New Charity Single in aid of the IMNDA
Maria Butterly – ‘You Are My Heaven’
LCM Promos is thrilled to launch the 3rd single ‘You Are My Heaven’, from the marvelous Maria Butterly, who stands poised to be the new jewel in the crown in Ireland’s rich crop of musical talent. Lauded on TV3’s Ireland AM as ‘One of Ireland’s most talented Singer/Songwriters’, Maria soon delivered on such promise with the much-prized ‘Songwriter of the Year’ accolade at the 2013 -Leinster Entertainment Awards. And now adding to her collection she received an award for ‘Best New Original Single 2015’ – Farmers Journal Award. Her first single ‘Angel’ launched her into the spotlight as a previous contestant on Glor Tire on TG4. And more recent her second single title track from her album ‘Blue Mandolin’ saw Maria on RTE’s tv program ‘Nationwide’ speaking with Mary Kennedy on her music career in the US vs Ireland, highlighting songs from her new album ‘Blue Mandolin’ produced by Bill Shanley. Maria’s new single ‘You Are My Heaven’ is in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and is available on her website & also www.imnda.ie for €2.
Multi-instrumentalist – self taught on guitar, mandolin, piano & whistle – Maria’s original style draws on influences from both the Irish Contemporary Folk genre and the American Country-Bluegrass genre, as can be heard on ‘Blue Mandolin’. Originally from Laytown, Co Meath, Maria lived & toured in Nashville & LA, USA, for a number of years, perfecting her repertoire performing at hit venues such as Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, The House of Blues (LA), and New York’s world famous Mercury Lounge having played alongside such icons as Bob Wooten (Johnny Cash’s Band), Raul Malo (The Mavericks), Hal Ketchum, Damien Rice, Eleanor McEvoy, and Mundy. Headlined the ‘Angelica -Huston Gala Event‘ at Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles & won previous awards at the -‘New York International Film & Music Festival’ She recently performed her song ‘Quiet Man’ to Hollywood Star MAUREEN O’HARA on her 90th Birthday. Furthermore, Maria is now showcasing her talent as a co-writer on the new upcoming album (self titled Blue -Mandolin, produced by Bill Shanley) with Nashville No.1 hit writers Kostas Lasarides (who penned ‘What a Cryin Shame’ for the Mavericks) and Charles Quarto (songwriter for Crosby, Stills & Nash; Garth Brooks), as well as Ireland’s very own Charlie McGettigan.
Do we have an Irish Alison Krauss, Eva Cassidy, Linda Ronstadt on our doorstep, as Maria’s album ‘Blue Mandolin’ is right up there in terms of beautiful voicing, songs well executed on production & arrangement, profound lyrics & melodies and yet maintaining her own style simply – Maria Butterly.
Listen to the song here.
Next Charity Concert Performance:
Sun 19th April – Charity Concert for IMNDA, Sacred Heart Church, Laytown
“This album is the best local production to come out of Ireland since A Womans Heart”
– PETER BARDON, BARDIS MUSIC PUBLISHING
“This is a cracking album” – AIDAN BUTLER, MUSIC PROGRAMMER, RTE RADIO 1
“One of the strongest contestants ever on Glor Tire, Utterly Butterly” – JOHN CREEDON, RTE
Please visit Maria’s website for more info, videos, reviews, awards & for FREE DOWNLOADS! www.mariabutterly.com