Marianne Green

from the north of Ireland and beyond

Caring for, and deeply respecting the treasure of Irish song, Marianne Green is especially attracted to the gems of the north of Ireland. For the realization of her album Dear Irish Boy Marianne has carefully researched the songs in old books and field recordings and found remarkable material, some rarely recorded by modern time singers.

Marianne Green endeavors to make new and personal interpretations of the songs and thus rendering them both contemporary and relevant. As well as working with Irish and Celtic traditional folk music, she composes her own songs, two of them are present in the album, which is co-produced by Andy Irvine, an icon in Irish music.

A musical journey

Marianne Green’s father always played music on the record player, and as a young teenager, she rediscovered his old Irish music albums. That was the beginning of a musical journey that resulted in the EP "By Yonder Town “in 2004 and now the album “Dear Irish Boy” to be released in 2010.

As well as singing, Marianne Green is an Irish step dancer and teacher, working professionally with the dance group "Green Steps" and co-founder of "Dark Green School of Irish Dancing.”