Dublin, County Dublin
Miriam Donohue is a songwriter from Galway, now based in Dublin. Her beautiful and charming voice, and an ability to write quirky, catchy folk tunes make for an enchanting live performance. Her songs are blissful, charming compositions with fine lyrics throughout.
In a short space of time as a performer Miriam has already supported fine acts such as Nina Persson(The Cardigans), Mark Geary, John Spillane, Jack L, Rose Cousins, Daniel Martin Moore and David Hope and made it to semi- finals of Youbloom song competition with her song Street Car.
In 2013 Miriam was featured on TG4 music show Ceol ar an Imeall as an upcoming Irish musician to watch, and chosen by the John Murray show on RTE Radio 1 to play at MetroHerald stage in Castlepalooza. This year she was selected to play in this years Ones To Watch Festival 2014 in Whelans.
Miriam is also currently one of the Final Five in the Hotpress Alcatel Big Break competition. The winner will be on the cover of the next Hotpress edition.
"On top of the list is Miriam Donohue for sure, originally from Galway came as a pleasant surprise, striking in appearance, her lyrics are similar to Suzanne Vega; she tells stories of island people and boats off the coast of Connemara, of travel and love against a backdrop of her lovely plucking guitar style complimented by her smoky voice. Her last song we clicked along like her professional percussionists, nice touch Miriam -interactive and we loved it!"
" 'Bookmarks' represent's an artist who's at the beginning of a very long career. If the huge success of Laura Marling and the current love for Lucy Rose proves anything it's that there's a market for the music of Miriam Donohue and I wish her every success for 'Bookmarks' and beyond. "
"Miriam recently released her debut Ep Bookmarks, which showcases her skills as an acoustic guitarist and as a writer of intelligent, imaginative lyrics". Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser
"Engaging, poetic with subtle melodic turns and assured velvetine vocals, I liked everything I heard from Miriam Donohue. She has an EP on Bandcamp called Bookmarks. miriamdonohue.bandcamp.com have a listen and purchase her music, simple as." http://www.suzannerhatigan.com/blog/
"A fresh new talent producing some great new sounds". Galway Bay FM
"She has a lovely stage presence and a lovely warm quality to her personality that draws you in,
if u can manage to catch her live you're in for a treat" FLIRT FM Galway
"We fell in love with Miriam after seeing her at last year's 'What the Folk?' "... Spirit of Folk Festival.
" Miriams music has been described by reviewers of folk music as one to watch in the future for her unique singing and songwriting skills" Connaught Tribune