Marie Keane is a singer-songwriter with eclectic themes, from environmental protection to Motown influenced love tunes. For 20 years she’s performed in various blues, soul and jazz ensembles. From the main stage in the Cork Jazz Festival to performing traditionally inspired tunes in the Botanical Gardens, her music crosses more than a few divides.
Her second album MNÁ was written throughout the lock-downs. This rock, blues & soul infused album explores weaving themes of femininity from lived experience. The inaugural album was the planting of this seed. This second venture delves into spinsterhood, sexuality, the burden of guilt & shame bestowed in our psyche, the desire to birth & nurture, to be loved & to love, tackling the shadow self, balancing internal oppositions, learning how to self care & self protect, reaching into the depth of the spiritual journey and attempting to grasp purpose in this lifetime. With a little fun added along the way.
Her debut album ‘Russian Doll’ is a mix of folk blues and soul with subtle classical and traditional undertones. The release of Russian Doll followed on from it’s launch to a packed out Sugar Club performance of the full album in 2019. Russian Doll is available on vinyl & CD in Tower Records, selected Golden Discs stores and independent record stores in Dublin, Kildare, Athlone, Cork and Galway and record shops throughout the country, supporting Irish music.