Bradfield described as one of Ireland's hidden musical treasures
is based in Donegal & has to date penned 3 solo albums
and 1 live album .Together with the likes of Loreena McKennitt,
Maire Brennan, Hazel O,Connor, Francis Black, Rita Connolly,
Mairead Ni Dhomhnaill & Katie Moffatt she has appeared
on several compilations of which Celtic Woman 1 & 2
are to name but a few. She has also been voted by readers
of Hot Press as one of Irelands top ten female singers &
short listed by a panel of top music critics as one of Irelands
Best Solo Performers.
first solo album entitled " Marian " was released in 1993
to critical praise from the media and Hot Press saying-
" She pours her heart and rich palette of emotions…over
a debut album of thirteen self-penned tracks of the quality
that most major artists would willingly sacrifice their
solo album "Tonight is Just for Us " released in October
1995 was nominated for one of Ireland's prestigious I R
M A awards. Again critics were unanimous in their praise
saying "Her songs deftly reveal the underlying tragedies
and ironies of everyday life. Within the daily hopes and
fears of us all Marian traces the magic of our dreams and
the pain of the often hidden struggle to reveal them."
friendships formed on tours and concerts over the next few
years saw the likes of Finbar Fury, Mairtin O'Connor and
Jimmy Faulkner asking to be part of her next project and
her third solo album "The Emperors Field " produced by Pat
Donne was released in September '97 - again to critical
acclaim not only by the media but to her Irish and ever
increasing U.S. and European fans as well.
album"Marian Bradfield Live" recorded on tour in Holland
& launched in May 2004 is described by one radio DJ
as "an album that draws you into the very powerful intimate
world of her live performance and leaves you breathless".
of appearances on live shows reads like the who's who of
the Irish TV and Radio scene. In concerts at home and abroad
she has appeared with the likes of Altan, Maire Brennan,
The Furey's, Liam O'Flynn, Mary Black, Kieran Goss, Aslan,
Donal Lunny , Paddy Glacken ,Andy Irvine ,Jimmy Mc Carthy
and The Chieftains to name a few.