Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

po_Mhaonaigh-Mairead-NiMairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (born July 26, 1959) is an Irish fiddler and the lead vocalist for the Irish traditional band Altan, which she co-founded with her late husband Frankie Kennedy in 1985.

Today, Mairéad is recognized as a leading exponent in the Donegal fiddle style, and she is often considered as one of the foremost singers in the Irish language, her native tongue. After 24 years with Altan, Mairéad released her first solo album Imeall, in 2009, and she was part of the Irish supergroup T with the Maggies, who released an album in 2010.