (U2), who pulled her aside afterwards and kindly told her that she had "an amazing voice".
She has released five critically acclaimed solo CDs: After the Morning, Shine, Celtic Christmas, St. Patrick's Day and Christmas Angels which are available in the States and from this site (just click on Music).
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.
Katie lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young children.