BIO

BIOGRAPHY

Releasing her latest single 'Blue Mandolin', Maria Butterly, stands poised to be the new jewel in the crown in Ireland's rich crop of musical talent. Lauded on TV3's Ireland AM as "One of Ireland's most talented Singer/Songwriters" Maria soon delivered on such promise with the much-prized 'Songwriter of
the Year'
accolade at the 2013 Leinster Entertainment Awards presented by Daniel O'Donnell. Now Maria has teamed up with the legendary guitarist and producer Bill Shanley, who has worked with renowned performers, Ray Davies, Mary Black, Paul Brady and Sinead O' Connor. Bill has just produced Maria's upcoming album 'Blue Mandolin', which is now available from her website and iTunes.

Maria's widely acclaimed debut single 'Angel' launched her into the spotlight as a contestant on this year's Glor Tire on TG4 and it received substantial airplay on national radio in Ireland, the UK and the US, and she has now released her much anticipated second single, the album-title track 'Blue Mandolin'.

Multi-instrumentalist - self taught on guitar, mandolin, piano and whistle - Maria's original style draws on influences from both the Celtic/Irish Folk genre and the American Country genre, as can be heard on 'Blue Mandolin'. Maria says: "I have a specific style and sound that I wanted to create and not just blend in with the other genres but to create a new one, my own as Maria Butterly."

Originally from Laytown, Co Meath, Maria has achieved renown as a performer across the Atlantic, where she lived in Los Angeles and Nashville, USA, for a number of years, perfecting her repertoire performing at hit venues such as Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, The House of Blues (LA), and New York's world famous Mercury Lounge having played alongside such icons as Bob Wooten (Johnny Cash's Band), Raul Malo (The Mavericks), Hal Ketchum, Damien Rice, Eleanor McEvoy, and Mundy. She performed her song ‘Quiet Man’ to Hollywood Star Maureen O'Hara on her 90th Birthday and this year her song Quiet Man was the theme song which she performed at the unveiling bronze statue ceremony of Maureen and John Wayne in Cong, Co Mayo. Maria performed at the All Star Guitar Night in LA with renowned guitarists Laurence-Juber (Paul McCartney and Wings), Monte Montgomery and headlined the Angelica Huston Gala Event hosted by TV presenter Grainne Seoige at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. Furthermore, Maria's undoubted love for the written word has blossomed with her song writing, and she is now showcasing her talent as a co-writer on the new album with Nashville No.1 hit writers Kostas Lasarides (who penned 'What a Cryin Shame' for the Mavericks) and Charles Quarto (songwriter for Crosby, Stills and Nash; Garth Brooks), as well as Ireland's very own Charlie McGettigan.

Recently Maria's song 'Thankful' was featured in RTE's Nationwide edition to mark Armstice Day.

In gathering material for the album, Maria returned to visit Nashville were she teamed up with Quarto, whose co-writing input on the album was both profound and inspiring: "I didn't have to fully understand Charles's writing to know it was the most beautiful writing I had ever heard. We sat and I took out my mandolin and out popped the song 'Blue Mandolin'. I loved the fact Charles' writing wasn't quite within my reach and wouldn't be to others, so I knew I had hit on something very different and refreshing, bringing the old into the new but maintaining its beauty in its raw form."

Do we have an Irish Alison Krauss on our doorstep, as Maria's album 'Blue Mandolin' is right up there in terms of beautiful voicing, songs well executed on production and arrangement, profound lyrics and melodies and yet maintaining her own style simply - Maria Butterly.

MUSIC

BLUE MANDOLIN



IT'S JUST ME

VIDEO

VIDEO

Blue Mandolin

I Exist

Love my Ways

Well Runs Dry

When the Light is Dancing

Quite Man

Angel (Nashville)

OVER THE RAINBOW

Angel (Glor Tire)

Angel (Ireland AM)

NEWS

NEWS

15 JULY 2014
Maria launches her new album 'Blue Mandolin' with producer of the album Bill Shanley...

15 JULY 2014
Headlined the Angelica Huston Gala Event in the Beverly Hilton Hotel...

15 JULY 2014
'Songwriter of the Year' - Leinster Entertainment Awards hosted by Daniel O'Donnell...

15 JULY 2014
Maria performed her self penned song 'Quiet Man' to Hollywood Star Maureen O'Hara...

15 JULY 2014
Her amazing story behind her song ‘Kieran’ was recently published...

15 JULY 2014
Featured artist in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine sponsoring GHS strings...

15 JULY 2014
Presented by IMRO representative Tony McTigue presents Maria with her trophy...
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BLUE MANDOLIN

TRACKLIST

  1. 1 WHEN THE LIGHT IS DANCING
  2. 2 ANGEL - FREE DOWNLOAD
  3. 3 WELL'S RUN DRY
  4. 4 BLUE MANDOLIN
  5. 5 DEMONS
  6. 6 I EXIST
  7. 7 COME TO THE DOOR
  8. 8 QUIET MAN
  9. 9 LOVE MY WAYS
  10. 10 PUSH ME
  11. 11 HEAVEN
  12. 12 SHUT ME OUT
  13. 13 DON'T BE DISCOURAGED
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