Lou McMahon
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Lou McMahon

Clare, Munster, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Clare, Munster, Ireland | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Solo Alternative Folk

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"Caught In The Act Music Magazine"

Deep, dark and mysterious a swirling cauldron of emotional debris and astute observation -that is the effect on hearing Delicate Dancer the debut EP from Irish singer/songwriter Lou McMahon. Deliciously described by Irish rock critic, journalist and broadcaster Alan Jaques as ''An exquisite EP''. It captures a new talent endowed with promise yet borne of experience and emotional maturity. - John O' Regan (Music Journalist)


"Ultimate Guide To Irish Folk"

The Arc Music label's two-disc collection The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk provides a well-curated look at modern Celtic music. In a genre that has broadened to include almost anything that features a fiddle or tin whistle, there is quite a bit of material to choose from. While much of the music here can't quite be considered traditional, the collection is peppered with enough old-school folk scene veterans to balance out the more progressive fare. Tracks by traditional stalwarts like the Bothy Band, Altan, and the Dubliners appear alongside more pop-oriented acts like Lou McMahon and the Screaming Orphans. There are a few missteps that veer too far into the world of Celtic/new age schmaltz, but as a whole, this is a decent introduction to both classic Irish folk music and some of genre's better contemporary artists. - Allmusic


Discography

LP; A Picture (Backing Vocalist) 2006

EP; Delicate Dancer Artist: Lou McMahon Produced by Terry Woods 2010

Single: 'A River' 2010

Single: 'Into The Wild' & 'Sacrifice 2012

Compilation Album: Ultimate Guide To Irish Folk, ARC Music. 2014

Radio airplay: 'A River', 'Wide Eyed Lady', 'Pockets Of Change', 'The Hourglass', 'Into The Wild', 'Sacrifice'

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Lou McMahon is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter from Ireland. Her music showcases a multitude of melodic riches in a vibrant package. The voice of an angel and a thought provoking lyricist 'Lou is one to watch' Danny McIlhinney ‐ The Irish Daily Mail newspaper.

Lou's song ‘Wide Eyed Lady’ features on a compilation album titled Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk, spanning 30 years of Irish folk music. Wide Eyed Lady is track no. 3 on Lou's EP Delicate Dancer, released in 2009/10. Lou worked on Delicate Dancer with Terry Woods of The Pogues fame. In June 2012, McMahon released a single titled 'Into The Wild' and she is currently working in the studio on a new EP & album which will be released by ARC Music record label. In 2011, Lou's song 'A River' featured on a compilation album titled Fighting Chance, this was distributed Nationally with The Irish Daily Mail newspaper in conjunction with The Apprentice television series on TV3. 

Lou has performed on television shows The Apprentice TV3, An Samhradh Linn TG4, Ireland AM TV3 and her music receives air play from International radio stations - BBC, RTE, Dave Fanning 2FM, Clare fm, Dublin City FM, Radio Adelaide, WCSB 89.3 Cleveland’s FM Alternative Radio and more. Lou’s songs are released digitally to Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and her publication on ‘Ultimate Guide To Irish Folk’ can be found in record store’s and libraries around the globe –HMV and New York Public Library to mention but a few…

'If frostbitten romanticism coupled with ingenious questioning and impressionistic painting is yourlyrical game, then Delicate Dancer is a home from home' John O' Regan, freelance Journalist, broadcaster and lecturer who contributes to fRoots, Mojo, Caught in the Act, Irish Music Magazine

‘A fantastic Voice’ ‘An original sound’ Niall Toner ‐ RTE Radio One

‘The Arc Music label's two-disc collection The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk provides a well-curated look at modern Celtic music. In a genre that has broadened to include almost anything that features a fiddle or tin whistle, there is quite a bit of material to choose from. While much of the music here can't quite be considered traditional, the collection is peppered with enough old-school folk scene veterans to balance out the more progressive fare. Tracks by traditional stalwarts like the Bothy Band, Altan, and the Dubliners appear alongside more pop-oriented acts like Lou McMahon and the Screaming Orphans. There are a few missteps that veer too far into the world of Celtic/new age schmaltz, but as a whole, this is a decent introduction to both classic Irish folk music and some of genre's better contemporary artists.’ Timothy Monger Allmusic.com

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