I am thrilled to announce that I will be releasing a new solo album in early 2013. Entitled The Calling, the album is a collaboration with my great friend and mentor, the double - Grammy winning producer Craig Leon. We have finished recording in Dublin and London and are putting the final touches to the mixes now. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Filmed last summer, “Divinas Live from Chambord Castle” brings together the talents of three gifted world music singers - Méav of Ireland, Russian-New Zealander Yulia and Iranian-Israeli Rita. The magnificent castle provides the perfect backdrop to the performances of classic songs such as The first time ever I saw your face, Wild Mountainside, and Shenandoah arranged by Grammy- award winning producer Craig Leon. Click here for a taster of the show: The new show will be broadcast on PBS stations across the US in Spring 2013, beginning with the following stations:
Channel Weekday Date Time Area
KVCRDT Friday 01/03/2013 21:30:00 Los Angeles
KVCRDT Tuesday 05/03/2013 03:30:00 Los Angeles
KVCRDT3 Friday 01/03/2013 21:30:00 Los Angeles
KVCRDT3 Tuesday 05/03/2013 03:30:00 Los Angeles
WFPTDT Sunday 17/03/2013 17:30:00 Washington
WWPBDT Sunday 17/03/2013 17:30:00 Washington
DPTV Friday 15/03/2013 20:30:00 Detroit
WVIZDT Monday 04/03/2013 21:00:00 Cleveland
WGPTDT Sunday 17/03/2013 17:30:00 Pittsburgh
WMPBDT Sunday 17/03/2013 17:30:00 Baltimore
WMPTDT Sunday 17/03/2013 17:30:00 Baltimore
KCDTDT Sunday 03/03/2013 17:30:00 Spokane
KUIDDT Sunday 03/03/2013 17:30:00 Spokane
KAIDDT Sunday 03/03/2013 17:30:00 Boise
WCPBDT Sunday 17/03/2013 17:30:00 Salisbury
KISUDT Sunday 03/03/2013 17:30:00 Idaho Falls
KIPTDT Sunday 03/03/2013 17:30:00 Twin Falls
New TV SHOW - Scór Encore
Méav has a brand new role as a judge on Scór Encore, a talent show for kids on TG4. Over 13 episodes, top performers from all over Ireland will battle it out to be crowned TG4's most talented traditional performer, 2013. Thousands of children and teenagers represent their GAA clubs at the Scór na nOg competitions around Ireland, and this is their opportunity to take their performance to the next level and represent their counties in the National final. The competition features music, song and dance.Méav is joined on the judging panel by multi-instrumentalist and dancer Roy Galvin and musician and actor Aindrias De Staic. The presenter is Barbara Nic Dhonnacha. Scór Encore is broadcast on TG4 at 8pm every Sunday evening.
Home for Christmas
While I am no longer a member of Celtic Woman, I was very happy to be invited to return as a guest member on the new album “Home for Christmas”. As well as glorious group numbers with Chloe, Lisa and Mairéad, it features two new solos of mine, Silent Night and What Child is This. I am proud to announce that Home for Christmas is currently Number One on the Billboard World Music Charts, a position we are happily familiar with! The special Target edition of the album includes an additional solo track of mine , In the Bleak Midwinter, which you can listen to here.