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Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Maria is just home from Los Angeles where she performed songs from the Jan 27th Worldwide Itunes released album THE STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN and songs from the forthcoming album SING



Maria + Kieran: The Storms Are On the Ocean
For Release: January 27th 2011 on Mermaid Records

The Storms Are On The Ocean available worldwide on iTunes and www.mariadk.com

Maria Doyle Kennedy’s last album proper Mutter was a collection of ghost songs, avant folk
songs, eerie fairytales and cinematic snapshots of bedraggled actresses walking barefoot on

Mulholland Drive. It was also one of the most bewitching records of 2007.
The Storms Are On the Ocean might well have been named GrandMutter. A collection of
Appalachian standards dressed in beautifully darned gowns, its spiritual siblings are Plant’s
Band of Joy, PJ’s White Chalk and Gillian Welch’s stark daguerreotypes. Here are courtly
tunes, murder ballads, child ballads and death fugues all beautifully backlit by Kieran Kennedy’s
acoustic guitar, banjo and piano. These apocryphal airs often recall Dylan’s definition of
folksong: “Traditional music is based on hexagrams. It comes about from legends, Bibles,
plagues, and it revolves around vegetables and death. All these songs about roses growing out
of people’s brains and lovers who are really geese and swans that turn into angels, about skulls
and flowers and death and curses and nine times this and ten times that.”
Each song deals from the bottom of the deck, every line is freighted with its opposite
meaning. Under pretty petticoats, the lover’s vow ‘Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow’ wears

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  • DrewAndrea

    Maria Doyle Kennedy is a wonderful actress and singer :)

    20 May 9:15pm Reply
  • gabrielle_lucy

    she deserves so much more attention!

    31 Jan 4:43pm Reply
  • Merch103

    I discovered her trough the Tudors, and quickly discovered some of her songs. A year after I had bought all her CD's, and I can't stop listening to her sonds. She has an amazing voice, and the lyrics of her sonds are so beautiful. Sometimes you feel like you're watching a movie, because most of her songs are storytelling. She's a great actress, a great songwriter and also a great actress!

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Eimear

    Saw her in Whelan's last night,she's so lovely! Need some of her music now!

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • kamarza

    I love her music she is UNBELIEVANLE

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • mermaidrecords

    hi guys if ya wanna buy maria cds or get the vibe its at www.mariadk.com its the only official site and where all the action is do not buy cds from amazon above remember only at www.mariadoylekennedy.com

    30 Aug 2008 Reply