Mna Na Heireann

nolwenn_leroyMná na hÉireann” (English: Women of Ireland), is a poem written by Ulster poet Peadar Ó Doirnín (1704–1796), popularly set in song to the tune by Seán Ó Riada (1931–1971). Mná na hÉireann is usually placed in the category of Irish rebel music. It honours the memory of the women dedicated to Ireland, specifically the Irish nationalist movement.

Nolwenn Leroy sings Mná na hÉireann on her new self titled CD. She has a voice like an angel and is very well known in France where she has had 6 very successful CDs. This is her first mostly English language album in which she wishes to bring her talents to the English speaking world. Having stayed in the U.S. in Ohio for 1 year as an exchange student, it is her dream to come back to America. She is the winner of the 2002 Star Academy TV show.

Nolwenn has a beautiful and captivating voice. The Official Video of “Mná na hÉireann” is a tribute to Nolween’s talent and beauty.

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