|Born||February 25, 1988|
|Origin||Danbury, Connecticut, United States|
Jimmy Monaghan is an Irish musician from Belmullet, Ireland. He is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the Galway based anti-folk band Music for Dead Birds. He also releases music under various other titles, including "The Crytearions".
He was born in Danbury, Connecticut and moved to Ireland as a child. As a teenager he was an amateur boxer, winning four Irish national titles. He won a silver medal at the 2004 Four Nations tournament boxing for Ireland and received the Western People Sports Star of the year award the same year. His first album with Music for Dead Birds was released in 2009 by the Irish record label Rusted Rail. In July 2012 Psychonavigation Records released an album of his instrumental piano recordings under his Irish name Seamus O'Muineachain. The Irish Times reviewed the album positively, calling it "a tremulous if tranquil success." Bleep.com said of the album "He reveals ten tracks of delicately crafted classicism, a unique piano soundtrack indebted with heart-wrenching cinematic emotion."  To promote the album he performed at The Electric Picnic festival in 2012. The album received radio play on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation  and the song 'I Am Always In Your Power' was used in the Emmy Award nominated series Beat Girl.
With Music for Dead Birds
- "Music For Dead Birds to release debut mini-album". Advertiser.ie. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
- "Club History - Geesala Boxing Club". Geesalaboxingclub.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
- "New music from Jimmy Monaghan". Advertiser.ie. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
- "Seamus O'Muineachain - Seamus O'Muineachain | Release Information, Reviews and Credits". AllMusic. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
- "Seamus O'Muineachain - Seamus O'Muineachain (Psychonavigation) on Bleep — Your Source for Independent Music — Download MP3, WAV & FLAC — Buy Vinyl, CD & Merchandise". Bleep.com. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
- "Clashfinder General :: Electric Picnic 2012 Clashfinder". Clashfinder.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
- "Seamus O'Muineachain - Seamus O'Muineachain - Quiet Space - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
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