Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song “A Woman’s Heart” inspired the title for, and appeared on, the A Woman’s Heart anthology album. It has since gone on to become the best-selling album in Irish history.
She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honors degree in music and was accepted to the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland where she worked as a violinist for five years before left the classical world behind to concentrate on her real passion—songwriting. She released her eponymous debut on Geffen records followed with tours in the USA, Europe and the Far East. She moved to Columbia Records in New York for her second album “What’s Following Me?”. “Precious Little”, the first single, was a top ten hit in the US. Since then, Eleanor has gone on to become an artist and performer known throughout the world.
Her critically acclaimed canon of work spans 13 albums and she is today recognized as one of Ireland’s most successful singer-songwriters, having enjoyed personal chart success and numerous cover versions of her songs by performers including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Phil Coulter, Alyth McCormick, Celtic Woman, Mary Coughlan, Bella Hardy (BBC folk singer of the year) Eliza Carthy and Jack L. Her new album “Naked Music” (Feb 2016) is a collaboration with famed British painter Chris Gollon. Gallery Different in London held an exhibition entitled “Naked Music” featuring 24 Gollon paintings inspired by the album, this was followed by a 4 week tour of the UK and some Irish dates.
In June 2016, she’ll be in Paris where she will performing her original score to WexFour, four plays by John Banville, Colm Tobin, Billy Roach and Eoin Colfer staring Don Wycherly and Andrea Irving. The rest of 2016 will see tours of Ireland, Germany, Spain and Australia in support of “Naked Music”