Pauline Scanlon (born in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland) is a singer of contemporary and traditional Irish music.
Dingle is a Gaeltacht, which is an area where the population's first language is Irish. Scanlon has been singing professionally since she was 15 years old. She has toured the pub and club scene on the Dingle peninsula with her nephew Dayne Scanlon.
Scanlon has toured extensively worldwide with Sharon Shannon and has been featured on RTE's The Late Late Show. She featured on Sharon Shannon's Libertango album (2003), singing A Case Of You, the Joni Mitchell song.
Her first solo CD, Red Colour Sun, was released on the Daisy Label in 2004. (Compass Records in the USA) It blended traditional sounds with modern influences. In January 2006, she completed a new project with Donough Hennessy (formerly the guitar player for the Irish band Lunasa) along with Darrell Scott, Kenny Malone, Stuart Duncan and other musicians. The album Hush was released on August 15, 2006 on Compass Records.
Scanlon has collaborated with Belinda Carlisle on her 2007 release Voila.
In early 2009, she joined with Éilís Kennedy to form a band initially under the name of the Dingle White Females, later changed to Lumiere. Lumiere release their debut album (self-titled) on 11 September 2009 on the Sony Ireland label
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