AVA is the name under which Irish singer/songwriter Éabha McMahon presents her solo work (the phonetical spelling of Éab...ha). She has already garnered world attention for her unique voice, firstly as part of Anuna, the internationally renowned Irish Choral group and then as principal vocalist with the globally successful Irish music collective Celtic Woman with whom she recorded five albums, filmed three television specials and performed sell out concerts in 20 countries across 6 continents. She has been number one on both Billboard’s World Music Chart and Classical Chart and has received her first Grammy nomination.
Brought up steeped in the Irish language and trained in the traditional way of Sean Nos singing, Éabha continues the centuries old Irish tradition of storytelling through song, bringing her own modern contemporary style to the art and seamlessly blending English lyrics with her native Irish language that adds a poetic rhythm to her songwriting.
Her debut album ‘Wildflower’ comprises original songs that encapsulate the rhythm of the earth; the unwavering momentum of love and loss and the global concerns we have for ourselves, for each other and for the world we call home. Contemporary with traditional influences, the album has its roots in World Music, haunting at times, lavish at others, irresistible melodies with ethereal overtones.