Marianne Green

Marianne Green

 Frederiksberg, Capital Region, DNK
BandFolkCeltic

Marianne Green performs traditional Irish and original songs in English and Gaelic. The concert repertoire includes songs from her debut CD Dear Irish Boy as well as new songs and lively Irish dance tunes.

Biography

Caring for, and deeply respecting the treasure of Irish song, Marianne Green is especially attracted to the gems of the North of Ireland, particularly County Down and Belfast. As well as working with Irish and Celtic traditional folk music, she composes her own songs. Marianne Green’s debut album Dear Irish Boy is co-produced by Andy Irvine, an icon in Irish music. Marianne has carefully researched the songs in old books and field recordings and found remarkable material, some rarely recorded by modern time singers. However it has been very important for Marianne Green to make new and personal interpretations of the songs and thus become part of the tradition of passing on the songs.

Biography
Marianne Green grew up in Denmark strongly influenced by a mixed cultural background with an Italian mother and a father half-Danish and half-English. This opened the door for embracing the Irish culture of music, with which she fell in love at a very early age. As a young teenager, Marianne Green rediscovered her father’s old vinyl albums and developed a strong passion for Irish folk/traditional music and dance. It marked the beginning of a musical journey that has resulted in the EP By Yonder Town and the debut album with Irish songs Dear Irish Boy in 2010.


Marianne Green has performed in many countries including Finland, Tunisia, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Italy and Denmark. She has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Blas Ceoil and Gerry Anderson on BBC and Gaelic speaking programs on Irish radio, RTE.


Marianne Green has studied music and dance since childhood. Along with her singing career, she also works as a dancer and choreographer of Irish step dance. She is the Artistic Director of her dance group Green Steps as well as a registered Irish Dance Teacher with the organisation An Coimisiún le Rince Gaelacha, and co-founder of Dark Green School of Irish Dancing.


Review Quotes
“(…) don’t be fooled by her charismatic charm for here is someone who knows how to convey lyrics with conviction (…)”. Pete Fyfe, Maverick
Marianne Green sings with a voice as gentle and delicate-sounding as Belleek porcelain. But delicate doesn’t mean fragile. Green’s lovely voice is a strong presence (…)”. Tom Knapp, Rambles.net
”(…) And yet it’s Marianne’s own singing that remains in firmest focus, lilting enchantingly above the constancy and strength of Andy’s distinctively deft, imaginative and entirely responsive playing (...) she displays a telling maturity, seemingly effortless poise and total confidence of line. (...). Her lyrical, intimate delivery is exceedingly beguiling, and is a good indication of the intuitive manner in which she relates to the song texts (…”). David Kidman, folkandroots.co.uk

Discography

"Dear Irish Boy" with Andy Irvine, Album 2010
"By Yonder Town", EP 2004

Set List

The Banks of the Bann
You Make Me Fly
Tá Mé ’Mo Shuí
The Doffin Mistress
Bonny Portmore
Ar a Ghabháil Go Baile Átha Cliath Damh
Cian’s Song
The Dear Irish Boy
The Wife’s Lamentation
The Road to Dundee
The Wreck of the Newcastle Fishermen
Carrickmannon Lake
The Blackbird of Mullaghmore
My Father’s Serving Boy
Willy of Winsbury
Bridín Vesey
Siubhán Ní Dhuibhir