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Susan McKeown

About this Artist

SUSAN McKEOWN hails from Dublin, Ireland, and as an adventurous vocalist and producer, she has established herself not only as an sensitive interpreter of traditional song, with one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in Irish music, but also as a woman who rocks. Her often-dark lyrics draw influences from sources as far flung as the ancient Irish legend of the Táin, the words of Chief Seattle, the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and urban life in Manhattan. McKeown has been praised in the pages of Time and Rolling Stone, and has performed on the nationally syndicated radio programs A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, and The Infinite Mind, as well as on the nationally televised CBS This Morning and Sessions At West 54th as the guest of Natalie Merchant. McKeown has toured internationally with her band The Chanting House and is currently touring with The Klezmatics during their Wonder Wheel and Happy Joyous Hanukkah tours.