Bio

A versatile singer and songwriter Martina Keany has produced an epic first CD simply titled “Martina”. Martina is also a poet and opens her heart on many of the thirteen delightful tracks on this album. Her album gives a taste of her vast repertoire of more than 400 songs which she plans to produce on three more CDs.

“An Odd Comparison came to me the first time I heard Martina and it became with subsequent listenings. She is the female version of Leonard Cohen. This is especially true with ‘Listen to me’ and ‘Rainbows’. I am looking forward to hearing more about and from this Artist.” Linear Reflections – Reviews Reviewed by M.E Wood www.linearrerreflections.com

“Her lyricism is evident on ‘Is it Real’ among other fine tracks. The power of her vocal range is also shown, especially on ‘Chaos Taxi Blues’. A heart-tugging Irish romance shows through in much of her work and is rife in Erin. Overall, an amazing performance by an artiste who has learned her craft well on the Irish and British circuit. The album shows her as a versatile performer who, once heard, can never be forgotten.” Review Irish Post-Ri-Ra www.ri-ra.co.uk/features/review

A former Wild Rose International Song Contest finalist, Martina comes from a strong family tradition of music lovers. She has been performing since the age of 12. Her first stage performance was at the famous Ballroom of Romance in her native village. She was born and grew up in the picturesque village of Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, Ireland. The effect the natural beauty of this area had on her is reflected in the beauty of her voice and the lyrics of her songs.

She has performed her own songs and covers throughout Ireland and Britain, including London’s 12 Bar Club and also the Robin Hood in Hammersmith which has also been the venue for artistes such as The Dubliner’s Ronnie Drew.

During the years Martina has been known for her comedy acts. She appeared roles in a Bollywood movies released at the end of 2009. Martina also likes photography and painting oil on canvas.
Note: 2013 She has now released 5 christian music CDs on www.divinemercymusic.com and currently recording 30 other New Jazzs, Blues and Folk songs that she has written over the years and some quite recently.