In 2012, Irish Mythen appeared in
A singer-songwriter with an immense stage presence and an even bigger voice, Irish Mythen leaves her audience crying with one song and laughing with the next. A citizen of the world, having lived for long stints in far-flung places, she is a true voice of experience and intelligence, delivering her songs in a way that leaves people wondering, thinking and dreaming, long after the show is over. Last year, we were ‘blown away’ by Irish. She is one of the most asked-for repeat artists we have seen in a long time, and Mariposa jumped at the chance to bring her back.
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.irishmythen.com
Her earliest musical influences were sounds of Makem and Clancy, Planxty and Bob Dylan being played by her parents as they drove around the Caribbean island of Trinidad where she lived as a child. She later moved to the Middle East with her parents and this is where she took up the guitar, singing and writing songs. After completing her secondary education Irish went on to the Ballyfermot “rock School” for 2 years where she studied musical performance as well as the practical side of the music industry. 1996 saw her based in Sweden to start what would be a 4 year tour of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and the U.K. She also started work on her debut album “Republic of One” which she recorded in Bohus Studios just outside Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2000 she moved to Australia where she quickly established a large and loyal following. Again festivals and some large support slots would follow. 2003 saw the release of “Appreciate” on Myth Records 2006-Another move,this time to Canada to play The Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso,Nova Scotia. Again armed with her latest release: "Fallen Me" produced my Paul Mills. The E.P sold out over the weekend and so in 2007 off she went back to Toronto to record the full album "Sweet Necessity" again with Paul Mills. She has toured across Canada with Sweet Necessity and is now ready to do it all again with her 4th release "Open Here'. Dave Gunning, Thom Swift, Jeff Arsenault,Brian Bourne,Kim Dunn and Anna Ludlow are just a few of the people who contributed to this new release.
Her quotes her finest moment as "going on stage before the master Richie Haven, an utterly out of musical experience"
Irish has a way of delivering her songs that leave you wondering long after the show is over.