Mary Staunton - From the Gaeltacht
of Tourmakeady in Co. Mayo, Mary inherits a long musical tradition. Her grandmother, Nora Staunton, was one of the most respected
'boxplayers' in the locality and was always in demand for the local house dances. Mary's father Mattie was a well-known
fiddle player and her mother Kathleen as well as being a fine singer also plays the accordion.From an early age Mary had been
singing. During her teenage years Mary played regularly with fellow Mayo musician, John Hoban. And in later years with acclaimed
musicians including Alec Finn, Steve Cooney and Frankie Lane. Her debut solo recording ‘Bright Early Mornings’ still
sounds as fresh today as it did during its release in1998 and the good news is that Mary has just completed her long awaited solo
album which is due for release very soon.